Membership

To join the Huon Art Exhibitions Group or renew your membership, use this online membership form.

HAEG membership benefits

Display and sell your works of art, and artist cards in the Lovett Gallery, Cygnet.

  • Up to three of your artworks may be on display at the Lovett Gallery
  • Any number of your artist cards may be on display at the Lovett Gallery
  • You receive a 50% discount on the entry fee for the “Huon Art Awards” art exhibition run every year by the HAEG.
  • You may display the artworks you have for sale in the Lovett Gallery on the HAEG Facebook page.
  • You may present a short profile of yourself and your artworks, along with a link to your own website the HAEG website’s “Members” area.
  • You may host your own art exhibition in the Lovett Gallery (HAEG curating committee approval required and fees apply – depending on display space requirements. The “long wall” in the gallery is 7.5m and the “short wall” is 4.5m)

Commission deducted from the sale of members artworks and cards contributes to the running of the Lovett Gallery and art exhibitions hosted by the HAEG.

If you contribute your time by sitting at the Lovett Gallery and HAEG art exhibitions, the rate of commission deducted from your sales is 20% of the sale price.

If you do not contribute your time for gallery and exhibition sittings, the rate of commission on your sales is 30% of the sale price.

Artists exhibiting in the Lovett Gallery may check their stock levels by sending an email to artistrecord@haeg.org.au with your name, and a HAEG committee member will query the gallery stock spreadsheet and email you the result.

Instructions for HAEG members to submit an artwork to the Lovett Gallery Cygnet.

  1. Make sure hang-able artwork is ready to hang – with the usual robust cord or wire hanger firmly attached to the picture frame.
  2. Ensure your name, title, medium of artwork, price and contact phone number are written or firmly attached to the back of the artwork, or underneath the base if it is 3D, or on a tie-on/pin-on tag for small or fabric items.
  3. Take your artwork to the Lovett Gallery during normal opening hours: 10-4 Saturdays and Sundays (also Fridays during daylight saving time).
  4. The sitter in the gallery will take you through the process:
    • Your artwork will be assigned a tracking number and entered into the gallery “Tracking Book”.
    • The sitter (or you) will write a title card for the artwork with the following info on it – Title, Medium, Artist (your name), Price, Tracking number, and the date you brought in the artwork. Cards and other small pieces should use a sticker showing the tracking number and price rather than a full title card.
    • The title card will be attached to the artwork with blu-tack and your artwork will then be placed in the storeroom or behind the gallery counter so one of the curating team can hang it where appropriate when space becomes available in the gallery.

When an artwork is sold the sale amount (minus commission) will be deposited using the bank account details you provided when you became a member, and a text message will be sent to your contact phone letting you know about the deposit.

To join the Huon Art Exhibitions Group or renew your membership, use this online membership form.