In its eighth year, Artland is a group exhibition of site-specific art installations in and around RMIT’s Brunswick campus.

Open to all RMIT students from all courses and campuses, applicants are invited to submit work across the spectrum of visual, ephemeral and installation art.

Artland exhibits a variety of mediums including, but not limited to photography, textiles and sculpture.

Artists are encouraged to develop site-specific works that consider this year’s theme: Thresholds.

A curatorial panel will select seven final works for Artland, plus one 2D work, to be exhibited on a prominent billboard in Brunswick. Selected Artists will receive $400 seed funding to support the production of their work, one-on-one sessions with an industry mentor, opportunities to test their concepts on their selected site, and a prize will be given to one outstanding work.

Please see the application guidelines for available sites and specifications.

In 2017, eight students will be selected to undertake the Artland Artlab as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, exhibit in Artland, and will also feature as part of the MoreArt Public Art Show program.

Submit your application

You may submit in more than one site category:

Artland sites: Visit the RMIT Link website, create an account, and fill in the online application form found here.

Billboard site: Visit the RMIT Link website, create an account and fill in the online application form found here.

For more information on possible sites, please refer to the application guidelines.

Key dates

ARTLAND submissions close

7 August, 11.59pm

Billboard artist work due*

1 September, 11.59pm


14 September – 6 October

ARTLAND installation

10-12 October

ARTLAND opening and artist tour**

12 October, 4-6pm

Exhibition closes

12 November


13-14 November


*This date only applies to the artist selected to display work on the Billboard.

**NOTE: Artists will be required to present their ideas during the artist tour, as part of the exhibition opening on Thursday 12 October.

Image credit: Lilian Tran, Passing By, 2016.