Street Art Festival 2018: Call for Submission

Graffiti / Alternative/ Illustration / Paste‐Up / Graphics / Yarn Bombing / Sticker Tagging / Print / Lightbombing / Etc.

The Street Art Festival at Surface Gallery celebrates and supports Nottingham’s thriving alternative art scene by showcasing some of today’s best local, national, and international street art.

Up to six pieces can be submitted per person and all work will be hung salon style, packed from floor to ceiling. All submissions will be displayed as long as you can get them through the door. But please keep it on theme: keep it street; keep it urban.

Deadline for Submissions: Saturday 28th July 17:00

Submissions can be delivered to the gallery on the delivery dates with a completed application form and small entry fee. Application packs can be downloaded here or paper copies can be picked up from the gallery during opening hours.

Prizes will be awarded at the launch party. The judges will be Goya Torres, winner of last year’s Hung Up prize, Stephen Barker, Creative Quarter CEO and Maseu, stencil artist extraordinaire. LAUNCH PARTY: Friday 10th August 18.00 to 22:00

With DJ set from Simon Vinyljunkie, live painting, and some nicely spiced cooking from Uncle Wayne’s Jerk Station


  • £25 Montana voucher
  • £25 Bonington voucher
  • £25 London Camera Exchange voucher
  • £25 Knit Nottingham voucher
  • £25 Mimm voucher
  • Solo exhibition in Surface Gallery’s alternative artspace: Le Loovre
  • Hung Up  prize- to be announced

EAST midlands Graduate Project: EM18:
Call for Submissions

Surface Gallery is now accepting submissions for our tenth East Midlands Graduate Project — EM18: Nottingham’s only graduate residency. This opportunity supports Fine Art graduates from across the region by offering a free residency and exhibition in an independent contemporary art space to kick-start the transition from university to professional art world.

Eight artists will be selected to produce a new body of work for the subsequent exhibition. The residency will take place in our open-plan project space, enabling the artists to interact and develop their practice in a stimulating and mutually supportive environment. There will be in-house critical feedback, and several opportunities for formal critique sessions with established artists and curators, including Tristram Aver, Exhibitions Officer at Nottingham Castle.

Deadline for Submissions: Monday 13th August, midnight