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D Contemporary is pleased to announce an open call for our popular annual summer exhibition supported by the generous sponsorship of Vermeer Partners.

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Celebrating another open call, we continue our effort to discover, showcase, and support the creative practices of artists around the world. Looking to investigate the notion of progress and personal growth, this year’s theme Passages is taking inspiration from our ever-changing, fast-moving world and presents an opportunity for artists to demonstrate their vision of how art engages with global events.

We want to shine a spotlight on new ways of thinking and feeling in terms of exploring a spatial, physical, and emotional timeline. Our aim is to explore new frontiers in contemporary art by examining how current histories and our personal journeys intersect. It is through rituals, events, and experiences that we create our own paths, as well as through social change that our myths are shaped. Through a fresh perspective, the artworks for this year should reflect and comment on the zeitgeist.

We invite artists to submit up to 5 images of their work for consideration. The judging panel will review all submissions once entry has closed and select works for the exhibition in the heart of Mayfair.


  • Open to artists in the UK and internationally.

  • D Contemporary is seeking applications from artists of all media.

  • There is no age limit, applicants will be judged on the overall quality of their work.

  • Students in current education are eligible to apply. This applies to BA and MA students or equivalent as well as those undertaking postgraduate research work leading to a PhD/Mphil/MLitt/ MRes or equivalent are able to apply.

  •  We are unable to accept joint, group, or collective applications.

  • There is no specific size limit but if an intended artwork submission is larger than 200cm on the largest side please contact us and request specific guidance prior to submitting.



We are taking submissions through CuratorSpace however, if you would prefer to email your submission, please follow the instructions below:

Submission and participation for this exhibition is FREE and under the generous sponsorship of VERMEER PARTNERS

We advise that you look at the gallery space on our website to familiarise yourself with the space before submitting

Deadline: 9th April  2023 23:00

The selected artists will be contacted by the W/C 24th of April.

The exhibition will take place: 5th-24th June

Submissions should be sent to and submitted by 11pm on 9th April 2023.

Please include the following in your application:

  • Up to 5 images of works with details of medium, dimensions, and price. The file should be in JPEG format, not exceeding 5 MB

  • Name your image file with your name e.g  JohnSmith1

(If you do not name your images correctly they could be lost or misplaced and delay the exhibition. Please only use your name, do not include image titles or any other information)

  • Artist Statement

  • Bio, or CV.

  • Any relevant website or social media links. (required)

  • Please include ‘OPEN CALL SUBMISSION’ in the subject line followed by your name.



- Opening night Private View drinks reception

- Exposure to Mayfair’s audience and gallery street in the heart of London’s fine art district

- Artist name and social media links on all promotional materials (digital and print) 

- Professionally designed digital catalogue

- Promotion of the artist/exhibition on D Contemporary’s website and social media accounts

- Full curatorial and installation support

Sponsored by:

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