Open Call | Graduating in Paint, London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA)


London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA) presents an open call for submissions from recent graduates of UK Art Schools. If you have graduated within 10 years from studying and have developed a practice in painting, we want to hear from you. Selected works will feature in a week-long exhibition: PAINTING NOW | Graduating in Paint in March 2020, held at LARA in Clapham. 

LARA is a contemporary atelier, teaching techniques and approaches in drawing and painting that have been handed down and refined through the atelier tradition, yet our alumni go on to create a great diversity of work and enter a range of industries. At LARA, we teach the skills of representation, but for this open call we we would like to invite all forms and styles of painting, and definitions of painting in the broadest sense.

We are looking for work which shows innovation in the medium, from artists who have sustained and developed their practice considerably since graduating from art school.

For more information go to our website:

To apply, please submit the following to

  • A short artist statement describing your practice and how it has developed since graduating.
  • Your name and contact details.
  • The art school you graduated from.
  • Images of the work you would like to submit.
  • A link to your website.
  • An artist CV (optional).

The deadline for this open call is midnight, Sunday 18th August 2019.