BOX OFFICE: 023 9247 2700 Donate

Exhibition opportunities

We are always interested to hear from artists who would like to display their work as part of our exhibition programme. To be considered for exhibition work must be suitable for a specified part of our programme, that includes:

  • 2 heritage themed exhibitions
  • 1 community exhibition
  • 1 exhibition for families
  • 1 exhibition by a professional artist

We choose work based on its fit within our exhibition programme, the quality of the work and its suitability for our space and our audience. With the exception of our annual Open Exhibition, exhibitions are usually booked 9 – 18 months in advance and we do not hire our gallery space for exhibitions.

Open Exhibition


Andrew Goff - Open Exhibition winner 2015. Photo credit James White

Every year we present an Open Exhibition, that gives local and regional artists the chance to have their work on display at The Spring. Open Exhibitions are usually themed by subject or media.

For 2017 our Open Exhibition theme is Inspired by our Heritage.

The Open Exhibition will be on display in The Spring’s Mezzanine Gallery from Monday 17 April – Friday 30 June.

For more information and how to apply please click here.  

Other Exhibition Applications

If you believe you have an exhibition or an idea that may fit with any area of our exhibitions programme please contact: exhibitions@thespring.co.uk

When making an exhibition proposal please help us by including the following:

  • Your full contact details
  • Which type of exhibition within our programme you’d like your work to be considered for and why it is suitable
  • A CV detailing your visual art or heritage exhibition
  • A statement explaining in your work/idea, why you think this fits with our programme and how it will appeal to our audiences
  • Up to 6 jpeg photographs of the work that would be included
  • Details of your work including size, medium and prices

Please be aware that outside special commissions we cannot pay artists to exhibit at The Spring. We encourage artists to have all work available for sale, on which The Spring takes a 35% commission.

Also, please be aware that we receive many submissions. Once we have received a proposal via email we will confirm receipt. It may, however, then be several months until we can consider your application. We are sorry that once we have received an application we cannot contact you if we decide not to take your idea further.

Good luck!