Primitive and Outsider Art

Redwing Open Portraiture Exhibition 2020

This is an opportunity for artists to enter portrait works for selection at the Redwing Gallery in Penzance, Cornwall between 6th - 19th March 2020.

Redwing's mission is to break down barriers by providing opportunities for unknown and often unschooled artists to exhibit their creations and give the public access to exciting new works of art.

The Redwing Portraiture Open Exhibition is a submission exhibition inviting work from outsider artists. Work submitted can include painting, ceramics, drawing, print and sculpture. There are no geographical restrictions to entrants and we anticipate that postal applications and postal submissions from all over the world will be received.

We are looking for work that is extraordinary from artists who may never have exhibited before in a gallery, who have existed outside the mainstream art world and outside art education systems.

Deadline for applications are Saturday 29th February 2020.


Complete an application form:

Online applications:

Postal applications:
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2HT UK
 (Applications submitted by post must be postmarked on or before this date)

Telephone queries: 01736 448402

The Redwing Portraiture Open Exhibition will be selected by the Redwing Exhibitions Team. Selection will be from a maximum of two works per artist.

The Redwing Open Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to participate at a private view on Saturday 7th March between 2-4 pm.

If selected for the exhibition, the artist agrees to the reproduction (at no fee) of their work in association with the exhibition (included in the publicity, press, website and publications of the Redwing Gallery).
£10 per image. Fee payable by bank transfer, cheque or postal order.

Saturday 29th February 2020
Artists whose work is selected for exhibition will be notified by Monday the 2nd March.
Artists will be asked to deliver the works to the Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, Penzance (entrance on Wood Street, between Bread St and Market Jew St) before Wednesday 4th March 5pm.
Although every care will be taken of submitted application material, responsibility for loss and damage cannot be accepted. If shortlisted for the exhibition the artist is responsible for the costs of transportation of the work to and from the specified venue. The organisers will not be responsible for any loss or damage either in transit to and from the exhibition, or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking, or in any period in which the work may be at the exhibition venue.

It is strongly advised that each artist takes out their own commercial insurance to cover their work in transit, in storage and at the exhibition
Exhibitors will be expected to collect their work promptly at the end of the exhibition on Friday 20th or Saturday 21st March.


Commission on sales will be 33 1/3% (to be included in price if work is for sale). 

Completed application form
Appropriate application fee
Work presented in your chosen format
Short cv and statement about the work
A5 stamped addressed envelope if you require return of submitted application material.


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