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Tuesday 29 August 2023

Are you an artist, living or working in Richmond Upon Thames? Then read on…

The Ball, Paola Estrella

Orleans House Gallery is inviting submissions from artists living or working in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames for our annual Winter Show.

The open-call exhibition provides a platform for Richmond-based artists committed to developing their practice. All work will be available to buy. It is free to take part however Orleans House Gallery will take 40% commission on works sold.

The exhibition will run from 2 December until 27 January 2024 and coincides with our Christmas Shopping Weekend on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December.

The Christmas Shopping Weekend offers designers, makers, and artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their products in the run up to Christmas. This weekend attracts local audiences and visitors from across West London and further afield.

The Opportunity

Natalia Shaloshvili Waiting For the Miracle

This is an opportunity to have work exhibited as part of a group exhibition in the Stables Gallery. Submissions are welcome across visual and contemporary artforms, both 2D and 3D. Your submission may be artwork that you have already produced, or a new work in response to this call out.

Orleans House Gallery will curate the exhibition, selecting artworks to be included based on:

  • artistic quality of the work
  • relevance to our communities
  • alignment with our values below

Collaborative – we work with people in innovative and inspiring ways, we invite artists, communities and individuals to create the public programme with us and help develop the Arts Service.

Socially engaged – we respond to the needs and wishes of local people, widen participation in the arts and connect people from different backgrounds, enabling them to have a say over issues that affect them, and promoting opportunity particularly for underrepresented groups.

Experimental – through the arts we test new ideas and approaches and share our learning to support the work of the borough. This might involve being playful, adventurous and taking risks.

Enterprising – we will always be open to new ways of working, sustain and develop productive partnerships and seek to find ways to make our work financially sustainable and develop inward investment for the arts.

We particularly welcome submissions by artists from communities that are currently underrepresented at Orleans House Gallery.

Orleans House Gallery will

  • Provide the exhibition space and organise an opening event
  • Curate and install the exhibition
  • Process art sales
  • Publicise and promote the exhibition
  • Provide invigilation of the exhibition

How to apply

The deadline for proposals is 12 noon on Monday 16 October.

Applicants can submit 1 piece of work to be reviewed by the selection committee. Please note we expect a high volume of applications and not all submissions will be selected or exhibited.

The work submitted, if selected, must be the work brought to the exhibition, i.e. you can’t make something different retrospectively.

Please fill out the application form by clicking the link below and send to

If you have any queries, please email Arts Info or call 020 8831 6000