Owtside Gallery: artist opportunities

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No More Nowt

OWTSIDE is a brand new outdoor micro-gallery space consisting of two 120 x 120cm boards on the outside of No More Nowt HQ at Community House in Peterlee.

Owtside showcases excellent ideas and artists to encourage creative engagement for residents and increase local awareness of our program, both locally and right across County Durham.

Owtside is on the hunt for local artists, designers, painters, sculptors, poets and photographers. Whether you’re a self-taught hobbyist, have studied in the past or work internationally, submit your work to exhibit.



Will my original artwork be installed outside?
No, we will accept photos of original artworks, or digital work. These will then be printed and installed on the boards.

Does my work have to be a square?
No, the boards are 120 x 120cm but we can accept square, landscape or portrait works. Works that aren’t square will be printed in A0 to fit.

I’d not call myself an artist, but I like being creative. Can I apply?

What happens if my work gets damaged?
We will look to get the artwork reprinted and replaced if anything happens to it.

If I apply, then work is installed and I’m not chosen, do I have to reapply?
No, we will keep all applications on file and look at everything when we choose the next work to be installed. However, if you have new work you can send as many applications as you’d like to.

My work isn’t about place, space or the community. Should I apply?
Yes, there is no theme for this open call and NMN will accept any creative work that can be replicated in print.

Budget £100 artist fee

Deadline 25 January 2024

Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP

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There’s no theme and no limit to the number of times an artist can apply. Submissions can be new or existing work. Successful artists’ work will be printed and flyposted onto the OWTSIDE boards for 3 months.

Each image should be .jpg files, 300dpi, without watermarks and titled with the name of artist in the order they are to be viewed (for example, FirstnameLastname01.jpg).

Please include the following as a PDF document, with images attached separately — not in a zipped folder.

Artwork title(s), name of artist, brief bio (maximum 100 words), contact details, website url/social media. Those with successful submissions may be contacted for high-resolution files. Artists will retain all copyright of their images.

E-mail Ellen Ranson with any queries.

Due to the location of the gallery boards, in the heart of a residential community, No More Nowt will not be able to accept explicit artwork.

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