Southbank Printmakers Mini-print Competition 2021


The exhibition will run at our gallery in Gabriel’s Wharf on the Southbank from Tuesday 2nd November 2021 to Sunday 12th December 2021 with Opening PV on Saturday 6th November 2021 and Closing PV Thursday 9th December 2021, 6-8pm.



All professional and amateur UK printmakers are invited to submit work for this exciting exhibition. Submission Deadline: Monday 11th October 2021. NOW EXTENDED TO 22ND OCTOBER for UK submissions and 18th for outside the UK



  • Submissions are invited from artists working in any recognisable hand-produced printmaking technique except for digital or giclée and each artist may submit up to two different prints.

  • The print image must be contained within a square area of 10cm x 10cm on a paper size measuring exactly 15cm x 15cm.

  • There is no specific theme, however as, Southbank Printmakers Gallery is open to the general public, we reserve the right not to display anything we deem to be unsuitable.

  • Submissions that do not fall within these criteria will not be accepted.

  • All works will be prepared for exhibition by Southbank Printmakers in a white mount and hung on the back walls of our gallery.

  • All prints must be signed, numbered and titled by the artists, in pencil, beneath the image.

  • All entries must be original and created within the last 2 years.

  • The Southbank Printmakers Mini Print Exhibition is a selling exhibition and artists are advised that total of 40% commission will be retained by Southbank Printmakers Gallery so please set your selling prices bearing this in mind.

  • Please send another of the same print for the browser, also on paper measuring 15x15cm, backed with stiff card, wrapped in cellophane and with a label on the back with name, title, medium and price.

  • All payments for sales of pieces will be made by Southbank Printmakers Gallery to the artist after the end of the exhibition.


Submission Timetable

  • Prints for submission should be sent, lying flat, in a sturdy, reinforced envelope, with the correct postage and a stamped self-addressed envelope for returning work to June Corpuz or Diane McLellan, Mini Print Exhibition, Southbank Printmakers Gallery, 56 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PP by Monday 11 October 2021. We recommend sending and pre-paying for return by Special Delivery which is guaranteed to arrive on both occasions.

  • Southbank Printmakers Gallery take full responsibility for the return of all unsold pieces.

  • Each submitted piece must be accompanied by an official submission form (at foot of page) containing the following details:

    • Name of artist, Artist contact details with full postal address;

    • Name of piece, printmaking technique, print edition numbers, selling price – please see above note.


  • Entry fees, or details of payment if paid by cheque or PayPal (see below for details) must be included with the submission.

  • Selected artists will be informed of inclusion in the exhibition by email by Monday 25th October 2021.

  • Unsold pieces will be returned lying flat in your reinforced envelope by Southbank Printmakers Gallery, to the artist following the end of the exhibition in December 2021.



Entry Fees

  • A non-refundable entry fee of £30 for up to two different pieces per artist.

  • Please enclosed a stamped self-addressed envelope for return of any unsold work once the exhibition is over in December 2021.  If this is excluded you will be contacted by SBP to arrangement for payment of postage (at £10 per package) or we will not to exhibit your work or to return it.

  • The entry fee can be paid online via PayPal at: 


using your surname as reference or you can include a cheque, made payable to Southbank Printmakers Gallery. Please do not send cash.




Please send a second piece of each edition for the browser to enable sales. In the event of a sale, you will be contacted by Southbank Printmakers Gallery to send a replacement piece.




Although all work will be handled, packaged and transported with maximum care, Southbank Printmakers Gallery assume no responsibility for any damage or loss that may occur. All work is the responsibility of the artist at all times; so please ensure that your work is adequately insured.




Public Vote Prize:  £100 worth of art materials of their choice from Jackson’s Art Supplies.

The Lucie Green Printmakers Prize:  £50 worth of paper from John Purcell Paper.




All participating artists agree to their selected work being featured in on-line and off-line publicity and marketing materials promoting the exhibition.


Exhibition Venue and Contact Details

Address: Southbank Printmakers Gallery, 56 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PP

Enquiries to:






Summary of dates SBP Mini Print Competition


Entries open: 5th July


Deadline for prints to arrive in the gallery: Monday 11th October


Artist informed:  Monday 25th October


Hang: Monday 1st November 


Private View: Saturday 6th November


Exhibition: Tuesday 2nd November - Sunday 12th December


Closing drinks: Thursday 9th December


Takedown: Monday 13th December