Open Call - River Culture Art Exhibition

Deadline: 07/02/2022  |  Published: 13/01/2022  |  Venue: Merton Priory Chapter House  |  City: Wimbledon  |  Region: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Ieva Pazemeckaite

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The Wandle River Art Exhibition provides a great opportunity for talented artists like yourself to gain greater exposure by showcasing your work to a new audience, whilst raising awareness and funds for Wandle Heritage Ltd Charity (charity number: 1045636) and The Wandle River Community Garden Project. 

You are invited to produce and submit original artworks that represents a creative, unique or personal connection to the theme of 'River Culture'. We will accept work from any individual artist who live or work in the London Area and are able to deliver and pick up their artwork from the venue listed below.

We encourage you to be as free as possible in the expression of your artwork. The work submitted can be any form of 2 dimensional art, including painting, drawings, mixed media or photography providing that it has a link to River Culture. It can be in any media and of any genre - impressionistic, naturalistic, realistic or abstract. We do not accept 3 dimensional sculptures.

Initial applications is free. Upon acceptance to the Exhibition a fee of £75 per Exhibition Panel (H2000cm x W70cm) or £125 for 2 panels (H2000cm x 140cm). Initial submissions should be in digital form only emailed to You will need to submit 1 hi-resolution image of each of your artworks. The submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges with chosen artists to be exhibited. The judges decision is final. You will be able to exhibit as many artworks as can fit into the space provided. Your artworks will need to be delivered to the venue below.

Deliver your art work to: The Wheelhouses Pottery and Art, Merton Abbey Mills, Watermill Way, Wimbledon, SW19 2RD

The Exhibition will held at : 
The Chapter House, Chapter Way, Wimbledon, SW19 2RX

Exhibition Dates:

Over two weekends Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd April 2022, and  Friday 8 – Sunday 10 April 2022.

To give yourself the best chance of winning and gaining maximum exposure please supply your artwork ready to hang, framed or mounted if needed to ensure best presentation.



First Prize (Decided by the judges)

Second prize (Decided by the judges) 

Third prize - Visitors Award (Voted for by the public)

Our Model

The River Culture Art Exhibition aims to sell exhibited artworks through invited well-established London Art Galleries, private sales or online sales. By taking part in the exhibition you agree that your hi-res images can be used for:

a) online, private or corporate sales through The River Culture Art Exhibition website
b) for any publicity material (social media and or printed matter)

  • 15% of the sale price of each piece of art goes to the The River Culture Art Exhibition’s chosen charity, Wandle Heritage, helping towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Wheelhouse Water Wheel and The Wandle River Community Garden at Merton Abbey Mills.
  • 15% of the sale price of each piece of art goes to cover administrative costs, and
  • 70%* of the sale price of each piece of art goes to the artist.

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Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All 2D Artists. Age 18+
When is the deadline?
7th February for first submission
How many works can I submit?
For Submission 2 works. More works can be submitted for the exhibition.
When is the delivery date?
7th February 2022 Deadline to receive high-resolution images and completed,
signed description form and declaration []

Wed 2nd – Mon 14 Feb 2022 Evaluation of artists by panel of judges.

Wed 15th February 2022 Artwork exhibition list announcement.

Sun 27th March 2022 Deadline for exhibition artwork to arrive at the venue
When do I need to collect my work?
by 14th of April
How much does it cost?
Initial applications is free. Upon acceptance to the Exhibition a fee of £75 per Exhibition Panel (H2000cm x W70cm) or £125 for 2 panels (H2000cm x 140cm)
Is there a private view / opening?
Private view 1st of April 7pm to 9pm
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Over two weekends Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd April 2022, and Friday 8 – Sunday 10 April 2022.
11am to 4pm
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Social media
Do I need to be present?
For opening evening

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