The Harley Open

Artists are invited to enter their work to this popular biennial art competition, which returns for 2017.

We are looking for your own, original wall based artwork of any discipline, which must have been made in the last 2 years.

Entries are judged by our expert panel, with around 140 being selected for the exhibition.

On the panel for the 2017 Open Exhibition are:

Prizes include:

Additional prizes may also be awarded.

The Harley Gallery will always have a special place in my heart, since I was fortunate enough to win the People’s Award at the 2013 Open Exhibition, an award voted on by visitors to the show. Exhibiting in The Harley Gallery has certainly benefitted me personally, both by giving my work exposure to a wider public and by giving me formal recognition.  Since exhibiting there, I have gone on to exhibit my work nationally and internationally – as far afield as continental Europe and at galleries in the United States.

Aran Illingworth

We will be accepting entries for the 2017 Open Exhibition by digital application only. The Open Exhibition will open on 24 June until 20 August 2017.

Application deadline 5pm, 21 May 2017.

To enter, please click here for the application form.

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

The Harley Gallery

Contact Email


Start Date

1st February 2017

Closing Date

21st May 2017