Open Exhibition 2016

18 Mar 2016 – 15 Jun 2016

Cost of entry

£7 per work submitted (each artist can submit a maximum of 3 works)

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City Gallery, Peterborough are inviting entries from artists over the age of 18 for our biennial Open Exhibition. We are interested in receiving work across all art forms and look to create a dynamic and exciting show, celebrating visual arts from across the eastern region.


The aim of the Open is to find, showcase, and reward the best of our regions artists in an open to all visual art competition. This exhibition offers artists the opportunity to exhibit as part of a professionally curated and public-facing show, taking place over all three gallery spaces of Peterborough’s City Gallery. 


First Prize, Maxwell Memorial Prize £1000

Highly Commended Prize £250

Best Drawing Award £250

People’s Choice Award £250

Newcomers Award Artist paper and sketch books to the value of £100


Key Dates:

Deadline for Entry Forms:       22nd February 2016

Artwork Submission Days:      26 & 27 February 2016 10:00 – 15:00

                                                28 February 2016 12:00 – 15:00

Exhibition Dates:                     18 March – 15 June 2016


Applicants must be aged 18 and over on the date of submission

All work entered must be completed in the last 2 years

Entry Forms AND payment should be submitted by 22nd February 2016

Each artist can submit a maximum of 3 works, there is a £7 entrant fee per work submitted. 

For further information on the Open Exhibition please visit our website, where you can also find the downloadable entry form.



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