Out of Nature

Out of Nature Sculpture Exhibition

Guidelines – Exhibiting at Out of Nature

All materials are considered.

The theme of our link with nature is at the core of the show (read about the objectives of the show), so artists should only submit an application if they resonate with the theme, and feel their work is in response to it, even if it is in a loose way.

Applications to participate in the 2017 show are now closed. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2019 show is January 2019. Applications submitted after that date will not normally be considered.

The final sculptures do not need to be ready by the application date and selection can be made on the basis of past work, but some detail and imagery of the proposed pieces will be required. We like to show a few pieces by the same artist.

Artists shown will include invited artists and artists selected through the open submission process.

The choice of artists will be made by a selection panel of four people: Katie Eastaugh, Richard Heatly, Jenny Watt and Brontë Woodruff. Their decision is final.

Please complete the application form carefully, as any application with elements missing may not be considered.

Out Of Nature is an outdoor exhibition. Please only apply if you intend to submit some pieces that are suitable for being outdoors for the three weeks of the show, regardless of the weather.

Please note that we have school visits, and children are encouraged to touch (not climb!). Please only submit pieces that can be touched and explored with normal care.

Out Of Nature keeps a 20% commission on pieces sold. Please make sure you provide us wih the title for every piece, measurements in cm, price net of VAT but inclusive of the 20% commission, and indicate whether the piece is subject to VAT or not.

Out Of Nature is responsible for the promotion of the event, PR and marketing, but welcomes input and help from every artist.

Out Of Nature has public liability insurance, but theft and damage is the artist’s responsibility. Artists need to have their own public liability insurance (a copy of the insurance will be required).

Newport House is a private estate with restricted access, and is staffed during the day.

The transport and installation of the pieces is also the artist’s responsibility, as is the cost of transport. The estate team at Newport House is available to help with installation, including limited access to heavy lifting gear, but they are not specialist arts installers and this needs to be organized in advance. It will still be conducted under the artist’s supervision and at his/her responsibility. If the artist is unable to be present we will ask him/her to sign a waiver.

Please note that we may not accept pieces for exhibition that are different from those submitted and accepted by the selection panel. If you are likely for any reason to need to change or substitute other work (new work, sales, other exhibitions), please let us know in advance and send full details and images of the proposed alternative.

The panel reserves the right not to show a piece.

Pieces need to be delivered between June and August by arrangement.