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 programmed 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 exhibitions 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 Altitude Exhibition Application Program and is open to artists, arts collectives, and community groups of the Blue Mountains LGA and selected Western Sydney LGA’s.

If you would like to discuss an exhibition proposal please contact Rilka Oakley, Artistic Programs Manager on roakley@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

Click here to see our Exhibitions Policy

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Altitude Program 2025 NOW OPEN

Applications for the 2025 Altitude Program are now open. Applications will close 11 Feb 2024.

Click here to download the 2025 Guidelines.

Click here to access and complete the application form online. 

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 2025 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 the 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.

Please email Curator Hayley Poynton hpoynton@bmcc.nsw.gov.au for assistance with enquiries.

Banner image: Installation view of a 2022 exhibition by Judith Martinez Estrada, Revenant 2020. Photo: silversalt