‘Welcome to the Montague OPEN Summer Exhibition 24’

This inaugural event will coincide with the wonderful ‘Worthing Festival A celebration of Arts and culture in our town.

The well established Montague Gallery already hosts over 40 resident artists in the Lower Gallery but this is an exclusive opportunity for other emerging and established Sussex artists, to take part in a carefully curated exhibition in our Upper Gallery at the heart of Worthing Town Centre for four weeks.

Without a predefined theme, artists are invited to explore boundless creativity, ensuring a rich tapestry of interpretations. embracing artistic diversity and community spirit.

Join us in discovering, displaying and celebrating local Sussex artistic talent, in this ‘Summer Exhibition’ that promises to be an enriching and rewarding experience for artists and enthusiasts alike.

Submissions for exhibiting now closed.

What Happens Next

  • Submissions open: March 6th 2024 12 noon
  •  Submissions close May 6th: 2024, 12 noon
  • Notification of pre selection: May 13th

  • Delivery of pre-selected works for second round judging: 

    Sunday 19th May between 11am – 1pm or 4pm – 6pm
    Monday 20th May between 12 noon – 3pm

  • Notification of final selection: May 27th
  • Collection of unaccepted work: May 28th/29th 10am till 4pm
  • Private View and Official Opening: Friday 7th June
  • Exhibition opens: Saturday 8th June 10am
  • Exhibition closes: Sunday 7th July, 4pm
  • Collection of unsold work: Monday 8th July 9.30 am to 4pm
  • Frames must be undamaged with D-Rings and cord.
  • Metal frames, clip frames, are inadmissible.
  • Hanging work should not be larger than 85cm along the longest dimension.
  • 2D Work: must be clearly labelled on the back with your name and the title of the work.THE NAME AND TITLES ON YOUR LABELS MUST BE THE SAME AS THE NAME AND TITLE GIVEN ON THIS E-FORM. We cannot accept any work that does not have your name and title on it.  
  • 3D work : must be free standing or wall mounted and similarly labelled in a suitable place
  • The criteria for the selection will be to choose a fair and representative range to exhibit on the basis of impact, quality and variety.
  • The panel for the second round judging will be announced shortly.
  • There are over £500 of prizes and awards available to win .
  • Details and categories TBC