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Your Art in a Magazine


So it’s that time of year again, South Central are once again on the lookout for interesting, challenging, or beautiful work for it’s winter edition.  South Central is  the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of the UK and is available at various locations about the region.

Artists interested in being featured must send a high res image of their work (at least 300dpi, this is best print quality and you can click on “properties” to make sure this is at the right level), their name, the title and materials of the piece and their website,  by midnight on Sunday 30th October, to editorial@southcentral.co.uk.

All selected artists will be informed before Saturday 5th November.

Journeys Festival International is HERE!

So tomorrow is the launch of the Portsmouth leg of Journeys Festival International.  This yearly event is a celebration of the amazing stories and talent of refugee artists and through its program it aims to create a “positive interface” with the community.

Over twelve days there is an assortment of paid for and free events where people are invited to watch, to view, to listen and most importantly, to participate with the work of refugee artists; learning more about their stories and engaging with their practice.

Nikos Papadopolous, from Plasticobolism
Nikos Papadopolous, from Plasticobolism

Events range from the container project, know as the “Well-Come” project where 10 young artists from the refugee and asylum seeker community will work with urban artist, M-One, exploring their creativity inside the container.  To Cafe Conversations on a variety of topics related to the themes that affect refugees and the wider world; to a reading from Hidden  a Sunday Times book of the week by young person’s author, Miriam Halahmy; to pop-up theatre; more theatre; visual art including the work of Nikos Papadopolous’ Plasticobolism series which will be viewable around the city (you can find our more about the work here) and later in The Container Project.


We will be checking in with quite a lot of the work over the coming twelve days and will keep you updated, our highlights will also feature in the Winter edition of South Central.

To view the catalogue visit http://issuu.com/artreach4/docs/jfi_a5_brochureportsmouth_digital/4?e=25748967/39138086


Exhibition Opportunity enter the Fareham Art Open NOW!

Fareham Art Open Submissions closing in 3 days

This Saturday see’s the close of the Fareham Art Open submission.  This is a great Exhibition opportunity and artists who wish to enter this yearly competition to be in with the chance of a solo show in Sticks Gallery main space and £100 cash must get their work in by midnight Saturday to have a chance.



Entering is simple!  It is FREE for Sticks Gallery Affiliate Artists to enter work, including Bronze members (who only pay between £3 and £10 a quarter) and they can do so by visiting here.

If you are not a member and you would like to join to access many opportunities for Artists, FREE exhibition opportunities, selling opportunities, artist development opportunities, social gatherings and more then please visit “JOIN


Or to enter by donating £3 to help our work making the arts accessible to all and supporting artists please do so here


Calling all artists, writers and photographers.  We are currently seeking submissions for the next issue of South Central, the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of England.  South Central is printed quarterly and is available in our shop, by subscription and at stockists throughout the region.  We are a small publication and at present cannot pay for contributions but all contributors get full credit, a link to their work and a free copy of the magazine.


We are particularly interested in publishing new writing, whether that be articles, essays, poetry or fiction.


Every issue we feature different artists from the south central region (Poole to Chichester, IOW to Newbury) and their work; if you would like us to feature you then please get in touch with examples of your work and we will contact you if successful.  One artist will be chosen as the cover artwork.


Email badhofbauer@southcentral.co.uk with “SOUTHCENTRAL submission” in the subject heading




Sticks Gallery/ Live Art Local CIC is on the lookout for an intern to join our small but perfectly formed team.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in Contemporary Art and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Understanding/experience of blogging platforms/ social media desirable.

Age is not an issue, nor is experience in a similar role.




The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Help out in Sticks Gallery one day a week during exhibitions (4 hrs a week)
  • Help with one off events, such as Fun Palaces
  • Help with the install/deinstall of exhibitions
  • Distributing Flyers
  • Writing blog posts/ general website contributions
  • Input/Upload information and exhibition details to online directories
  • General Arts Administration duties and other roles as required



Although this is an UNPAID position there are a number of benefits to the role; these are as laid out below:

  • Experience in a new up and coming arts organisation
  • Space to work upstairs when not on duty in the gallery (during opening hours or when other staff member there)
  • FREE Membership of Sticks Affiliate Artists
  • £10 a week travel/food allowance
  • Chance for progression and to run own projects (dependent on funding)

If you would like to apply for this role then please send an email to beth@sticksgallery.co.uk detailing why you want the role; what you can bring to the role and what experience you have in the areas we have specified.


We will get back to everyone who contacts us.



Solo Show Opportunity for Artists Working in 2D

This is an opportunity for an artist or collective working in any 2D media, including illustration and graphic design to have a solo exhibition at our Garbos space in Southsea.

This exhibition will run for a period of 2 months and is a chance to showcase your talent to a wider audience and to make art matter in the community.

Our Garbos Gallery space is situated in the heart of Southsea, inside the modern Garbos salon and yet separate from it.  Sticks Gallery/Live Art Local CIC took over management of this space from Island City Art and before that Add Art, so it has a history of showcasing great emerging artists.

There is no theme and the only prerequisite is that work submitted is not offensive (graphic nudity, swear words, concerning religion, etc) and ready to be hung.  This means that work must be framed (if required), with loops or D-Rings at the back and wire or cord connecting them (mirrorplates are not an option).  The gallery wall uses a hanging system and no work is attached to the wall itself.  Due to this box canvases also need to come with hanging wire.  Works on paper can be hung without a frame with the use of clips that we can supply.

This space can accommodate between 1 large (2x2m) piece or numerous smaller pieces.

Our current exhibition in this space, Andrew De Bere’s “Painting with Light” has been very popular and half of the pieces have already sold.  If you wish to see his work it is on display until our next exhibition in the space.

Andrew de bere flyer


You can submit to this open call either as a guest with a one off donation of £3.  We are a not for profit organisation and this money helps us to carry on our work and contributes to the exhibition costs.  There is no other money involved.  To submit work please pay your donation via paypal. Upon payment you will be redirected to a form where you will be asked to complete your details and upload up to 4 examples of your work.


OR for FREE as an Affiliate Artist.

Affiliate Artists can log in to the Affiliate Artists site and submit via http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/stickslive-art-local-cic-opportunities/.  To become a member is easy, you just need to visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/.  Once your membership is approved you will be able to enter all of our call outs for FREE, attend crit groups, workshops, meetups and more all as part of your membership.


Please note this opportunity closes on Sunday 24th April at midday  and we will notify the successful artist by Monday 25th April.   The exhibition runs from 2nd May until 4th July.  Work can be sold during this time.

Disabled and Elderly to put Fareham’s History on the map

Live Art Local CIC/ Sticks Gallery would love to let you all in on a little secret………

A few months ago we applied for some funding to run a series of workshops examining the history of Fareham borough with older, isolated people living in the borough; families with disabled children and adults with learning disabilities. These workshops would culminate in an exhibition and the publication of a new heritage trail map for Fareham.

We are very pleased and excited to announce that on Friday we received confirmation that we had been successful in our grant application. The workshops will run this summer and will be a chance for our chosen groups to get creative, make new friends, learn new skills, find out about Fareham’s history and produce an exhibition and history trail they can feel proud of.

After publication the heritage trail will be available to buy and all monies from the sale of the map will be divided between Live Art Local CIC and charities/groups that help those groups working on the project.

We will be posting more information in due course

Create the Cover of Inaugural Issue of South Central

This is a great opportunity for any artist working in 2D media.  The Live Art Local CIC family is unleashing a new art and culture publication on the world based around the south central region and those making art and culture happen in it.  With a DIY aesthetic each issue will be an artefact in its own right and we seek to showcase the amazing talent that is out there in our area!


We are seeking an artist who lives or works within the region shown below to create the lead artwork for the inaugural edition of South Central due to launch on March 15th 2016

map showing region covered by South Central

Artists can work in any 2D medium/media and work can be new or existing work.   We are especially keen to see work that has some relationship to the south central region, although this is not necessary.

To submit work is absolutely free, if you are not chosen for the front cover this time we may still be able to include your work.  Artists will be credited and a link to their website provided within the first 2 pages.


All you need to do is to fill out form below and upload the piece you would like featured.  Please save the file you are sending in the format “name – title-southcentral”.  We need to receive all works no later than the 15th February.  The successful artist will be notified no later than the 17th February.

As we are using the image you send us you need to make sure that the photo you send is well lit and at least 300dpi with dimensions no less than A5 size.  We can accept jpegs, eps, psd,ai, png, and pdf files

South Central Artwork



This is a Live Art Local CIC/Sticks Gallery project to find out more visit Live art Local or to become an artist affiliate and find new opportunities and free submissions visit affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk

solo show opportunity



Chance for a solo exhibition of your work at Garbos in Southsea

We have recently taken over the Just Add Art and Island Art exhibition spaces at Garbos in Southsea and the Orthodontist Gallery space.  We have been preparing to launch our first exhibitions there for some time and we finally have the date of the first exhibition at Garbos exhibition space in Southsea.


This is an opportunity for an artist working in any 2D medium, including illustration and graphic design to have a small solo show at Garbos in Southsea.  Running for a period of 2 months this is a chance to showcase your talent to a wider audience and to make art matter in the community.

As one of our new Art Outreach Spaces Garbos is a busy and popular modern hair salon in Southsea with an exhibition space at the front of the space separate from the rest of the gallery.

There is no theme and the only prerequisite is that work submitted is not offensive (graphic nudity, swear words, concerning religion, etc) and ready to be hung.

This space can accommodate between 1 large (2x2m) piece or numerous smaller pieces.

Please note you need to be a Sticks Affiliate Artist to take part in this FREE call out.  To join our affiliated artist scheme visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/ and join first!!

To find out more and to enter your work please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/2016/01/12/solo-show-at-garbos-southsea/.


This call out ends midnight Thursday 21st January.  We will notify the successful artist by midnight on the 23rd January. For all other details visit the relevant page on our Affiliate Artists site

Curator-Artist Opportunity Sticks Gallery

Deadline:  Midnight March 5th

Notification if successful: March 20th,

please note we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants.


Have you got an idea for a show that you would really love to put on but you need a space to do it?  Do you have some favourite emerging artists you think deserve to have their work seen by a wider audience?  Do you need some support to help you do this?  If the answer is “yes” then this curator-artist opportunity, Sticks Gallery is perfect for you!


As part of our program to support emerging talent, Sticks Gallery is welcoming proposals from emerging curators and artists with an interest in curating to put on their own show from May 5th – Saturday June 4th at our main space in Fareham Shopping Centre.

You will have a week to install the show and if your proposal is successful we will send you an information pack with details about the space and it’s workable dimensions.

To find out more about this opportunity and how to apply visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/ and join Sticks Affiliate Artists today and enter all our call outs for FREE plus much, much more