Waterside Open

15 Mar 2018 – 19 May 2018

Event times

Submission dates: Friday 23 February 16.30 to 19.00, Saturday 24 February 11.00 to 16.00

Exhibition runs Thursday 15 March to Saturday 19 May 2018

Cost of entry

Entry fee £10 per work (maximum 3 entries). Payable on the submission dates.

Waterside Arts Centre

Sale, United Kingdom


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The Waterside Open returns for the sixth time. This national exhibiting opportunity will showcase a wide range of high quality and contemporary art, craft and design from established and emerging artists, designers and makers from the North West and across the UK.


Call for entries
Work can be submitted in any medium except live art. Accepted submissions include 2D and 3D visual arts, design, textiles, crafts, furniture, photography, print making, installation, sculpture and digital media.

Prizes and awards
Prizes will be awarded at the special preview event on Wednesday 14 March 18.30 to 20.30. There will be £1850 worth of prizes, plus visitors can vote for Visitors Choice Award. There will also be a group exhibition for the 2018 winners at the Waterside in 2019.

- Best in Trafford £500
- Judges 1st prize £600
- Judges 2nd prize £300
- Judges 3rd prize £150
- Visitors Choice Award £300


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