Frequently asked questions

Where is Menzies?

Menzies is located in remote Western Australia 725km from our state capital Perth and 130km from the regional city of Kalgoorlie. Menzies was established in 1895 shortly after gold was found by two prospectors Leslie Robert Menzies and John McDonald. They were first to take up a lease here in October 1894, naming it the 'Lady Shenton'. In 1895 the land around the town was sold and by 1896 the town of Menzies soon started to emerge out of the dirt of the Goldfields. By 1900 Menzies had a population of approximately 10,000 with thirteen pubs and two breweries. Not much of the old booming mining town remains with only a few of the historic buildings still standing. Currently Menzies is home to approximately 120 people with a cafe, pub, school and now gallery. These days Menzies is known as the stopping point along the way to the famous sculptures by Antony Gormley on Lake Ballard. To find out more about Menzies please visit: Lake Ballard: Antony Gormley's Inside Australia Shire of Menzies Australia's Golden Outback Golden Quest Discovery Trail

What percentage of the sale price is the artist paid?

All artworks for sale are on consignement, meaning that the artist is paid when the artworks is sold. At the Pioneer Store Gallery we have two set commission rates. Artist who created their works at home with their own supplies have a 30% commission taken off the sale price. Our artists who work through the Menzies Aboriginal Corporation have a 40% commision taken off the sale price to cover the costs of supplies.

Are you currently accepting submissions?

We are always on the look out for new submissions. We accept submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers. We will only accept art that is of a good quality and that follows the theme of Menzies or the Goldfields. If you are interested in having your art displayed call or email the Pioneer Store Gallery. If emailing please attach a photo/s of the artwork/s and some information about yourself and the artwork/s. Once you have submitted your works we will review the submission and supply you with more information on the rest of the submission process.

Do the artists do commissioned works?

If you are intersted in getting an artwork commissioned by one of our artists please feel free to contact us via phone or email. Phone: 08 9024 2450 Email: pioneer.store.gallery@menziesac.org.au