Open Exhibition – Still Life: Nature and Objects Shaped

This is an opportunity for students to exhibit work under the title of still life, nature and objects shapes. Please note we are not affiliated with the Orleans house in any way.


Open Exhibition – Still Life: Nature and Objects Shaped

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists locally, nationally and internationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond. In 2013, we have a further opportunity for artists to submit artwork for an exhibition at the Riverside Gallery entitled Still Life: Nature and Objects Shaped.

This exhibition aims to celebrate the theme of the still life through a variety of subject matter and medium. Introduced in Ancient Greek and Roman art, still life has continuously attracted artists as a genre which enables control and virtuosity in composition and design. This is consistently evident both in figurative and trompe-l’oeil (to fool the eye) works which strive to mirror nature and in more symbolic and abstract pieces. Still Life: Nature and Objects Shaped will explore contemporary still lives from traditional depictions of man-made and natural objects to more conceptual and innovative approaches through mixed and digital media. We are seeking original artwork or prints from UK-based artists in a range of media and styles that reflect the theme.

Artists can submit up to 5 works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD (please do not include a case), with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or good quality colour printouts. Original artwork or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Deadline for submissions: 10.00am Friday 18 October 2013. Submissions to: Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Please clearly label each submission with: artist’s name, title of work, date, media, approximate size and price before commission if the work is for sale (the gallery adds on 40% commission + VAT on total). In addition, please enclose contact details (including email and postal address and contact telephone numbers), an artist’s statement and CV.

There is a £10.00 administration charge (which also contributes towards exhibition costs); £7.50 concessions (students, retired, unwaged, benefits etc. Please include proof. Please make cheques payable to ‘L.B.R.U.T’. You can also pay by credit / debit card by calling the gallery on 020 8831 6000. Your submission will not be accepted without payment. If you would like submissions returned, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope or stamps to the value of posting submission. Successful artists will be contacted by email or in writing approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline.

Please email curator Mark De Novellis at for application forms

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