IGNITE: tiny art, BIG ideas is an opportunity for artists to submit a painting, drawing, print, sculpture or any other mixed media work that is presented- or would fit- inside a matchbox!

What BIG IDEA is important to you- will you look at mental health, politics, climate change, human rights, feminism, or something else?

Works will be exhibited at the Kingborough Community Hub running:

  • 10 to 18 November, 10 am- 4 pm daily.

Works may be 2D- for hanging on a wall, or 3D for display on a plinth. Your work may extend beyond the boundaries of the matchbox for display, or be framed if desired.

Winners will be announced at the exhibition opening on Wednesday, 11 November at 5.30 pm.


  • Adult 1st prize $300, Runner-up $150
  • Child 1st prize $100, Youth 1st Prize $150
  • People’s Choice: $200

 Enter via our online form by Sunday, 1 November – Ignite online entry form

The conditions of entry and judging for Ignite: tiny art, BIG ideas.

  1. All entries must be the original work of the exhibitor.
  2. Exhibitors must be living and working in Tasmania.
  3. Each exhibitor may enter a maximum of two (2) works.
  4. If framed, frame should be supplied ready to hang. Children’s artwork may be either mounted on paper ready to be blu-tacked to wall, or framed.
  5. Work may be presented with elements extending beyond the confines of the matchbox, but with the impression that it could fit into the confines of the box.
  6. Kingborough Council reserves the right to determine the most appropriate method for displaying works to ensure public safety, and to refuse to display any works deemed inappropriate or unsafe.
  7. Kingborough Council reserves the right to accept or refuse any entry, or delivery of a work at its discretion. No correspondence will be entered into.
  8. Works exhibited may or may not be for sale.
  9. In the event that an art work is for sale, the exhibitor requests Kingborough Council to sell the work for the purchase price referred to in the entry form and to deduct from the said purchase price a commission of twenty percent (20%).
  10. The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The conduct and management of  matters relating to or arising out of the exhibition shall be at the
  11. discretion of  Kingborough Council and by its authorised agents or contractors.
  12. The Council will provide insurance cover against loss of or damage to the Artworks during installation, de-installation and for the duration of the exhibition.The Artist is responsible for
  13. insuring the Artwork during transit to and from the exhibition.
  14. Artwork not collected and removed from the venue by the Artist within 30 days of the completion of the exhibition, or as otherwise required by the Gallery Co-ordinator, may at the discretion of the Council, be sold or disposed of. Any financial proceeds of that sale may be retained by the Council for its own purposes.
  15. The exhibitor grants Kingborough Council the licence to reproduce the entry by photographs or film for newspapers, magazines, web-based media or television.


Teachers are advised to contact Council’s Arts Officer prior to submitting work by students as number limits may apply.

Delivery Instructions

All artworks art to be delivered to Kingborough Community Hub (7 Goshawk Way, Kingston)  on Friday 6 or Saturday 7 November between the hours of 9.00am and 12.00pm. At other times by arrangement. Phone Arts Officer 6211 8229.

Collection Instructions

Items may be collected from the Hub from Thursday 19th to Friday 20th November between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. No responsibility is taken for work not collected at these times. For collection by special arrangement phone the Art’s Officer 6211 8229. NB. No payments whatsoever will be made by Kingborough Council for freight or other charges incurred in the delivery or return of the entry. Arrangements must be made by the exhibitor.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact our Arts Officer on 6211 8229 or by email at cchoi@kingborough.tas.gov.au.