Last updated 19 December 2022
Submissions will be reviewed by the selection panel which meets every quarter, in November, February, May and August. The panel will decide which exhibitions they think our visitors would enjoy. The panel is made up of people with art backgrounds, including:
- local artists
- local art organisations
- people from higher education settings
- Stockport Council staff
Exhibitions are booked up in advance so we suggest sending your submission as early as possible.
Our display areas
This is a ground floor area that measures approximately 8.4 metres x 7.85 metres. It has a 25 metre wall length with space for 30 to 60 average sized works
This is a ground floor area that measures 8.4 metres x 7.85 metres. It has a 25 metre wall length with space for 30 to 60 average sized works.
The West Gallery is used for activities during the week. It is only suitable for works that are wall-mounted.
This is a first floor area that measures 21.5 metres x 7.55 metres. It has a 60 metre wall length with space for 60 to 100 average sized works.
This is a ground floor area with a 21.79 metre wall length. There is space for 30 to 40 average sized works.
If your submission is successful, you must:
- provide a written interpretation of the exhibition in Ariel font size 12 to meet accessibility standards
- transport their work to the gallery on the day that the exhibition starts
- curate their work
- hang their work
- promote the exhibition
- remove any work or equipment after the exhibition has finished
We reserve the right to remove items from an exhibition if:
- we believe that they will cause offence
- significant public concern is raised
The care and safety of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist. We will not provide any insurance in the event of any artworks being lost or damaged during handling or display at the gallery.
Promoting your exhibition
Promoting your exhibition can increase awareness and footfall at the gallery which can then help to increase sales.
We can advertise exhibitions on our website and through our Twitter account. Any other promotion must be arranged by the artist.
If your exhibition is funded by Arts Council England or Lottery Funded Proposals, it will not generate sales. You should contact the gallery to discuss a gallery rental fee to include in your funding application.
How to submit your work
You must complete a submission form including 6 images of your work.