Artists invited to contribute to ‘Public scrapbook’

Contributions sought for gallery exhibition.

Artists from across the region are invited to submit work to a special celebratory open exhibition at The Public this autumn, themed around the iconic arts centre.

Taking inspiration from the building itself and its wide array of events, exhibitions and workshops, The Public Scrapbook Exhibition will be a fantastic visual representation of all the memorable activities which have taken place within the Black Country venue, and will highlight what it means to local people.

With a proud record of nurturing creative talent, The Public’s open exhibitions provide local residents with the opportunity to showcase their work to a mass audience alongside established names in the arts world. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to submit up to three pieces of work. Work must be no larger than 7 by 5 inches and can be in a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculptures or 3D work.

A spokesperson at The Public said, “Our open exhibitions have always proved incredibly popular attracting hundreds of submissions from across the region.  The Public Scrapbook Exhibition will present a fantastic opportunity for local artists to share their experiences of the building whilst having their work viewed by thousands of visitors.”

All artwork selected for the exhibition will be displayed on the ground floor of The Public from 31 October, in October half-term, and run until 16 November 2013. To submit your work, entries can be hand delivered to The Public directly or posted to ‘The Public Scrapbook Exhibition, The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, B70 7PG.  All artwork must be accompanied with artists name, title of work and contract details.

All artworks will be added to a Public archive. Regrettably no work can be returned after the exhibition. If you wish for your artwork to be returned please accompany it with a pre-paid self-addressed envelope.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 18 October 2013. For further information and for full terms and conditions visit or call 0121 533 7161.