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Ladder Art Space is situated close to Kew Junction, the Heart of Kew – a vibrant and busy shopping strip located in Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs. Established in 2018, Ladder Art Space proudly exhibits the work of contemporary artists and designers in addition to offering art classes and workshops to the wider community. We aim to provide a friendly, professional and supportive environment to both new and established artists working in any media. Ladder Art Space is fully staffed, and artists are not required to gallery sit.

The gallery comprises four spaces, three spaces on ground level and one space upstairs, which can be utilised separately, or as one total space. The ground level has a ceiling height of 2.8m whilst the upstairs level has a ceiling height of 3.3m. Gallery 1, Gallery 3, and the entrance space provide ample space for large works. All gallery spaces have good natural light as well as an adjustable lighting system in Gallery 1 and Gallery 2.

Now accepting exhibition proposals for our 2024* exhibition programs

*Limited number of slots in the first half of 2024
Please ensure swift submission, as we assess every application upon receipt.

Calling all artists, curators, and collectives across all mediums!

Space is available for inspection during gallery opening hours.
GALLERY HOURS (During Exhibitions)
Tuesday–Friday  12–6 pm, Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Closed on Public Holidays

Submit your application to

  • 4 weeks hire (including install and de-install)
  • Listing in Art Guide/Art Almanac
  • Email Exhibition Invitation to our extensive gallery database
  • Gallery-Created E-Invitations for Artists’ Outreach
  • Online Exhibition Catalogue, Online Sales and Product Listings for Collector Convenience
  • Art Money Partner for flexible payment options for collectors
  • Social Media Promotion on our channels
  • Public Liability Insurance coverage
  • Gallery Supervision during opening hours
  • Staffed Opening Night Function with bar service
  • Adjustable lighting in Gallery 1 (G1) and Gallery 2 (G2)
  • Enhanced Advertising in Art Guide/Art Almanac
  • Vinyl Signage for Street-Window Promotion
  • Assistance with Artist’s Statement Preparation
  • Opening Night Refreshments
  • Printed Hard Copy Invitations
  • Installation and De-installation Services (Contract Staff at $70 p/h, minimum 3 hours)

Fees for Exhibitions in 2024

We’ve fine-tuned our strategy to ensure exhibition fees are within a reasonable range. Thanks to our thriving workshops, which attract a constant stream of attendees, we optimize costs, providing you with a cost-effective platform to showcase your art.

Commission:  %30 (plus GST=33%)

Fees for Exhibitions in the first half of 2025

*Including the installation and de-installation time.
The fee covers a 4-week (4 weekends) hire and installation inclusive of all services and support outlined before.

  • Install and de-install during gallery hours
  • Opening night on the first Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm
    This is a shared opening event with other exhibitions in other gallery spaces.

Information and prices while correct at the time of printing are subject to change. Please confirm details with gallery prior to applying.