Call to artists for RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition

Image Credit: Peter Randall-Page RA RWA, Theme and Variation, bronze, 2008

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Deadline Thursday 07 February 2019

Calling all artists! Don’t miss your chance to take part in the RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition 2019. The event provides an opportunity for artists at any stage of their career to showcase their work alongside big names from the art world, and to present their work to the many keen art buyers who attend our Open Exhibitions.

We welcome submissions from sculptors of any background, working in any medium, and encourage both freestanding and wall-based sculptural works. The Sculpture Open Exhibition reflects the RWA’s ongoing commitment to championing world-class art in the region and creating opportunities for new and emerging talent.

This year’s selection panel comprises of internationally-known sculptors Ann Christopher RADaphne Wright and Kate MccGwire, Artistic Director of New Art Centre at Roche Court Stephen Feeke and RWA Academicians Ian MiddletonSimon Hitchens and Dallas Collins.

We're also pleased to announce that our Invited Artist will be Brazilian sculptor, painter and printmaker Ana Maria Pacheco.

Submissions open from Thursday 3 January – Thursday 7 February 2019 via the OESS System, which can be accessed by clicking here. Students and Friends of the RWA will be able to enter for a discounted rate. For submission prices please see the Exhibition Guidance Document. The exhibition will take place from 16 March – 2 June 2019.

Please note that the Sculpture Open is a one-stage selection process: all works must be entered online and then, if selected online, delivered to the RWA. 

This year's Open Sculpture Exhibition is sponsored by Fresh Art Fair

Key dates:

  • Submissions Open: Thursday 3 January 2019

  • Submissions Closed: 5pm, Thursday 7 February 2019

  • Results Live: Friday 15 February

  • Hand In Days: Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March

  • Private View: Friday 15 March, 6 – 8pm

  • Exhibition Dates: Saturday 16 March – Sunday 2 June

  • Collection of all works: Wednesday 6, Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June, 10am - 5pm

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