Delphian Open Call 2021

Picture of the gallery walls of the Delphian Open Call exhibition in 2019

SUBMISSIONS FOR 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED

Looking to exhibit your work in London this year? Well, the Delphian Open Call could be perfectly suited for you! 

We are holding our annual open call competition, searching for the most exciting, undiscovered artwork of 2021. It’s totally free to enter and if selected you could have your work included in our print exhibition in London!

Not only that, but the first prize winner will win a fully funded solo exhibition with Delphian Gallery in London in 2021! 

What

  • The Delphian Gallery Open Call is an International competition for all printable forms of artwork. It aims to give a platform to talented emerging artists who are producing exceptional work.

When

  • Submissions for the Delphian Gallery Open Call are open from 1st February until midnight 28th February 2021. Any works submitted after this time will not be considered.
  • The Open Call will culminate with a physical group exhibition for the winners in London in 2021. The first prize winner will win a solo exhibition with us in 2021. 

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Who

  • The Open Call is open to all artists working in a printable format. This includes painting, photography, collage, illustration and many others. The open call is open to International entrants.

How

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

  1. Hashtag new posts with #delphianopencall 
  2. Tag @delphiangallery in the description.
  3. Follow us.

We’ll be reposting some of our favourites along the way and the winners will be announced in May. Keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram and Facebook feeds for updates!

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Judges

This year we have a panel of incredible guest judges who, along with the Delphian team, will be deciding the winners! They are: Tabish Khan, Florence Hutchings and Andrea Kurland.

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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.
 
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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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