Open Call : Members Show 2019


re: birth - Spilt Milk Members Show 2019

St Margaret’s House (Edinburgh Palette, St. Margaret’s House, 151, London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE).

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 28th September - Saturday 12th October 2019.

Submission Deadline August 25th Midnight GMT


Submissions are now being accepted from current and new members of Spilt Milk. Current members who’s annual membership has expired will be sent a renewal reminder. New members who sign up before the deadline of August 25th will be welcome to submit their work to the show. Membership is available to any artist who identifies as a mother, living anywhere in the world. Link to sign up here.

This year’s show is titled re: birth, (‘regarding birth’ or ‘rebirth’) and all works which engage with themes of birth / rebirth will be considered. The theme can be interpreted in multiple ways and can consider the physical, emotional, social, historical, cultural and political themes emerging from birth, life, death, rebirth and the maternal experience.

*Accepted work will need to be delivered directly to St Margaret’s House on Tuesday 24th September between 10am and 8pm or Wednesday 25th September between 10am and 12pm. Unsold work must be collected from the gallery on Sunday 13th October between 10am and 6pm. All artists are responsible for the costs of transporting work to and from the gallery. Spilt Milk will cover all exhibition costs and marketing and any import taxes for work sent to us from outside the EU.

*Artists who are unable to deliver their work in person can arrange to have their work couriered directly to the gallery or email us to request shipping to an alternative delivery address prior to the install day. Artists unable to collect their work in person must either arrange courier collection themselves, or transfer the courier costs to Spilt Milk in order for us to post the work back to you on Monday 14th October.

Members can submit one work (or multiple pieces if they were produced as one work). Accepted mediums; video, 2d, 3d, performance. Installations will be considered however due to space limitations it might not be possible to exhibit large scale installations.

Please email the following information to info@spiltmilkgallery.com with the subject heading ‘re: birth submission’ by Sunday 25th August midnight GMT.

Artist Name / Title of work / Year / Medium / Dimensions / Price if for sale (including 40% commission to spilt milk) / Description of work

Please send at least one high quality JPEG image titled with your name and title of work i.e. ‘JaneBloggs_Awesome1’

There is no submission fee or hanging fee to take part, but artists must be paying members of Spilt Milk to apply ( see here for more details on how to become a member)

Send all information by email to info@spiltmilkgallery.com by August 25th midnight GMT.

A programme of talks, tours and workshops will be curated to accompany the exhibition.