Visual arts

Leamington Spa Open 2024

We are delighted to present the Open 2024, an exciting exhibition providing a showcase for artists living and working in the West Midlands. Last seen in 2022, the Open has been a regular and popular feature of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s (LSAG&M) programme since the 1930s. Open 2024 is sure to be an eclectic mix of artistic forms, with previous Opens featuring, amongst others, sculpture, photography, installation pieces, computer generated imagery and textiles.

Interiority: the pursuit of self - preservation

With every coming generation we have been given new ways to document ourselves and our lives. What began as a way to look back on milestones with those close to us has developed into recording everyday happenings. The most mundane occurrences are now an opportunity to share ourselves with people we know, or don't. Artists have long given us examples of self-portraiture, and evidence of a continuing desire to capture their environments and perspectives. Finding individuality in an ever-growing and uncharted territory of self-documentation is imperative, urging us to evaluate the imitable qualities of our personal experiences. This exhibition seeks to redirect our gaze from an over-saturated pool of daily life, and focus on our efforts to preserve ourselves truthfully.


ING Discerning Eye 2023 call for entries

The ING Discerning Eye announces its 2023 call for entries and star-studded selection panel.

The selectors are:

  • Singer and artist Ian “H” Watkins,
  • Former England footballer Tony Adams,
  • Artists Chris Levine and Julian Wild,
  • Curators Péjú Oshin and Eliza Gluckman.

Artists can take part in an exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, and win awards up to £5,000.

What work can you enter?

All styles and media are welcome – including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film, textile, and more.


Open Call to The Mobile Library Magazine Volume 3 Issue 3: Adult

The Mobile Library provides a multi-digital exhibiting experience for artists and writers, from around the world, to showcase their work. Each publication is unique, pairing 6 artists and 6 writers together at different stages in their career to build a collaborative experience.

This year, Volume 3 will explore the theme of memory with Issue 3 seeking work that explores memories, moments, and experiences of being an adult. Themes include family, friendships, and parenthood; advice you would give to your younger self; physical or emotional experiences; reflecting on generational experiences such as disco or bedazzled phone cases.   

  • Applications to The Mobile Library is free. 


Women United ART MOVEMENT is excited to announce the launch of Women United ART PRIZE 2023 - the leading international art prize championing women in the arts!


By collaborating with professional jurors and partner organizations who all share a common goal - to provide high quality opportunities for contemporary artists - we are making sure that all the artists and their works are seen throughout the selection process.


Women United ART PRIZE 2023


Gita Joshi (The Curator's Salon, UK)

Ekaterina Popova (Create! Magazine, The Art Queens Society, US)

Erika b Hess (I Like Your Work, US)

Stacie McCormick (Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, Fair Art Fair, UK)



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Call for submissions - 17th Busan International Video Art Festival

Call for submissions is open for the 17th Busan International Video Art Festival(BIVAF).

Submissions will be open for two weeks, from June 26 to July 9. More details can be found in the guidelines below. You can also find the guidelines on our website and social media. The submission link will be accessible from JUNE 26th. The 17th edition of BIVAF will be held from 15 September to 15 October 2023.

[Busan International Video Art Festival (BIVAF) aims to introduce video artworks that contemplate contemporary issues. In addition to the artworks selected through the open submissions, we invite and screen video artworks through curation so that people can understand the flow of contemporary video art.]


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