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Southampton Pride And Mettricks Art From The Heart Competition 2017

June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Southampton has such a rich cultural history and artistic talent abounds so we thought, to celebrate the creativity in the city and Southampton Pride, we would have a fundraising art competition.

We would love for you to submit your art in digital format to vie@southamptonpride.org by 30th June 2017. Entrance fee must be paid with submission.

The shortlisted artists will then have their artwork displayed in Mettricks Guildhall Square and/or Woolston Centenary Quay for the whole of August. The winners of each category will be picked by a judging panel and by viewer votes. Viewers can go into Mettricks, have a browse, ponder over a a coffee (have a slice of salted caramel brownie! Delicious!), then make their votes, with a suggested donation of £2.

The winners of each category will be announced on a date to be arranged but in mid to late August 2017. Their artwork will then remain on display in Mettricks Guildhall Square and/or Woolston Centenary Quay. If submitting, please ensure your work is available for display from July to September 2017.

Artwork can be in any of the following formats and please feel free to suggest your chosen art form:
Original prints
Digitally produced artwork
Mixed media

No work requiring electricity or water. No sound art. No video installations.

They can be no bigger than 90cms x 60cms for 2D works.

Any free standing pieces should be in a suitably sized display case; they will be displayed in a busy environment so we want them as protected as possible from spills and knocks.

– LGBT+ – what does this mean to you and your friends and family.
– 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
– Love is love.

Entry ages and prices.
Over 18s £10 entry
13 to 18s £6 entry
Under 13s £4 entry


Please do share this event with any creative friends. Let’s celebrate our fabulous creative talents!

Any questions, email vie@southamptonpride.org

As a Community Interest Company, we do not offer any refunds for registrations or submissions due to the costs of running the competition and its fundraising nature.

Further information will be added as we have it.

Go create! ???



June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am
July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Mettricks Guildhall
1 Guildhall Place
Southampton, SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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02380 221930