Dulwich Festival Exhibition

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Artists’ Open House

13th, 14th then 20th and 21st May 2017

The Dulwich Art Group will be exhibiting for two weekends during the Artists’ Open House scheme which is part of the wider Dulwich Festival.

 

Please note that the show is now fully subscribed.

We would like to invite all Dulwich Art Group attendees to show their work with us.

What will be provided.

  • The exhibition will take place in the Dulwich Art Group, 4A Champion Hill SE5 8AH
  • We have taken a full page advertisement in the Open House booklet, the chief means of publicising the event.
  • We will erect panels which with the wall space will give ample space for at least thirty artists to hang work.
  • Teas, coffees and biscuits will be available during the day to soothe your nerves and smooth your sales.
  • There will be an affordable artworks boutique.
  • Purchase contracts and deposit taking will be provided
  • The group will handle PR and advertising, including flyers and smart new banners outside the venue
  • There will be a free private view on the evening of the 13th May with wine and nibbles.
  • The benefit of being part of a larger caucus cannot be underestimated in terms of footfall.

Please note that we require the exhibition to be demounted at the end of the first weekend and then put up again at the beginning of the second weekend. Whilst this sounds arduous it takes surprisingly little time, the effort goes to planning and hanging the board on the first day.

Benefits of exhibiting with the Dulwich Art Group

  • It’s good value, going it alone costs £95 for the registration fee alone and on top of that you have the cost of preparing your home – people have been known to redecorate their house for this! plus all the ancillary costs such as refreshments for visitors.
  • It only requires you to commit a half day for invigilating rather than having to be present for the whole of two weekends.
  • Having someone else promoting your work is less painful than having to do it yourself. We’ll be making sure all those invigilating know how to big up other people’s work.
  • It’s less disruptive – giving random members of the public access to your inner sanctum is not everyone’s cup of tea….
  • The private view is organised for you. Having to put on a party when you’ve just had the trauma of mounting your own exhibition can be a bit stiff.
  • More people will see your work – we had over 500 visitors last year, having a large range of works attracts people who might not at first consider your work in particular.
  • A smaller number of works stands up better in a large group show. Not all of us have dozens of paintings we wish to exhibit.
  • If it’s your first time this is a very supportive way to show your work
  • It’s good fun. Working with and for others, celebrating what we all love, does it get much better?

Fees

We’ve kept the price the same as last year, just £80 for an 8′ x 5’* board, £50 for half a board and £30 for a single picture.

We will charge 10% commission on sales.

*That’s 2.5m x 1.8m for those not familiar with the Imperial System.

Registering

The first step that needs to be taken is to register by filling in the form below. We will then contact you off list to keep you further informed with specifics. Whilst we are usually able to accommodate everyone who wishes to exhibit we will always favour those who sign up first if we run out of space – so sign up soon.

The moment has passed, we’re full for the show.