A NEW gallery in the old Bon Marche arcade due to open in August will help plug the gap for local emerging artists created by the closure of Moana gallery last November.
Cool Change Contemporary is an artist-run initiative which will run a monthly program of exhibitions as well as performances, screenings, workshops and events.
It will also offer a studio residency program.
The team behind Cool Change, which includes people from Moana, Polizia, Success and Paper Mountain, are calling for proposals from artists, curators, producers and collectives for its new program.
Applications are on their website http://www.coolchange.net.au