Open call for artists at Leith Hill Place
For the first time Leith Hill Place will be hosting a mixed exhibition in the first floor gallery space. Artists from across Surrey are encouraged to submit work for consideration to display or sell at the house.
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. In 2019 for the first time the house will host a mixed exhibition of work from Surrey artists.
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. This year the theme is 'outdoors and wellbeing', encouraging visitors to explore more of the 400 acre estate which was gifted with the house.
For the exhibition in May and June, artists are being sought to submit their work along the theme of 'awakening', focussing on the evidence of the changing seasons, which for Leith Hill is most evident in the flowering of bluebells and the Rhododendron Wood.
To submit your work for consideration, please email us to receive a copy of the form and submit your application by Monday 4 March 2019.