Open call for artists at Leith Hill Place
Building on the success of the first two open call exhibitions held at Leith Hill Place in 2019, we're now open for submissions for our 'Science & Nature' exhibition which will be held in autumn 2020.
Starting a new tradition
Over the past few years the team at Leith Hill Place have been experimenting by using various rooms in the house for displays of art. This has ranged from large scale installations exploring colour and light, to more traditional gallery-style displays.
Setting the trend
Almost unique for the National Trust, Leith Hill Place offers a blank canvas to work with because the house had hardly any collections donated with the gift of the estate. Having been tenanted for most of the last 60 years, the house is in need of restoration. Whilst funding is being sought for this work, the house is in a state of limbo with new uses for the empty spaces being trialled. In 2018 the art theme led to a programme of seven different installations and exhibitions. in 2019 the theme of 'outdoors and wellbeing', encouraged visitors to explore more of the 400 acre estate which was gifted with the house.
This year we're exploring the theme of science at the house and in particular asking artists to submit work which is inspired by the relationship between nature and science. The submission date foe entries is Friday 30 April 2020.