Open call for artists at Leith Hill Place

This autumn Leith Hill Place will host a second open gallery exhibition themed around autumn and the 'fading of the light'. Artists from across Surrey and beyond 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 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.

Get involved

For the exhibition in September and October, artists are being asked to submit work along the theme of 'fading of the light', focussing on the evidence of the changing seasons, which for Leith Hill is most evident in the many autumnal hues which brighten the darkening days.

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Please read through the application form carefully to check you can apply. Only postal submissions will be accepted.