Image: Sue Gascoigne, Bleached Reach II – The Great Barrier Reef, 2016, Ceramic, metal, fresh water pearls, plastic, lacquer, 175mm h x 135mm w x 75mm d. Image courtesy of the artist. Photograph by John Gascoigne.

Now Accepting Submissions

PIN 7 is an exhibition of artist made brooches, showcasing miniature wearable works by local and interstate artists.


The 2011 PIN Wonderwall brooch exhibition at ANCA Gallery, coordinated by Canberra artist Chloe Bussenschutt in collaboration with ANCA, was enthusiastically received by makers and audiences alike. The concept of reducing scale and honing in on a wearable miniature platform appealed to artists from a broad range of practices including sculptors, printmakers, painters, ceramicists, silversmiths, machine-makers, photographers, wood workers and glass artists. Following the success of the inaugural exhibition ANCA ran ‘PIN’ exhibitions in 2012 (rePIN), 2013 (PINup), 2014 (PIN-a-4), 2015 (sPIN) and 2016 (PIN SIX). ANCA Gallery is running this hugely popular exhibiton for the seventh time in 2017. PIN 7 will be exhibited at ANCA Gallery from Wednesday 28 June to Sunday 9 July 2017. The opening of PIN 7 will be held on Wednesday 28 June from 6pm-8pm. ANCA Gallery is holding an open call for applications for PIN 7 from professional artists working in Australia.


All works must be miniature wearable artworks, fixed with a ‘pin’, and easily fastened to a wearer or display board. PIN 7 is open to applications from Australian professional artists and artists working in Australia for the duration of PIN 7. To participate in PIN 7 please complete, sign and return this entry form by Wednesday 31 May 2017, along with the $15 entry fee, your Artist CV and 1 image of a finished entry (preferred) or proposed entry (a sketch, or contact the Gallery Manager to discuss other options). PIN 7 is a curated exhibition, and as such inclusion is to be decided by the curators as well as the criteria outlined in this form.

Entries Close: 5pm Wednesday 31 May 2017

Artworks due by: 5pm Thursday 22 June 2017

Exhibition Date: Opening 6pm Wednesday 28 June until Sunday 9 July


Entry Form

For any enquiries please contact ANCA Gallery Manager Karena Keys:

02 6247 8736