Sandwell residents invited to exhibit alongside Turner Prize recognised artists

Artists from across Sandwell are invited to submit artwork to The Public’s summer exhibition and have a unique opportunity to have their work displayed in a gallery alongside Turner Prize recognised artists, Tracey Emin, Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller and David Shrigley.

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In 2012 the Black Country gallery received close to 300 submissions.  Now in its fourth year, the annual exhibition aims to actively encourage creativity within the local community by nurturing talent and providing residents the opportunity to showcase their work to a mass audience, alongside established names.  The region is rich in artistic talent and The Public are looking to celebrate this artistic excellence.

This year’s Summer Exhibition will have the theme ‘People and Places’.  Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of work in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, photography and printmaking.  All artwork selected for the exhibition will be displayed from Wednesday 20 July to Sunday 28 September 2013 alongside work from both upcoming and internationally renowned artists.

To submit work for consideration visit or collect an application form from The Public.

The closing date for submissions is Saturday 1 June 2013 and applicants will be notified by Wednesday 19 June.  The work will be selected by The Public’s exhibitions team and wider staff, alongside representatives from the local community.  The Summer Exhibition runs from Wednesday 20 July to Sunday 28 September 2013, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 11am to 3pm.

The Summer Exhibition forms part of Sandwell Arts Festival, taking place across the borough from Monday 12 to Saturday 24 August 2013.

For further information about exhibitions at The Public call 0121 533 7161 or visit