Self-Portrait Open Call, QUAD

  • East Midlands
  • interdisciplinary arts, photography, visual arts
  • Laura OLeary


We welcome Derby/Derbyshire based Artists to submit small biographical art works to be exhibited in QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces.

Venue: QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces, Derby

Launch of Exhibitions: Friday 29th November 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Exhibition Dates: 30th November 2019 – 19th January 2020

Application Deadline: Friday 27th September, 5pm

QUAD invites Derby/Derbyshire based or born artists to submit one small artwork to be considered for an open call exhibition. The artworks should be characteristic of the maker, a self-portrait, reflecting on ideas such as identity, imagination and sense of locality. The works can be biographical, portraiture, a scene from a story, or something more abstract. All artworks sent must be ready to hang on our walls, please see the application guidelines for how to do this.

The works must be no bigger than A6 (a quarter of an A4 page which is 105mm x 148mm) and we will only accept one artwork from each applicant. Selected works will be displayed in QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces, which is comprised of exhibition walls in corridors, stairwells and mezzanine areas.

We encourage submissions from creators of all abilities and experience. The artwork can be a range of mediums, such as a painting, drawing, photograph, etching, or sculptural work. Works will be selected by QUAD’s Programme Team. Artists will be notified by email by Friday 4th October, (selected works will be exhibited during the dates above, unselected works will be collected by the artist or returned to them.)

For full details of how to apply please visit our website:

Application Deadline: Friday 27th September, 5pm