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Calls for Art

International Mail Art Exhibition

Open Call for MailArt

Following the huge success of our MailArt Exhibition ’About Women’ in 2022, (a travelling presentation in conjunction with Katie Muñoz), we are now calling for submissions for a Studio 40 show!

Theme/Subject: Food for Thought!

Deadline: 15th August 2024

Free Technique & Medium. No Fee / No Jury / No Returns

Maximum 1 Artwork, Required dimensions 21x15cm (A5) 2D on card.

Exhibition Dates: September 7th - 28th

All work must be true MailArt, in keeping with tradition! The artwork must be on the front of the postcard, with the address and stamps. Swipe to see an example!

Please note, any work sent in an envelope or a padded bag will not be accepted.

Send your postcard with your name and address on the back to:

Studio 40,

40 Queen Street,


SA11 1DL

South Wales, UK

More Information Here

The Wizard of Oz Call for Art & No Place Like Home:  Make your own magical shoes


Neath Arts Festival is returning this October with many wonderful events being held all over town!

We are inviting artists of all ages to create art based on The Wizard of Oz and to submit it for our very own “Wonderful Exhibition of Oz”. We had great success last year with our ‘Alice in Wonderland’ exhibition and want to continue that this year with ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Art can be of any medium or style, traditional painting and illustration, print, ceramic & sculpture, textiles, collage, digital. We are open to everyone!

As well as this, we are inviting you to create your own pair of magical shoes that reminds you home and would magically transport you there if you found yourself in the Land of Oz. The shoes could be inspired by traditional shoes from your country such as traditional sandals or clogs, based on your hobby or passion e.g. sports or ballet/dance shoes. Let your imagination run wild!

The shoes could be 3D, a 2D drawing or painting or a decorated pair of old shoes your no longer need.

Have fun and be creative!

Key Details:Submission Deadline:  01/09/24

Delivery Deadline: 28/09/24

Exhibition Dates: 05/10/24 – 20/10/24

Location: Neath, South Wales, UK

Please email submissions to


Entry Form

Terms & Conditions

 More Information Here

The Art of Independence

This exhibition is inviting artists and creatives to explore what nation building and self-determination means for them. How you feel we can make and remake Wales, Cymru, and develop and express new ideas, artistic expression to problem-solving and in addition innovation turning new and imaginative ideas into reality for a better Cymru.

Judges: Iwan Bala, Bethan Ash & Claire Hiett

Prize: Solo Exhibition at Studio 40, Neath in 2025


Saturday 2 November 2024

Exhibition ends

Saturday 30th November 2024

Closing date for images and entry forms

Monday 16th September 2024- Owain Glyndŵr Day

Competition overview

The Art of Independence exhibition is an ‘open submission’ (anyone can enter) competition that will be judged by professionals from a broad range of disciplines. Entry can only be made via completing the entry form, below. A fee of £10 is charged per artwork ( £5 for students) if selected, which are submitted as digital image(s) in conjunction with an entry form. Entries will be reviewed by the judges, who will select in the region of 40 – 80 pieces for the exhibition – they also choose the prize winners. Works selected will need to be delivered to Queen Street Art Gallery for exhibition by the dates stated below.

Dates to remember.

  • Deadline for entries: 16th September 2024

  • Email to artists selected: by 14th of October 2024


  • Photos and bios of selected artists: required by 24th October 2024

  • Delivery of work to Queen Street Gallery by Sunday 27th October 2024, 11am – 2pm

  • Exhibition opening 2nd November 2024

  • Exhibition dates: exhibition: 2nd – 30th November 2024

  • Collection of artworks: within 2 weeks from close of show.

  • Delivery address: Queen Street Gallery, 40 Queen Street, Neath SA11 1DL West Glam.

More Information Here

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