Calling All Artists for ‘Composition 2′ Exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral

‘Composition 2’  Exhibition 

Composition 2 exhibition Lichfield Cathedral The Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC5th July to 27th July 2019  Lichfield Cathedral 

Calling all artists to submit entries

A unique opportunity to exhibit at a selling exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral this summer. Coordinated by the Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC.

After the success of last years exhibition ‘Composition 2’ is back to bring diverse work within the fabric of the 800 year old Cathedral. The exhibition is part of the Lichfield Festival.   


The exhibition is open to all professional and practising artists, or recent graduates.

The exhibition is open to fine art media – inclusive of painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography. 

The theme ‘Composition’ is key to all art forms, and the basis of many artworks. The exhibition is looking to reflect the theme through the selected works. It is therefore open to style, media and expression. The organisers are looking for a wide selection of works from different styles and artistic perspectives.

Sculptural works must be easily transportable and movable by the installation team.  All artists must have PLI cover and be able to personally drop off and collect artworks by hand to and from the venue location for installation and de-installation.  

Submission info:

Artists can submit up to 2 artworks for consideration.

Artist should submit digital images of work. Digital images must be clear and accurate depictions of the artwork.

Artwork should be produced within the last 2 years.

It is free to submit work and no charge applied to exhibition.

For more information and submission please email the following details to :

Submission should include:

Name and contact details

Title, media and size (+ approx weight in terms of sculpture) of submitted artwork

Cv or Link to website.

Images provided as JPEG or TIFF up to 1MB is size (for sculptural works additional images may be requested and Indication as to whether a plinth is provided as part of the work)

Cost of the artwork inclusive of 40% commission must be indicated.

Acknowledgement of insurance to cover the cost of damage or replacement of the artwork.

Artworks will be selected by

Kathryn Walker, Director the Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC

Sally Ann Newstead, Lichfield Cathedral, and formerly of Sotheby’s

Peter Walker, Lichfield Cathedral Artistic Director.

Deadline for submission April 30th – Notification will be made before the end of May 2018

Terms and Conditions:

Artists must bring selected works to the handing in day, and collect unsold work from on specified dates (information to be provided upon selection) at no cost to the organisers. The artist is responsible for the condition of the artwork during transport, and packing and removal from site.

Any artwork deemed unfit for display on delivery will be rejected by the organisers and must be removed.

40% Commission is taken on any works sold. Any sale made after the close of the exhibition and directly as a result of direct display during the exhibition is liable for  commission to the organisers.

Artist must own copyright of the work submitted and the work must be original.

Participation in the exhibition permits agreement for the artwork to be photographed and utilised for press and social media. Agreement also allows visitors to take photos for personal or non commercial use.

The organisers have no liability to the artist for loss or damage, to the artwork, frame or base, or to the artists reputation during the installation. The artwork must be insured by the artist during the exhibition period. 

Any works not removed on the dates specified will be subject to a fixed fine.

The Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC, Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield Festival have no liability associated with display of the artworks.

Number of works selected will be based on space and relationship to the exhibition space.

Additional terms and conditions may apply

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