• Jacob Brandon

The Design Room 2021 - Submissions

An Exhibition of Printmaking

Artizan Collective is pleased to revisit its headline 2020 exhibition, “The Design Room”, which premiered and was abruptly ended just as the UK went into the first national lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being short lived, the exhibition was well received, and the Collective looks forward to expanding its development in 2021.

The exhibition welcomes printmakers of all practices to submit on a selective basis including those working with print as part of a textiles and interiors practice, and 3D works incorporating print and paper such as bookbinding and handmade papers.

Artizan Collective CIC

Artizan Collective CIC is a non-profit social enterprise supported by Artizan Gallery established in 2019 to take advantage of opportunities to access prominent but vacant retail and commercial buildings on behalf of the arts. In these spaces, they deliver professional curated exhibitions opportunities for the benefit of practitioners and audiences, as well as valuable programmes that promote community arts engagement.

They currently hold a venue at the heart of the English Riviera, situated near the Torquay harbourside and benefitting from prominent positioning, easy accessibility and high footfall, and have developed the space into a welcoming arts space. From here they host an annual programme of open exhibitions and showcases, welcoming professional and award-winning creatives in various fields as well as emerging talent, to exhibit under one roof, whilst promoting the wider cultural offer of this premier seaside resort.


This is a selective opportunity to which any artist can submit up to a maximum of 10 unique works be they framed for wall display, mounted for browser display, unframed and unmounted for peg display, or 3D for shelf display. Further details are below:

  • Accepted mediums include any form of relief, intaglio or planographic printmaking (etching, lithograph, woodblock, monotype etc.), darkroom photography practice, textile and 3D works that include an element of print;

  • Excluded mediums include, traditional painting processes and digital photography;

  • Submissions of relevant 3D/sculptural work are welcomed, artists may wish to make direct enquiries about the suitability of work to tdr21@artizangallery.co.uk;

  • “Framed” work is considered to be any work framed to exhibition standards (as outlined in the opportunity Terms and Conditions);

  • A maximum of 5 framed works can be submitted;

  • “Mounted” work is considered to be any wrapped or mounted work suitable for browser display;

  • A maximum of 10 mounted works can be submitted;

  • “Unframed and unmounted” work is considered to be on paper, card, textile or a similar lightweight medium. You must be happy for your unframed work to be hung using wooden pegs which will be affixed to the edge of the work. Any work not meeting this criteria or unsuitable for this hanging method should be submitted under another category;

  • A maximum of 10 unframed and unmounted works can be submitted;

  • There are no restrictions on work dimensions;

  • Multiple editions of a work can be provided for sale, these should be provided adequately protected in a portfolio case or other suitable method;

  • The form will take around 15 minutes to complete provided you have full work details (titles, dimensions, edition numbers, prices, medium) and an artist statement accessible;

  • Please review all submission details carefully;

  • Due to the nature of the venue we cannot accept work considered to be overtly graphic in the representation of violence, sexuality or other potentially offensive material; decisions with regards to the nature of this content is made by the curators and is final. This does not prohibit the depiction of nudity. If you have any queries in advance of making your submission, please contact tdr21@artizangallery.co.uk

Exhibition terms and conditions can be found here: bit.ly/2WTRczO

The Exhibition Page is hosted here: art-hub.co.uk/ex/tdr21

Prizes and Benefits

  • Exposure in the English Riviera’s premier selective exhibition gallery

  • Opportunity for commercial sales of work

  • Features in exhibition print and digital promotional material delivered via the channels of the exhibition curators and partner organisations

  • Long-term exposure on the exhibition digital hub including micro-profile and the opportunity for additional features

  • Participation in a major print exhibition for the South West

  • Independently awarded Exhibition Prize

Payments and Fees

There are two ways to contribute when making your submission:

  • Pay As You Feel: You can enter for no fee or alternatively make a contribution you feel is fair for the opportunity offered. We are grateful for donations of any value made by submitting artists.

  • Postcard Donation: We successfully launched our Postcard Donation scheme as part of the English Riviera Winter Open Exhibition 2020, allowing artists to instead of paying a submission fee, donate a small work to the collective. This was a popular option that we now continue for all our exhibitions. You can see examples of donations and how the programme is run at art-hub.co.uk/postcards and further details are below.

Postcard Work Donation

Artist choosing to contribute via this method will be asked to donate a postcard work to the exhibition. This can be a small work, and need be no larger than A4 nor be mounted or framed in anyway. It might be a sketch, study, collage, print or experimentation but whatever form it takes you should be comfortable presenting it as a representative example of your work or process. However, the piece does not necessarily have to be similar to the work in your main submission.

We understand that this submission format is not suitable for people working in all mediums, particularly 3D artists, so do contact us to discuss suitable submissions.

Images of postcard works will need to be provided as part of your submission, and if selected will form part of a visual arts support campaign we will run as part of the event.


Make Your Submission

Submissions can be made using the form below or via Curatorspace. Alternatively, you can make your submission using the PDF download here and submitting content by email to tdr21@artizangallery.co.uk

Use the images below to take you to the relevant payment option.

Please contact tdr21@artizangallery.co.uk if you have any questions or enquiries about submissions.

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