The Blue Mountains City Art Gallery Exhibition Program is comprised of in-house curated, touring, regional and local exhibitions. The Exhibitions Program is decided on by the Exhibition Selection Panel, which meets quarterly and exhibitions are programed approximately two years in advance.

In-House Exhibitions are exhibitions of regional, national and international significance developed by Cultural Centre exhibitions staff at the direction of the Exhibitions Panel.

Travelling Exhibition are curated and provided by national and international public institutions and/or freelance curators, selected for display by the Exhibition Selection Panel.

Local artists solo and group exhibitions are selected annually through the Exposé Exhibition Application Program and is open to artists, arts collectives, and community groups of the Blue Mountains LGA.

If you would like to discuss an exhibition proposal please contact Sabrina Roesner, Artistic Programs Manager on sroesner@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

Click here to see our Exhibitions Policy

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Altitude  Program

Evolving from the Cultural Centre’s long-standing Exposé Exhibition Program, the Altitude Program is dedicated to exhibiting creative practitioners from the Blue Mountains & Western Sydney.

The Cultural Centre will award up to 4 exhibition opportunities for the 2023 Artistic Program, alongside significant national and international exhibitions.

Successful applicants will exhibit their work in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and take advantage of the resources, marketing and programming of one of New South Wales’ premier public exhibition spaces.

Exhibiting at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is a chance to extend artistic and curatorial practice by exploring exhibition concepts, utilising professional museum and gallery display techniques and working with our experienced exhibition, marketing and public programming teams.

The Altitude Exhibition Program is open to artists, curators, artist groups and arts collectives residing in the Blue Mountains City Council Local Government Area and the Greater Western Sydney Region. This encompasses the thirteen local government areas of Blacktown City, Blue Mountains City, Camden Council, Campbelltown City, the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Cumberland Council, Fairfield City, Hawkesbury City, Liverpool City, the City of Parramatta, Penrith City, The Hills Shire and Wollondilly Shire. Visual artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2024 Altitude Exhibition Program will open mid 2023. Selections for the 2023 exhibition program have closed. 

Banner image: Installation view of a 2022 exhibition by Judith Martinez Estrada, Revenant 2020. Photo: silversalt
Above image: Installation view of a 2018 exhibition by Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig, Out of Bounds 2018. Photo: silversalt


Honouring Country – Sharing our Stories

Digital Artwork Program at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre & Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub are inviting local Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander artists to submit a digital artwork proposal for display in the Cultural Centre and Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub. The selected work(s) will be displayed on a dedicated high-quality screen, in the public Café Lounge area of the Cultural Centre and be projected on the Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub public foyer area. Works need to be in a digital format such as photographs, moving image (video), interviews, digital animation that will display on a flat screen monitor and as a projection.  Examples include but are not limited to photographic documentation of significant places, stories and/ or people. Video works can include interviews, storytelling, documentation of celebration and dance performances.

A $500 Artist fee will be awarded to each artist for the display of their work.

The selected artworks will be launched at both venues during NAIDOC week 2022.

You can download the Guidelines and Application form here



Blue Mountains Portraits 2023 Exhibition

In 2023 Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will host the popular Blue Mountains Portraits
exhibition from 22 January  –20March 2022.

The exhibition celebrates the unique and diverse Blue Mountains community. Artists are invited to submit a portrait for consideration. Portraits can be of any Blue Mountains (LGA) community member or a person that has strong connections with the Blue Mountains. We encourage a broad range of styles and media such as paintings, photography, drawing, collages and mixed media.

Please note artists are not expected to have a work completed at this stage and we will accept sketches and concept drawings for selection.




Braemar House & Gallery Exhibition Program

Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery functions as a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in beautiful historic Braemar House, the gallery is a valuable community venue. Braemar has a particular interest in displaying works by local artists.

Exhibitions are selected via an annual application process. Please contact the Braemar Gallery Exhibition Coordinator if you have any queries regarding the exhibition program: braemargallery@gmail.com

Applications for our 2022 Exhibition Program are now closed.

Braemar Gallery is now accepting Expressions of Interest for sculptors to exhibit upon the beautiful manicured lawns of Braemar House.

This new initiative is a great opportunity for artists and community groups based in the Blue Mountains region to exhibit external sculptures at this historic venue to a large and diverse audience.

Please see our Braemar Gallery page for further information.