Exhibiting Opportunities

Applying for our gallery shop (closed)

Our light and airy gallery shop supports 100 artists, designers and makers. Here we have a constantly changing display of the best art and contemporary craft.

We are looking for:

  • A strong creative voice
  • A high level of skill
  • An appropriate and sensitive use of materials

During selection we are looking for work that is engaging, imaginative and exciting.

Please supply:

  • 6 good quality images of recent work
  • Artists statement/CV
  • Link to website/further work
  • Any other material you believe will support your application.

Additional presentation materials, frames, mounts etc must be of the same high standard as your work. Works should be presented in a form that represents how your work would be presented for exhibition. Prints and photographs should be signed and editioned.

Successful submissions in stage one will then be invited to submit actual works at which stage a final decision will be made.

Send your completed application to with ‘Submissions 2024’ as the subject. Our full terms and conditions can be seen here:

ACE T&C July 2019


Applying for an exhibition (closed)

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ACEarts invites proposals from professional artists/groups, we seek to inspire our audience, promote the highest standard of local and national artists work and create opportunities for everyone to learn through art.

Our Exhibition gallery situated on the first floor of the historic Old Town Hall overlooking the market square, is a fantastic showcase facility, providing opportunity for eight exhibitions per year.

We receive many more proposals than we are able to accommodate. As a result we are unable to offer exhibition opportunities to all who apply and selection should be seen as a competitive process.

Our objective in the selection process is to produce a balanced and high quality programme of exhibitions. We do not employ set criteria but do take into account a number of factors including:

  • Quality and execution
  • Clarity of ideas
  • Value the work adds to our programme
  • Ability to help us achieve our aims and objectives

Please supply:

  • A clear and concise proposal
  • 8 images of recent work
  • Artist statement(s)/CV
  • Link to website/further work
  • Any other material which you feel will help support your proposal

Please note the exhibition programme is set 18-24 months in advance.

Supporting material:

We will not consider proposals without all the supporting material requested.

In order for us to thoroughly consider your application we require 8 good quality images. Please include a list of works (title, size, media, date produced and selling price).If you are proposing new work, please include recent/similar work. Please do not bring original artworks to the gallery unless requested.

We require a short biography/artist CV.

Details of any workshops/educational experience – if you are wishing to be considered for workshop opportunities.

Any other supporting documents, media reviews, publications etc.

Decisions: We aim to answer all proposals although sometimes due to the amount of applications this is not possible. In some cases a studio visit to see further work is needed before acceptance.

Submissions should be sent to: marked for the attention of the Curator.

We can also offer exhibiting opportunities through our sister gallery No1 West Street.

Find out more here.