The Spring Open Exhibition 2017

‘Inspired By Our Heritage’

Every year we present an Open Exhibition that gives local and regional artists a chance to have their work displayed at The Spring.

As one of the UK’s only integrated arts centres and museums, The Spring is very interested in combining heritage and artistic activity. We want to use the arts to bring our heritage stories to life and we are interested in how our local heritage can inspire artists.

Artists working in any medium are warmly invited to apply to display their work at The Spring. The main criterion for entries is that they must be inspired by The Spring’s Heritage Collections, or by stories that relate to local heritage. We can also accept work in the form of pictures and photographs of local heritage sites.

The exhibition will take place from Monday 17 April to Friday 30 June in The Spring’s Mezzanine Gallery. Artists should consider the suitability of the work they plan to enter for the display space and the members of the public who will visit.

How to submit your work for the Open Exhibition - You can download a submission form from the Spring’s website at You can also email to request further details. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 31 January 2017. Submission costs just £10 for up to three pieces. Please visit The Spring to view the Heritage displays and to see if they inspire you to create a new unique work of art that others can see and enjoy!

Posted on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 13:20