After a year off due to our move to Gosport, the Sticks Open will return this year. However, unlike in previous years, where it was known as the Fareham Open, from now on our open art competition and exhibition will be known as DEHISCENCE.
dehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity
of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound
Artists working in any media (including, but not limited to print, painting, drawing, photography, traditional craft materials, sculpture, digital, film, and sound) are invited to submit up to three works responding to the theme in any way they wish, interpreting the title in a way that means something to them.
Artists can enter up to three pieces for consideration, and work must not exceed 1m x 2m in size
Selected pieces will be exhibited at Sticks Contemporary between 25th August - 22nd September, with the PV taking place between 6-8pm on Saturday 25th August.
One artist will be selected to win a £100 prize, solo exhibition and 1-month long residency. The solo show will take place between the 8th November and 15th December
Deadline for entry is 12am on 1st August 2018. Selected artists will be notified by 14th August 2018 with work to be delivered to Sticks Contemporary on wither 18th or 19th August, more details will be given to selected artists when they are notified.
Entry costs £5 for up to 3 works, Sticks Affiliate Artists can enter for FREE but must provide their username otherwise they will be charged. Failure to provide a username will result in your work being excluded from the selection process.
Please make payment below, you will be taken to the entry form upon completion of payment. If this does not happen please contact us straight away and we will email you the form link