Qube Open Art Competition

This increasingly popular event has been running for 10 years and attracts artists from across the country, with entries reflecting a set theme. Anyone is eligible to enter and works can be of any medium, 2D, 3D or digital. A £500 cash prize is awarded to the winning artist, decided by an independent panel of judges. There is also a People’s Choice Prize for the artist with the most public votes. The winner of this will receive their own 4 week exhibition at Qube the following year.

An exhibition of shortlisted entries will be held at Qube and the winner of the Best in Show prize will be announced at a Prize Giving evening at the beginning of the exhibition. This evening always draws a big crowd and is a great opportunity for artists to meet and network with others. The deadline has now closed for the 2019 Arts Open. Details of next years competition will be announced in Spring 2020.

 

Qube Photographic Competition

Following the huge popularity of the first photography competition in 2019 Qube is looking to run it again from 2020. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit up to three works on a particular theme. The images will go on display in Qube gallery in Spring 2020. There is a cash prize of £100 for the Best in Show winner, decided by an independent panel of judges. A £20 prize will be awarded to the People’s Choice winner.

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Gallery shop

Qube has five glass cabinets and card displays allowing for artists and craftmakers to display their work. It is free to display works and Qube takes a 25% commission (plus VAT on the commission) for items sold. Bookings are in 8 week blocks throughout the year where space is available (excluding November and December). Artists and craftmakers can use up to two shelves per booking. We also have a browser available for prints and limited wall space for framed works.

If you would like further information on how to display in our gallery shop, please contact Qube at art@qube-oca.org.uk.

 

Main gallery hire

The Main gallery can be hired out at a rate of £360 for six weeks. Commission for sales is 20%, plus VAT on the commission. Artists wishing to hire the space will need to put together a proposal which will be forwarded to the Qube Arts Panel for discussion at their next meeting. More details about hiring this space, including measurements, can be found here… Gallery Exhibition Proposals

 

Balcony gallery hire

This smaller gallery space overlooks the main gallery and is hired out at a rate of £40 for four weeks. Commission on sales is 20%, plus VAT on the commission. Artists wishing to hire the space will need to put together a proposal which will be forwarded to the Qube Arts Panel for discussion at their next meeting. A plan of the Balcony Gallery space can be found here… Qube Balcony Gallery

 

Christmas Arts and Crafts exhibition

The annual Qube Christmas Arts and Crafts exhibition is an opportunity for artists and craftmakers to sell their work over the festive period. The collection of works on display range from: jewellery, ceramics and woodwork to fine art, textiles and cards and is usually limited to 20 artists and craftmakers. There is a fee of just £20 to be part of the exhibition and a 20% commission is taken on sales.

If you would like further information on how to be a part of this years exhibition please contact Qube at art@qube-oca.org.uk with examples of your work.

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