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The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

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Exhibitions // Coming up // Spring Open 2023 - Calling local artists!
9 May

Spring Open 2023 - Calling local artists!

Enter your work into our annual curated art show, which will exhibit a wide range of work from a variety of disciplines in our Grade II* listed building. This exhibition is a celebration of the artistic talent from our community – carefully selected to showcase the best works from both established and new artists.

Submissions are open to all, with a focus on new and emerging artists. Work must be original, completed in the last two years, and should not have been shown at The Poly before. Please see the Spring Open Submission Form for full details. 

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submission forms: Friday 7th April
  • The selection will take place on: Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th April.
  • If you have been successful, we will let you know by 26th April. 
  • Your work must be delivered to The Poly: Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th May between 10am and 4.30pm. 
  • The exhibition will be hung on: 8th May.
  • Open to the public from: Tuesday 9h May, 10am-5pm
  • Private View: Tuesday 9th May 5pm – 7pm
  • The exhibition will close on: Saturday 13th May 3pm.
  • Collection of artworks: Saturday 13th 3pm – 5pm or Sunday 14th May between 10am – 12pm.

To apply and for further information, please complete the Spring Open Submission Form and send, along with images of the work you want us to consider, to If successful, the submission fee per artist is £30 / free to Poly members.  

Thank you to the very talented Livvy Eden for letting us use her beautiful artwork Transient as out poster backgroundwhich featured in the Poly’s Spring Open 2022. 





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