Welcome to our Artists Applications where you will find a variety of options to exhibit at the Murwillumbah Arts Trail from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 May 2020.

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the annual event is an exhibition of contemporary art that showcases over 60 artists of the Tweed Valley and surrounds, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local artists.

Over a 3-day period, this exciting event transforms the town of Murwillumbah CBD into a vibrant and engaging arts experience, championing and celebrating the many diverse and talented artists in the Northern Rivers. The town and shops become the gallery and visitors are invited to follow the exhibition trail including established galleries, artists’ studios, shopfronts, cafes, theatres and historic halls.

Join the artists and makers, the crafters, musicians, poets, storytellers and all the other creative people of the Murwillumbah Art Trail. Make new friends, develop your skills, showcase your work and share your ideas with like-minded people. No studio? No problem – we will have a number of exhibition venues to present your work during the Trail.

Please note the Art Trail will be including studios and galleries within 5 km of Murwillumbah CBD.  Surrounding villages are not included this year.

If you are wanting to offer a workshop or a creative service or have any questions please apply by emailing with examples of your work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday February 2nd 2020 (extended to the 10th Feb)


The Murwillumbah Arts Trail does NOT charge commission on art sales.


  • All work must be original by the applying artist.
  • Criteria is solely on the merit of the images submitted and the submitted Art Practice will be the only criteria considered.
  • The work presented for jury will be representative of the artist’s body of work you will be exhibiting.
  • The work will be of professional quality.
  • The work will be professionally presented.
  • The work will be professionally presented.


Entry this year is by a single flat fee. Commission will NOT be charged on art sales.

$110 is payable with this application.

The $110 includes a $30 entry processing fee. If for any reason your application is unsuccessful, MAT will refund the $80.

Participation fees will be used to fund the infrastructure of the event, cover administrative and marketing costs and also to provide you with:

  • A space in the Arts Trail
  • Location listing on the MAT printed map
  • Page in our online gallery
  • Promotion and marketing of your exhibition.


  • If your work is pottery, beading, quilting, textiles and the like – you can exhibit as a group. Visual artists must apply individually.
  • Minimum of 4 up to a maximum of 10. Pricing is it $75 for each group entrant.


  • If you are exhibiting in your own studio or artist run pop up space a fee of $75 is payable to be included in the Art Trail and related marketing material.



$110 per application to be paid upon application via bank transfer

Account name: Creative Caldera Inc

Institution: Southern Cross Credit Union

ACC: 100110422          BSB: 722744