Open 18

– Date: 3rd November 2018 to 30th March 2019

The popular WMA biennial OPEN returns for another year. It offers all those within our community an exciting opportunity to exhibit within a distinguished gallery space.

Submitting work to this exhibition is open to anyone who lives or works in East or West Sussex, and amateur or professional artists of all ages are welcome to submit up to three pieces. Entry fees apply.

The criteria for the selection will be to choose a fair and representative mixture on the basis of quality and variety. OPEN18 has no themes so the subject matter is completely open to artistic interpretation!

How to Enter

We encourage applicants to download the e-form for completion, although hard copies will be available from the museum and at some local venues.

These can either be submitted by sending to our museum, handing it in to our team at the front desk, or scanned in and sent to

Payment information can be found in the downloadable entry form.

The deadline for submission and entry fee payment is between Tuesday 9th August to Friday 5th October 2018. Please see the Conditions of Entry on the entry form for further details, key dates, and any restrictions as to the type of work we are able to consider and exhibit.

Download Application Form Here


Date: 3rd November 2018 to 30th March 2019
Everyone who submits work will be invited to the launch event on Friday 2nd November.
Price: £5 per work, or £13 special rate for 3 entries per person.
£4 per work, or £10 special rate for 3 entries for concessions (16 years and under, 60 years and older and students with valid ID).