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Artists are the lifeblood of our region’s creative community. Murray Art Museum Albury aims to support the current generation and encourage the next by providing professional support and opportunities that complement those offered by arts and cultural organisations and communities locally and nationally.

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Artist Opportunities

The Museum's support for artists touches all potential aspects of an artistic career. We provide exhibition opportunities, acquisition of work for the permanent collection, sale of work through MAMA Store, employment as art tutors, staff and exhibition contractors, networking and professional development events and access to exceptional artwork and artists through our nationally-recognised exhibitions and public programs.

Open Call

Each year, MAMA invites artists, artist groups, collaborative practitioners, curators and makers of all kinds to apply during our Open Call. The program is dedicated to presenting the work of artists from our region (Riverina Murray & North East Victoria), as well as artists from beyond the region whose work is locally significant.

The Museum is committed to supporting and working with artists from our region, providing opportunities for artistic growth and professional development. Artists selected through the Open Call program are supported in the development of their exhibition with artist fees, assistance with production and professional guidance.

Artists from all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply - senior artists, emerging, mid-career, self-taught, established and academic artists alike. The presentation of painting, moving-image, photography, mixed media, sculpture, performance, sound, text-based work, ceramics, object-based and conceptual practices is welcomed as part of the great breadth of contemporary art that the Museum nurtures, desires and celebrates.

Applications for Open Call 2023 are now closed.

Application Guidelines

  • Applications involve a short artist biography, an outline of your proposed project, and a selection of supporting material.
  • On the application form, you will be asked whether you are eligible for the Susan Moorhead Memorial Prize as an emerging artist from the local region.
  • Applications for the Open Call program are assessed by MAMA Curatorial and programming staff. The Susan Moorhead Memorial Award is assessed by a panel comprising the MAMA Curator, a representative of the MAMA Art Foundation and a relevant community representative.
  • As per MAMA Ethics Policy, individuals receiving their primary income from AlburyCity, as well as those engaged in positions of support through the MAMA Advisory Committee and the MAMA Art Foundation are not eligible to apply.

Susan Moorhead Memorial Award

The Susan Moorhead Memorial Award is presented once every two years to an emerging artist from our local region. The Award is offered in conjunction with the Open Call program.

The $2000 prize is awarded to an artist whose work has been selected as part of the Open Call program and honours Susan Moorhead’s life of commitment to the arts. During her short but distinguished professional life Susan was an art teacher, exhibiting artist, designer, sculptor and master crafts person.

Funds for the Susan Moorhead Memorial Award are held in trust by the MAMA Art Foundation.


RAW is an annual open call for young people, showcasing the best original artworks being produced by young people of the Murray region. The resulting exhibition features highlights the unique perspectives and experiences of our local young people and artworks range from painting, to drawing, photography & digital media, and sculpture & installation.

Applications for RAW 2023 will be open from August 2022 to September 2022.

Contact us to express your interest.

Selling Your Work

MAMA Store

MAMA Store is a showcase for Australian design, with a strong desire to support local makers and artisans in the Murray region. We love to hear from makers and artisans that specialise in jewellery, scarves, homewares, books, children's toys or any other forms of artistic product design.

Expression of Interest

Exhibiting Artists

As a public museum, we do not directly facilitate the sale of artwork or take commission on sales. If exhibiting artists wish to offer their artwork for sale, we can support this in several ways including ensuring our vast network of art-interested collectors, curators and general public are introduced to the work.



As well as permanent staff members, the Museum employs a variety of casual and contracted artists to assist with the delivery of its exhibitions and programs. Arts professionals are welcome to contact us to find out about upcoming opportunities to join the MAMA team.


We believe local artists should have access to same level of opportunity afforded to those living in the major cities. Murray Art Museum Albury is a place to meet exhibiting artists and network with local artists. We aim for a relaxed setting at our public programs where open conversation is encouraged. The Museum presents exhibition openings, exhibiting artists and curators talks, book club, art courses and workshops, as well as focused presentations on various elements of professional practice.

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Collection Acquisitions

A key tenet of the Museum's Collection Policy is the acquisition of works of art that highlight the strengths of artists and creative practitioners from the Murray region. Usually, acquisitions are made through commission or as a result of an exhibition ensuring a strong connection to the Museum's program. We also accept artwork donations through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.