Open Calls

A list of current open calls: Updated Monthly.

Q+I) are expanding their brand of collaborative online drawing experiments. Would you like to join us? 

(Q+I) have recently been concerned with making and facilitating work that brings people together in a virtual environment. Collaborative online projects have become increasingly important in their artistic practice. Their recent project 10x10 brought together people from all over the world on social media to create a dialogue, a collective experience and formed an artistic network.

They have been drawing every day; to inspire, refresh, meditate. Working across the internet to share those drawings, and now this has organically grown into a project.

The idea is:

·The project lasts seven weeks.

·Each day you will receive and instruction or question.

·You can interpret that in any way that you like and send your image/video via WhatsApp. However, it needs to incorporate paper.

·This ‘drawing’ should only take 2 minutes out of your day.

·Once a week you will have the chance to submit the instruction/question of your choosing.

·At the end of the seven weeks we will compile our artworks and create an online vernissage for all to attend.

This participatory workshop is open to anyone wanting to take part. However, we can only choose a small number of participants. You will not be chosen on artistic prowess; it is about enthusiasm for the project.

Bankley Open

The Bankley Open Exhibition opening night and award ceremony will take place on Friday 24th September 2021, 6-9pm, which will also coincide with our Annual Open Studios. The exhibition will continue to run every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm until 10th October.

The 1st prize winner of Bankley Open 2021 will have the opportunity to develop their solo exhibition with the curators at Bankley Studios + Gallery, with a £200 production fee, as well as  £500 prize money.

Each artist can submit up to TWO artworks, with a brief description of each piece. Please also include information on the medium, year and size. 

Bankley Studios + Gallery is not publicly funded and is run by volunteers. There is a one off entry fee for all artists of £10 payable via Paypal, however if preferred a bank transfer can be arranged, please contact us for further details. Please pay via the Paypal link below (let us know if there is any discrepancy between your Artist and Paypal name).

Bankley Studios + Gallery will not take a commission from the sale of any artwork during the exhibition.