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Guidelines for Entry

What is EXIT ART?

Every year the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), in partnership with the Northern Territory Department of Education, hosts EXIT ART to showcase art and design projects created by Stage 2 students from across the Northern Territory.



Students who have created an artwork or design project or product for assessment in 2022 in the following Stage 2 Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) subjects are eligible to apply:

  • Visual Arts-Arts

  • Visual Arts-Design

  • Creative Arts specialising in the visual arts or digital arts

The product or project must have been completed for Assessment Type 2: Practical for Visual Art-Art and Visual Art-Design or Assessment Type 1: Product for Creative Arts.

Who can apply?
  • Student/s who have created a design or art project/product

  • Teacher of these students (with student permission)

  • Parent/s of these students (with student permission)

How to apply?

Applicants are invited to submit an electronic registration form ( before 5pm on Monday 31 October 2022.

  • It is important to remember that the ‘applicant’ on the online form is the student whose artwork is being entered for EXIT ART

What the online application requires
  • The applicant’s (student’s) personal contact details – NOT a school email address

  • Parent / guardian contact details

  • Teacher contact details

  • Stage 2 subject/s that was studied

  • School where the Stage 2 subject/s was studied

  • Artwork details: title, year, medium/s, dimensions or film duration

  • Image (jpeg, 300dpi) or link to film. Images of near-finished artworks are acceptable

  • An artist’s statement (max 150 words)

  • Declaration of authenticity

  • Applicant’s permission to display artwork in the exhibition and to be interviewed for the film

What is 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 emotional response )

  • Well resolved (aesthetically strong and meets the aims as stated in the artist’s statement)

  • Artwork dimensions cannot exceed 3m x 3m

  • Suitability for exhibition at MAGNT with minimal additional conservation and installation needs

Selection process
  • A selection panel comprising representatives from MAGNT, Northern Territory Department of Education and the Art Educators of the Northern Territory (not a teacher of any applicant) will meet and review all applications

  • A final selection of artworks for exhibition in EXIT ART will be made by the selection panel

How will students and schools know if their work is selected for exhibition?
  • All applicants and schools will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by Friday 4 November 2022

What to do if your work is selected?
  • Successful applicants will need to deliver their artwork, ready for display, to MAGNT:

Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 November 2022

  • In some instances the accompanying artwork folio will also be selected

Guidelines for artwork
  • Artworks must arrive ‘finished’ and with appropriate installation mechanisms or support mounts – e.g. framed or stretched, with D-rings attached

  • Artworks on canvas or linen to be completely dry and rolled to the outside to prevent compression

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

  • Sculptures to be packed in absorbent material to avoid damage during transport

  • Digital entries to be submitted as JPEG, GIF, MP3, MP4, WMV, QuickTime, or MOV file


  • Artworks that arrive incomplete or damaged will not be displayed

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

Film Interview
  • Selected finalist applicants will be invited to be interviewed for a short film when delivering their artwork to MAGNT

  • The interview will discuss the applicant’s artwork and their experience of studying a Stage 2 Visual Arts or Creative Arts subject

  • The film will be presented in the EXIT ART exhibition and at the Senior Art Study Days. It will also feature on the MAGNT website and the MAGNT YouTube channel.

Important dates

Apply now

Submit your work by Monday 31 October 2022


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