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Open call! Here's your chance to exhibit at Lauderdale House...

We're putting out an open call to create an exhibition for our Upper Gallery, celebrating Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in September!

Artists are invited to submit a proposal for an exhibition this September, around the theme of Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. One of the most important dates in Chinese culture, the festival celebrates the night that the moon is supposedly at its brightest, coinciding with the middle of the autumn harvest season.

The exhibition will take place from 11 September to 7 October.

How to apply

To submit your work for consideration, please complete the application form below and send it to, with your name and ‘Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Exhibition’ as the subject.

Download Application Form

As part of the proposal, you will be asked to submit:

  • An artist statement which details your plans for the exhibition. E.g., how you plan on interacting with, and displaying, the theme of Mid-Autumn Moon Festival? (c. 250 words)
  • 10 examples of your previous work
    • Please note: These example images do not need to be specific to the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival theme and can just be general examples of work.
    • However, if you are able to create any work connected to the theme, this will help give a clearer idea of your artist statement.

The application form will also ask for the following details:

  • Your contact details – name, phone, email, address
  • Link to your website or previous exhibitions (if applicable)
  • Media used and dimensions of pieces
  • Approximate number of pieces proposed
  • How the work should be displayed and how/if it is framed. (Please note we cannot accept freestanding work.)
  • If work is particularly heavy, please give us some idea of weight
  • Whether you have exhibited at Lauderdale House previously

Further information about the application and exhibition can be found here.

Submission deadlines

The selection panel will next be meeting in Mid-June 2024. Please submit work by Friday 31 May 2024 to be considered for an exhibition. We will notify you of the outcome after approximately one week of the panels meeting date.