Delphian Residency 2022

Messy artist studio with paint brushes and pots
The inside of an artists messy studio

For the first time ever, Delphian Gallery are hosting an international artist residency! Submissions are open now for two artists to win a two week stay in a luxury gîte in rural France to create work. The lucky winners will win flights and transfers to France, accommodation and studio space, and a 500€ budget each for materials!

What is the Delphian Residency?

  • The Delphian Residency is an artist residency hosted in France for two weeks. The accommodation (@veganfrenchlife) is located in the beautiful rural countryside of The Charentes, in south west France, and is run by Delphian co-founder Nick JS Thompson and his wife. 

When is the Delphian Residency?

  • Submissions are open from the 30th July – midnight 21st August. Any works submitted after this time will not be considered.
  • The residency will take place from the 17th September – 2nd October.

Who can enter?

  • The competition is open to all artists, from anywhere in the world, working in any medium.

How to enter

To submit your work all you have to do is post it on Instagram or TikTok

  1. Hashtag posts with #delphianresidency
  2. Tag @delphiangallery in the description.
  3. Follow Delphian Gallery.

We’ll choose the two winning artists from the submissions, and we’ll be reposting some of our other favourites along the way. The winners will be announced in August, so keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram and TikTok feeds for updates!


Want to enter? Post on Instagram or TikTok!



Set in the beautiful French countryside, La Cour de Husson is a luxury self-catering gîte with private terrace, swimming pool, and gardens, surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards.

bathroom in vegan gite in france

Each artist will have a private bedroom and bathroom within the apartment as well as a communal kitchen, living room, and dining area.

Find out more about the property here

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The front cover of Navigating The Art World art business book by Delphian Gallery
The front cover of Navigating The Art World art business book by Delphian Gallery

2021 Judges

As always alongside the Delphian team we have a panel of expert judges helping us to choose the winning artists. This year we have an incredible line up of judges from critics to curators all casting their expert eyes over your work.

Tabish Khan

Tabish Khan is an art critic specialising in London’s art scene. He visits and writes about hundreds of exhibitions a year covering everything from the major blockbusters to emerging artists.
Tabish has been visual arts editor for Londonist since 2013. He is also a regular contributor for FAD with a weekly top exhibitions to see in London and a column called ‘What’s wrong with art’.
Tabish regularly participates in panel discussions and has been invited to judge several art prizes. 
Tabish is a trustee of ArtCan – a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions.
While art is Tabish’s primary focus, he has written about film, theatre, food and many other experiences

Wingshan Smith

Wingshan is the Youth Programmer at Nottingham Contemporary as well as being an artist herself and has worked closely with us from the very beginning at Delphian on various exhibitions and previous open calls.

Kristin Hjellegjerde

Established in 2012, Kristin Hjellegjerde quickly gained recognition as an international gallery dedicated to exhibiting a roster of innovative, international artists, both emerging and established, with strong theoretical and aesthetic bases.
Known for its multicultural curatorial approach, the gallery has, over the past years, fostered close and cooperative relationships with museums and curators worldwide, maintaining a deep devotion to the artists it represents.
(Image by Erica Bergsmeds)

Rhiannon Salisbury

Winner of the 2019 Delphian Open Call, Rhiannon Salisbury is back this year in a judging capacity. 

She graduated from the prestigious Turps Banana art school in 2018, has since won numerous awards and exhibited in the UK and internationally with Flowers Gallery, Arusha Gallery and COB Gallery among many others. 

Portrait of Henrik Uldalen one of the judges of the delphian open call 2020.

Henrik Uldalen

Henrik Uldalen is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner. Henrik explores the dark sides of life, nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty.

Though a figurative painter, his focus has always been the emotional content rather than narratives.  The atmospheres in his work is often presented in a dream or limbo-like state, with elements of surrealism.

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