CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Dark Arts Exhibition

We are calling for artworks for a unique and spooky exhibition, on show in our Mosaic and Cottage galleries in September 2018.

This show is a great opportunity for artists to respond to the theme of 'The Dark Arts' which is the foundation concept of this years 'Nightmare at the Museum' event, presented by Rotorua Museum and Wildside Promotions, hosted by The Arts Village.

Inspiration for your works must be drawn from the concept of this year’s Nightmare at the Museum: The Dark Arts, which explores the bizarre rituals used to treat patients using dark arts and black magic. Think witchcraft, sacrifice, voodoo, hex, necromancy and various other forms of black magic.

Chosen artworks will be curated into an exhibition across both galleries that forms part of the show for Nightmare at the Museum. The exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village during the day and then be incorporated into The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk at night.

Important info:

  • Artists can enter up to two works
  • Completed entry forms need to be received by 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 via email to
  • Completed artworks will need to be delivered to The Arts Village on Tuesday 28 August 2018.
  • The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 will be open to the public to view from 30 August until 11 September 2018 (Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm).

For more information about Nightmare at the Museum: The Dark Arts, please visit: