The end is nigh!…The end of the year that is! And your last chance to enter some fantastic prizes and competitions. One to set your reminder for, if you’re living and working in London, is the Whitechapel London Open:
The Whitechapel Gallery’s open submission exhibition was launched in 1932 as the East End Academy for ‘all artists living or working east of the famous Aldgate Pump’, and the exhibition’s popularity ensured that it became an annual event.
From the 1970s onwards the area around the Gallery in east London become home to many of the UK’s most important artists and the Whitechapel Open (as the East End Academy was later called) became a launch pad for artists in the early stages of their career, showing the work of artists such as Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Bob & Roberta Smith, Richard Wentworth, Rachel Whiteread and Antony Gormley, often for the first time.
It’s a triennial exhibition and will feature a mix of painting, sculpture, moving image, photography, drawing, performances and installations. Check out the rest of the visual arts opportunities below, and good luck!
Society of Scottish Artists Open – 6th Nov
Tomorrow’s World – 8th Nov
#33 Annual Open – 11th and 12th Nov
Winter Salon Open Call – 12th Nov
12th Arte Laguna Prize – 16th Nov
Whitechapel London Open – 26th Nov
Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize – 26th Nov
Wotisart? #9 Call for Entries – 28th Nov
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize – 6th Dec
Royal Society of British Artists Open – 8th Dec
Banner image – Yuting Wang – Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize winner 2017