Southbank Printmakers are holding a mini-print competition!

The exhibition will run at our gallery in Gabriel’s Wharf on the South Bank from Thursday 11th June to Sunday 12th July 2020 with PV on Thursday 11th June 6-8pm and Saturday 11th July 2-4pm.



All professional and amateur printmakers are invited to submit work for this exciting exhibition. Submission Deadline: Monday 18th May 2020.



  • 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 measuring 20cm x 20cm 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 to Ros Morley/Nicola Styan, Mini-print exhibition, Southbank Printmakers Gallery, 56 Upper Ground, Gabriel's Wharf, London SE1 9PP by Monday 18th May. 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 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.

Please click here to visit Paypal, click on the “Pay now” button and follow the instructions


  • Selected artists will be informed of inclusion in the exhibition by email by Saturday 23rd May.


  • 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 July 2020.



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.

  • The entry fee can be paid online via PayPal using your surname as reference or you can include a cheque, made payable to Southbank Printmakers Gallery. Please do not send cash.


Anyone not including return postage with their work will be contacted to pay £10 postage (£15 international)  If this is not paid, work cannot be exhibited.

Additional rules for Overseas applicants


Important: All packages should be sent by registered airmail marked as “PRINTED MATTER” in a simple packet, with the declaration “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE”. Packages not having the declaration “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE” will be retained at customs, and therefore will not be received and exhibited by Southbank Printmakers and will be returned to the senders at their own expense. Artists are responsible for paying for any customs duty charged.



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.


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










Southbank Printmakers

Unit12, Gabriel's Wharf,

56 Upper Ground,

London SE1 9PP 


Tel: 020 7928 8184

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