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English Riviera Winter Open 2023

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English Riviera Winter Open

Our final exhibition for 2023 is upon us, the English Riviera Winter Open 2023.

If you've exhibited in our open exhibitions before you know the drill, but for newcomers our annual, seasonal opens are the biggest, and most ambitious visual arts showcases in South Devon, as we turn the walls of our highstreet gallery into a tapestry of original art from creatives all over the country.

This year, as part of our Summer Open we introduced our showcase values which guide the curation of our open exhibitions. These are:

  • Diversity and Variety - we take a range of traditional and contemporary practice, selecting works that result in a showcase rich in media, subject and style;

  • Originality and Innovation - this isn't an exhibition that just "plays it safe", we love traditional work, but equally we want to share work with audiences that they may not find anywhere else;

  • Quality and Talent - we select the best to create a showcase for our audience where they can guarantee they'll be taking away collectible, original work that can't be found anywhere else.

As always, we can't wait to see your submissions, and look forward to celebrating the end of an incredible year of visual art with you!


Another change we introduced this year was that fees are now only payable if you are successful in having work selected for the exhibition. We'll be taking fees at the point of submission, but if we don't accept your work on this occasion we'll refund your fee in full.

UPDATE: Based on interest from several artists, we have reinstated single entry submissions. Single entry submissions are charged at £10 but unfortunately are NOT refundable.


Key Dates:

Deadline for Entries: Thursday 19th October, Midday

Confirmation of Entries: Thursday 19th October, Midnight

Start Date: Sunday 5th November, 11am

End Date: Sunday 24th December

Launch Date: Saturday 4th November, 18:00-20:00

Delivery Week: 20th October, 09:00 - 29th October, 16:00 (bookable on acceptance)

Hang Week: 29th October - 4th November (artists are not required but should be prepared to receive work queries during this period)

Key Links:

Submission Form (Google, external):

Submission Form:

Due to a bug with our website provider, we cannot currently provide an embedded version of our submission form. Please use the external link to provide your submission:



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