Open 2023

Main Gallery Space, open 2022

Open 2023

Secondary Gallery Space, open 2022

Open 2023

Upstairs Gallery Space, open 2022

Open 2023

Main Gallery Space, open 2022


About the Open

Tarpey Gallery Open 2023 continues on from last years hugely successful open with online applications and a more minimal hang. Entries will be open to all artists working in the UK. Any 2d or 3d medium will be accepted, I’m afraid we can’t accept moving image or performance this time. Entries are open from the 15th May – 13th June 2023 (The form will be live on the 15th May at the bottom of the page) and the exhibition will take place from July 22nd – 27th August.


Some notes about entering

Selected work will be on display in three exhibition spaces; Main gallery, secondary and upstairs gallery spaces. Last year we had around 200 entries and showed work by 71 Artists. More modestly sized pieces (up to 1m x 1m) will have a higher chance of getting in than very large works (The size limit is 1.5m). Size : Please measure the work with the frame if framed. By entering you give us permission to use any uploaded image for publicity. If you plan on only getting the work framed if it is accepted please put a note of that in the image details section.


Image upload

Please upload good quality pics of your work. Please upload 2 images for each piece entered – Please upload 1 of the piece itself and 1 in it’s frame (or in situ if it isn’t framed). For 3D work please just upload 2 pics of the piece from different angles, if it comes with a plinth please include a pic of it in 1 of the pics. There is a limit of 2mb for each image. Finally, make sure the image is at least 1200 pixels wide.

If you need somewhere to resize images Adobe offer a free service – Link


Image details

Please order as follows – Medium (i.e- oil on canvas), Size (framed size if framed), *edition number – for prints otherwise ignore, Price (all work must be for sale)



A Cash Prize of £250 for the Winner chosen by Gallery Manager Luke Tarpey.

We will invite multiple artists to take part in next year’s exhibition programme from the Open exhibitants. A list of those selected will be published alongside the Open Exhibiting Artists. There is no limit in this (last year I picked 30 artists). This is primarily an Open for any artists who want to be involved with and support the gallery.



Entries are available to all artists in the UK.



Will be done by Gallery Manager Luke Tarpey. We won’t be able to give feedback on unsuccessful entries.


Entry Fee and Commission

Each artist may submit up to two pieces. The fee is £15 for 1 piece or £20 for 2 pieces. The fee is non refundable. All sales will be subject to a reduced commission of 45% (usual gallery rate is 50%) taken from the price you list.


Work Delivery

If selected the work can be delivered in person (preferred) or sent by post. The work must be clearly labelled with Name, Title, Medium, Size and Price (including Gallery Commission), protected and ready to hang (String – preferred, mirror plates or alternative). For all work sent by post please make sure it’s very well protected with a cardboard box and bubble wrap at the least and easily re-packable.


Work Collection

All unsold work must be collected or courier arranged from 30th August – 3rd September 2023.


Key Dates

Submissions open : 15th May – 13th June 2023

Entries Closed : 13th June 5pm

Judging : 14th – 22nd June

Selected Artists List Published : 23rd June

Delivery of work : 5th – 9th July, 10 – 5pm

Exhibition launch event : July 22nd, 2 – 5pm

Exhibition ends : 27th August

Unsold work collected : 30th August – 3rd September


We will insure your work against loss or damage while it is on site. Work in transit to and from the gallery must be insured separately by the artist.


Please email Luke at for any enquiries related to the open exhibition.


Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm


Luke Tarpey – 07772404293


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