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The Cup Show celebrates the humble ceramic cup as the entry point for many artists working in clay. Newcastle Art Space invites ceramic artists to submit their cups to be part of this exhibition.

To be considered, please read through the details below and fill out the submission form.

The submission fee is $55 (incl GST). This fee is a one off payment - up to 5 cups may be included in your submission form. No commission will be taken on cup sales in the exhibition (100% sale price will go to the artist). The submission fee is non-refundable and contributes to the administration and curation of the show.


Submissions open:  Thursday 13th June 2024

Submissions close: Midnight Thursday 10th October 

Selected artists announcement: Wed 16th October 2024

Delivery of Cups: 10am – 2pm Thurs 17th, Fri 18th Oct, Wed 23rd Oct, Thurs 24th Oct 2024

Exhibition duration: Friday 1st – Sunday 17th November 2024

This exhibition will open alongside the show INTERACTIONS: 
6pm - 8pm Friday 1st November 2024

The Official event for the Cup Show with be held on the final weekend:
2pm - 4pm Sunday 17th November


Collection of cups:  3pm – 4pm Sun 17th November & 10am – 2pm Wed 20th, Thurs 21st or Fri 22nd November



Submissions must be made online using the form below before midnight Thursday 10th October 2024

  • The form allows for you to submit up to 5 cups

  • A $55 submission fee shall be paid during the online entry process

  • Entry receipts will be provided by email

  • The submission fee is non-refundable and contributes to the administration and curation of the show

Image/s of your cup/s

Uploaded images should be:

  • A minimum of 750 pixels on the shortest side

  • Saved in .jpg or .png format only (not .jpeg)

  • Maximum file size of each image not exceeding 2MB

  • The file name must include the artist’s name and title of the work as listed on the entry form e.g.firstname_lastname_titleofwork.jpg.


Communication & privacy

Artists consent to being added to the Newcastle Art Space electronic mailing list for updates and further information on this and other exhibitions run by Newcastle Art Space. Artists details will not be shared and an unsubscribe link is provided in each email.



Selection and notification

Artists will be notified if their cups been selected for exhibition by personal email on Friday 11th October 2024


Delivery of cups

Cups must be delivered to Newcastle Art Space between: 

10am - 2pm Wednesday 16th Oct

10am - 2pm Thursday 17th Oct

10am - 2pm Friday 18th Oct 2024


If the artist wishes to deliver their pieces via courier freight costs and all other charges relating to delivery and collection of artworks are the sole responsibility of the artist. Work will not be accepted unless delivered and returned free of all freight and other charges. 

Insurance & indemnity

Newcastle Art Space will exercise all due care with the works submitted but will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered whatsoever to any artwork while in transit or under its control. Each artist shall indemnify Newcastle Art Space against any loss or damage suffered to their artwork whatsoever. Each artist is responsible for their own insurance cover.


Artwork requirements

Cups delivered to Newcastle Art Space must be CLEARLY LABELLED with the artist’s name, address, contact details, the title of the work, medium, size and the retail price.

Sales & commission

Cups sold at Newcastle Art Space Gallery will not attract a commission on sales. Artist payments for cup sales will be processed up to 14 days after the close of the exhibition.


Photography & reproduction of artwork

All applicants authorise Newcastle Art Space formally and irrevocably, to capture and publish images of their works free of copyright, totally or partly, in all publications (catalogues, folders, posters, slide shows, brochures etc) related to promotion and documentation of this exhibition, as well as on the Newcastle Art Space website and social media.

Collection of unsold works

Works not sold during the exhibition period must be collected from Newcastle Art Space during the following times:

3pm – 4pm Sunday 17th Nov
10am - 2pm Wednesday 20th Nov

10am - 2pm Thursday 21st Nov

10am - 2pm Friday 22nd Nov

Any cups not collected after the exhibition are liable to be stored at the artist’s expense and disposed of if not collected within a reasonable timeframe.


If you have any questions regarding your entry, please get in touch with us via


Enter the prize

Cup Show Submission Form

You may enter up to 5 cups below.
Please note: Cup 1 Details are required fields, additional cups are optional
Please upload an image of Cup 1:
Artwork Image
Additional cup entries are optional - leave blank if not in use.
Cup 2 Details:
Please upload an image of Cup 2:
Artwork Image
Cup 3 Details:
Please upload an image of Cup 3:
Artwork Image
Cup 4 Details:
Please upload an image of Cup 4:
Artwork Image
Cup 5 Details:
Please upload an image of Cup 5:
Artwork Image
How did you hear about this opportunity (please tick all applicable)

Exhibition Entry Agreement:

Submission Fee (please select):

Select an item (AU$)

Please note: Discounted fee is for artists currently leasing a studio at NAS

Please note: Once you click the button below your image/s will begin to upload, this can take some time depending on file size and your internet speed.

Please do not navigate away from the page or press the button again, the payment pop up window will appear once the file has finished uploading

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