Guidelines for Entry

What is Exit Art?

Each year the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE), hosts the EXIT ART exhibition to showcase art and design projects created by Year 12 students from across the Northern Territory.



Students who have created a design or art project or product for assessment in 2021 in the following Stage 2 Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) subjects:

  • Visual Arts-Arts

  • Visual Arts-Design

  • Creative Arts specialising in the visual or digital arts


The product or project must have been completed for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Product for Creative Arts

  • Assessment Type 2: Practical for Visual Art-Art and Visual Art-Design or Assessment 

Who can apply?
  • Students who have created a design or art project/product;

  • Teachers of these students (with student permission).

  • Parents of these students (with student permission).

How to apply?

Applicants are invited to submit an online registration form via https://magnt.smartygrants.com.au/) before 5 pm on Friday 19 November 2021.

  • It is important to remember that the online form refers to the ‘Applicant’ who is the student whose artwork is being submitted.


What the online application requires
  • The Applicant’s contact details. The Applicant is the student and any collaborators who have created the work.

  • The parent / guardian contact details.

  • The teacher’s contact details.

  • The course studied.

  • School attended while completing the Stage 2 visual arts subject/s.

  • Details of the art work; title, year, mediums, dimensions or film duration and an image (jpeg, 300dpi). If the artwork is a film then a link is provided to upload.

  • An artist’s statement (no more than 150 words).

  • Declaration of authenticity.

  • Student permission for each of the following: to display work in show and to be interviewed for the film.


What are the selection criteria?

The criteria for selection into the exhibition are as follows.

  • Technical skill

  • Creativity (imagination)

  • Innovation (doing things differently)

  • Emotional power (the ability to generate an emotion in the viewer)

  • Well resolved (the piece works as a whole, meets the aims as stated in the artist’s statement and is “finished”).

  • Suitability for exhibition in MAGNT in relation to Conservation and installation management.


  • Works that arrive damaged will not be displayed. 

  • MAGNT reserves the right not to display an artwork it deems unsuitable for display.


Selection process
  • A selection panel comprising representatives from MAGNT, the Department of Education, and a representative from the Art Educators of the Northern Territory (who is not a teacher of any applicant) will meet and review all entries creating a shortlist of the works to be exhibited. 

  • The decision of the Selection Panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


How will students and schools know if their work is selected for exhibition?
  • Students and schools will be notified by the NT Department of Education of the outcome of the selection process by Friday 3 December 2021.

  • Selected artists and their families will be invited to attend the Exit Art opening and awards evening to be hosted on Friday 11 March 2022.


What to do if your work is selected?
  • Successful applicants selected for exhibition will need to deliver their artwork, prepared ready for display to MAGNT between Monday 6 and Wednesday 8 December 2021 by appointment.

  • In some instances the accompanying artwork folio will be selected and will also need to be delivered at the same time. 

  • The folio will be displayed at the Senior Art Study Days held in March 2022.


Video Interview
  • Selected artists will be invited to be interviewed for a short film when delivering the artwork to MAGNT.

  • They are expected to talk about their artwork and their experience of studying a Stage 2 visual arts subject.

  • This film will be available on the MAGNT website and presented in the at the Senior Art Study Days in March 2021.


Guidelines for artwork
  • Works must arrive ready to hang or install – e.g. framed or stretched with d-rings attached.

  • The maximum dimensions of works that can be displayed at MAGNT is 3 x 3 metres.

  • Bark paintings must arrive ready to hang with an appropriate hanging mechanism.

  • Digital entries must to be submitted as either mp3, mp4, .jpg, windows media, wmv, quicktime, or .mov files.

  • Works on canvas or linen should be completely dry and rolled to the outside to prevent compression.

  • Sculptures should be packed in absorbent materials to avoid damage during transport.

  • Fixatives and binders should be used to prevent natural pigments from flaking, smudging or lifting from the surface.


Important dates

Apply now

Submit your work by 19 November 2021


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