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Wandsworth’s new Contemporary Art Gallery – Oil&Water (340 Old York Road) is offering local artists the chance to exhibit at a special closed exhibition, which will take place between Wednesday 19th March and Saturday 5th April.  Gallery Director Penny Macfarlane states that the gallery aims to become an integral part of the local arts economy, including providing this exciting opportunity for local artists living in the London Borough of Wandsworth to exhibit their art works in this attractive commercial space


Fine art submissions are invited from local artists, to include painting, printmaking and photography.  We hope that ceramics, sculpture, video or sound installations and conceptual art may be included in a future exhibition.  Whilst we hope to be as inclusive as possible, we may not be able to include exhibits from every artist.  Depending on demand and the size of paintings, we may have to limit the number of artists and the number of works per artist.  Entries should be limited to five works per artist, (maximum size apx. 73 x 54cm framed) and it is unlikely that more than four will be chosen, at the curator’s discretion.  If at all possible, we hope to include at least one exhibit for each artist.


Apart from the quality of the art, when selecting the exhibits consideration will be given to our desire to present a wide and representative variety of styles and medium, reflecting the breadth of local talent.  Selection will be made by a small panel consisting of one artist, a collector, a sponsor and the curator.  If a work is not selected, it is not be because it lacks excellence but simply that there are too many similar pieces presented.


If you would like your work to be considered, please contact us for an entry form (and other information), which must be entered by 5pm on Tuesday 25th February  ( Applications must be accompanied by a £25 fee which covers up to five items; please pay by  BACS transfer to Oil&Water Gallery sort code 20-90-74 a/c number 63251357 and specify your name as the reference; or deliver cash or cheque – payable to Oil&Water Gallery.  This fee, which is non-refundable, will go towards the gallery’s administrative costs including insurance and marketing.


Art work must be delivered between 12 noon and 7pm on Thursday 6th March.

All works submitted for the exhibition are required to be for sale.  In the event of a sale, the gallery terms are 50% of wall price.   Paintings must be ready to hang ie. fixed with D rings and string, or they will be rejected.  Selection will take place on Friday 7th March and you will be informed as soon as possible whether or not your paintings have been accepted.   Any art works not selected must be collected between 12 noon and 2pm on Saturday 8th March.


Oil&Water gallery is grateful to Wandsworth Council for drawing this event to the attention of local artists.  Please note that the details are slightly different from those published in ‘Brightside’.  We hope you will wish to support this initiative, which (if successful) could well become an annual event.