Terms and Conditions


Since the inception of ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’ arrangements have all been verbal with artists and the gallery. Due to some disappointing experiences this policy has now been changed and we will be requiring contracts with artists.

As of July 1st 2022 all artists exhibiting in ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’ will need to sign a contract with the gallery that outlines agreement to the terms of their exhibiting in the gallery. This contract will define clearly delivery times, installation times, de-installing times, cost sharing, supporting information to be supplied with the works being exhibited and promotional activities.

If the Artist is also doing a residency and/or workshops these will also be confirmed by written contractural agreement.


‘from out of the blue studio gallery’ does not charge a hanging fee. Gallery commission on sales is 25% of sale price. Artists are responsible for the costs associated with getting the works to and from the exhibition. The gallery carries media expenses which include an article and an advertisement in The Opunake and Coastal News.

 Artists are responsible for pricing their own works and should supply the gallery with the selling price that reflects the above factors. Works that are sold from the exhibition will remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibition unless there is a special reason for them to be uplifted earlier. Artists will be paid by direct debit into the bank account of their choice on the day after the show is taken down, unless arrangements are made otherwise.

Delivery address: ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’

18 Halse Place


New Zealand 4616

Phone: +6421407424

Email: viv@blacknosugar.com

Curator: Viv Davy. 
Each work must be ready to hang or plinth/table display. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide appropriate hanging devices for wall-hung works. The gallery uses the Artrack hanging system rather than direct nailing into the walls. The hanging system on the work needs to be 6 cm down from the top of the work and in from the edges an even amount on both sides. This link has clear instructions. https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/hanging-a-painting-wire-d-rings-2578378. Please DO NOT attach the wire between the D rings. ensure the rings are level, tight so they won’t rotate and sloping into the centre of the works.

This is the hook system that can be used from the hanging rail but other options can be created specifically for works. Please talk to Viv if you are at all unsure about installing your work. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0128/8231/3275/products/lrg-689076077927_1024x1024.jpg?v=1540803513

Customised rods and hanging shelves and tiered racks and other bespoke solutions can be created with enough lead time.

Please ask if you need more clarification of this. 

The artist must price their own work and supply the gallery with the selling price including commission. 

As part of our promoting of the art it is helpful if each work is accompanied by a story about the making of the work – the thinking process, the techniques, the intention etc that can be displayed either on the wall information or in the catalogue. We like each artist to supply a personal image (high resolution .jpeg) for the artist file held by the gallery that accompanies the exhibition. We also ask each artist to supply a brief bio and artist statement. 

It is very helpful for digital marketing to know the artist’s digital handles – Facebook, Instagram, web sites, emails, phone, etc. This enables tagging and extends the power of the gallery’s promotional postings. Please supply as many of these as you are able to with your bio. If you have specific requirements about what material about yourself and your practice is shared on the gallery’s digital platforms please make this clear. It is the gallery’s usual process to profile not only the work but also the artist – this builds stronger relationships with the viewers and potential clients.

Items for sale over $50.00 will be posted on the gallery’s website shop page.


All prices on the website are listed in New Zealand dollars and are exclusive of shipping. All prices are inclusive of GST.
We accept payment by credit card and PayPal.

In the unlikely event where a product that has been ordered is no longer available, we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your options. This may result in the cancellation of your order or replacement with an alternative product.

Once payment has been received we will confirm your order via the email address you provided during the transaction. We will only ship your products when payment has been received in full.

Due to the nature of the art work additional freight charges apply for all items. You will be contacted directly to arrange shipping after purchase is made.