Dulwich Festival Exhibition

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Artists’ Open House

14th and 15th May 2022

The Dulwich Art Group will be exhibiting over the weekend of the 14th May 2022 as part of the Artists’ Open House scheme which is part of the wider Dulwich Festival.

We would like to invite all Dulwich Art Group attendees to show their work with us. The exhibition is not curated – just choose your best work.

What will be provided.

  • The exhibition will take place at 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
  • There will be a private view on the evening of the 14th May with wine and nibbles.
  • The benefit of being part of a larger caucus cannot be underestimated in terms of footfall

Things to know

It takes a lot of effort putting a show together. It works best when we all pitch in together and help in the ways that we can

  • You will be expected to invigilate for one half day over the weekend
  • You will hang your own work first thing on the Saturday morning
  • The show ends at 6.00pm on Sunday the 15th, we take the show down then
  • If you are fit and able we would appreciate help erecting the boards on the evening of the 13th May (beers provided)
  • Whilst the show is not curated, if we are oversubscribed we favour the most regular attendees
  • Please make sure your work is either framed or is presented in a professional way
  • Work your own network to invite people to the show, make sure likely buyers are invited to the private view

Benefits of exhibiting with the Dulwich Art Group

  • It’s good value, if you were to exhibit independently, the registration fee costs £110 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 to a half day for invigilating rather than having to be present for the whole weekend.
  • 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 usually have well over 500 visitors, 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

£85 for an 8′ x 5’* board, £55 for half a board and £30 for a single picture.
We will charge 10% commission on sales.
*That’s about 2.5m x 1.5m 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.

    Please choose the size of board you'd like
    A full size board - cost £85A half board - cost £55Just one picture - cost £30