The Old Print Works is proud to announce its first Open-Submission Exhibition, ‘Home’ opening on Saturday 21st July.

This summer, artists are invited to explore the meaning of ‘home’. Through tradition and historical convention, the concept of home is embedded in the human consciousness, sought out instinctively as a way to separate space in our minds, home is home, and everything else is not. But what makes a physical entity feel like home.

What is home to you, where is it and what makes it significant?


The Upper Gallery during Ort Gallery's recent 'Ghost Streets of Balsall Heath' exhibition

The OPW opens its doors to artists of all ages, at different points in their careers, as we seek to promote diverse ideas and talent. All submissions will be considered. Different mediums, interpretations and approaches are encouraged! Work relating to personal relationships, tradition and community are applicable.

 ‘Home’ will open in The Old Print Works, Upper Gallery benefitting from the factories classic, industrial architecture and vast, undisturbed natural light. Surrounded by creative organisations, projects and in conjunction with ORT Gallery’s ‘Schwarmerei Members Show’. 


Prize:  One exhibitor will be awarded the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition provisionally in the week of September 8th -15th at The Old Print Works.  A selection panel will choose the winner.

An application pack can be downloaded below. 

Deadline for submissions: Midnight, Sunday 1st July 2018

Submission Fee: £15 (£12.50 for internal applicants)

Successful artists will be notified by Sunday 8th July 2018

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 21st July 2018 – Friday 3rd August 2018


Any enquires please feel free to contact Bethany Nugent at bethany@oldprintworks.org


The Old Print Works is grateful for the support of Ort Gallery in the staging of this exhibition.