Blue Inspiration Contest

THE SPACE gallery is calling artists to enter the #BlueInspiration contest in collaboration with Derivan Mattise.

Participating artists will be asked to create their work of genius using the colour blue from paint brand Derivan. 

Blue Inspiration - Contest


The entry fee is $45.00 including paint which can be collected at THE SPACE gallery, level 1, 61 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery.

Delivery is also available at an additional cost of $10 (to cover the postage and packaging fees)

As well as inspiring creative community engagement, the resulting exhibition will be a celebration of all the artwork submitted.



  • Entries must be no bigger than 30 cm x 30 cm. This includes framing.

  • Paper works can be mounted or framed, not exceeding the size requirement.

  • Only work that can be attached to the wall will be accepted.

  • Artwork should be ready for hanging either with a wire attached for hanging on a hook OR flat sections on the back suitable to adhere ‘command’ hanging strips.

  • All mediums accepted including painting, illustration, photography, collage, printmaking and textiles.

  • No sculpture or video work will be accepted.

  • NB: Artwork submitted can be smaller than 30 x 30cm but not bigger

Blue Inspiration at THE SPACE gallery


  • Entries open 22nd August / Entries close 30th September

  • Non-refundable Entry Fee
    $45 for one entry
    $70 for two entries (Maximum of 2 entries per artist) 

  • Entry fee is including 1 tube of “Phthalo Blue” by Derivan Mattise

  • $10.00 extra for postage and packaging
  • Please note registration is not valid until payment is received. Please organise payment prior to collecting your paint.


  • Entry is open to ALL AGES.

  • By entering the "Blue Inspiration Contest' you are confirming that you are the creator and owner of the work entered.

  • If selected, the work delivered for exhibiting must be exactly the same as the uploaded image in registration.

  • Whilst all due care will be taken, any loss or damage to the artwork will be the responsibility of the Artist. Artists are responsible for the insurance cover of their entries.

  • The artist is responsible for delivery and collection of works including any associated costs and this must be done at the designated dates/times (see information below).
    Please note: Your work needs to be properly wrapped. This will be used if any sales are made.


Finalist and Prize winners will be selected by the judging panel as follows
  • “Blue Inspiration” Art Prize 2019 finalists and prize winners will be selected by the judging panel. (Derivan + THE SPACE gallery)
  • There will also be a Viewer’s Choice Award as voted by the viewers (1 vote per person).

The Judges’ decision is final on all aspects of awarding the prizes, and no correspondence or appeal will be entered into or considered. 

EXHIBITION and FINALIST information: 

  • Confirmed artists will be notified prior to 4 October 2019

  • Confirmed artwork must be delivered in person to THE SPACE gallery, Level 1, 61 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018
    between 10am-4pm, October 10 - 13 2019.

  • Artwork must be wrapped and labelled with full name & contact details.

  • Delivery and collection of artworks at the appropriate day/times are the sole responsibility of the artist.

  • It will be at the organiser's discretion to refuse to accept works that are not delivered on time or deemed unsuitable for display, such as incorrect size or if the work delivered is not consistent with uploaded image entered.

  • Unsold works are to be collected no later than 3rd of November from THE SPACE gallery.

  • Works that have not been collected at the due time and without approval by a team member from the gallery, may be disposed of at the discretion of the gallery.


  • “BLUE INSPIRATION” Group exhibition will be held at THE SPACE gallery, Level 1, 61 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery.

  • Exhibition dates: 17 October – 3 November 2019.

    Gallery hours Wed-Friday 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.

  • Opening celebration, Saturday 19 October 2019 at 4-6pm with the artists.

  • Artists will be required to promote the exhibition on their social channel. 


The winner: 

- $350 voucher to redeem at THE SPACE gallery
- $200 assorted packs sponsored by Derivan Matisse
- the opportunity to exhibit 2 artworks at ‘Summer Vibes’ exhibition

Highly Commended: 

- $200 voucher to redeem at THE SPACE gallery
- $150 assorted packs sponsored by Derivan Matisse

People's Choice Award: 

- the opportunity to exhibit 1 artwork at ‘Summer Vibes’ exhibition
- $50 assorted packs sponsored by Derivan Matisse

Voters Prize:
- $100 voucher to spend in THE SPACE gallery Stockroom


  • All artwork must be available for sale during the exhibition.
  • All artwork sales will be processed through THE SPACE gallery.
  • A commission of 30% plus GST will be deducted from the selling price of any work sold by THE SPACE gallery.
  • The sale price indicated on the entry form should include GST. ie allow for GST when determining a work’s Retail Price.
  • Entrants must have a valid ABN number, to please provide and advise if they are registered for GST (Without an ABN THE SPACE gallery gets charged 49% GST by the ATO)
  • The gallery will request an invoice before transferring payment.


Artwork entered may be reproduced by any means, in any media for promotional purposes such as media coverage or online publicity, unless otherwise requested by Artist. Images uploaded via registration may be reproduced in the “BLUE INSPIRATION” catalogue.


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