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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

New Affiliate Artists Scheme

We are migrating our artist membership to our new affiliate artists scheme website offering more for artists than ever before………

The new Sticks Gallery Affiliate Artists Scheme

What does this mean for our current artists:

For our current artist members this means that you will be transferred over to our new artist only site over the coming week.  You will not need to register under our new system as owing to the changes we are making there will be changes to the cost and benefits.

As current members we will give you access to our new silver membership level for the amount you are currently paying on a weekly or quarterly basis.   We will continue to provide this better service at the reduced cost for the next year and on 15/1/17 you will be given the option to join up under our new scheme or have your membership terminated.

Those on a yearly subscription will need to do nothing until their current year ends.  They will then have the option to start a new subscription at the current rates and scheme


We have done this to provide more for artists and to also lessen the affect of the changes we are making on our current artist members.

From the time we migrate you over you will access everything via the affiliate artists sub site


You will not need new login details, unless you have altered your password as we will migrate you over with the same details.  In order to make this as seamless as possible we may need to reset certain passwords but you will be able to change these again after the change over.


This is great news for artists as it means more, more help, more support and more opportunities.  On the new site have an opportunities wall that is updated with the newest opportunities from the art world; you can still enter our call outs for free; we have a new look artist listing on the sticks gallery main site which you can upload work and a statement to be on; we have changed the way meetups work and have now created bimonthly artist circle peer review groups and workshops enabling you to get the most out of your practice… and more.


We are also featuring a selected artist on the main Sticks Gallery website each month, featuring an interview and selected images, allowing a bigger audience to get to know you better.

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Solo Show Opportunity in Southsea

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New Exhibiting Opportunity: Solo Show @ Garbos Southsea

In November we released the news that we will be taking over the spaces once curated by Island City Art and before them,  Just Add Art at Garbos and the Orthodontist space.  Please visit  http://liveartlocal.co.uk/we-have-2-new-venues-to-add-to-our-exhibition-spaces/ to find out more.

We are opening up the opportunity for one artist to have a solo show at Garbos.  Due to the nature of this space we are only able to consider 2d works.

If you think this is you then please login and fill out the submission form below and email us several examples of your work.

We want the exhibition to have a cohesive structure rather than be unrelated pieces so bare this in mind.

This submission is FREE for Live Art Local artists and costs other artists £3.50 to help toward costs.  If you would like to become a Live Art Local artist please visit http://liveartlocal.co.uk/get_your_art_seen/  .

Work is for sale in Garbos and online via Sticks Gallery.  There is a commission of 20% for sales made in store and 15% online.  Please consider this when pricing your work.

If you are not a Live Art Local member but wan to submit your work as a one off you can do so by making a donation below.  This money goes towards our projects and continued work.  You will be taken to a submission form on payment.  There is no added cost if you are accepted

We are looking to install the work in late January and will let successful applicants know by mid January.

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Private View Thurs 10th Dec — Work in Progress

Today is a special day, it is the launch of our new exhibition with Portsmouth University’s CCI Faculty.  This evening we will be opening up Sticks in Fareham to a preview of CFA: Work in Progress.

Private View Thursday 10th Dec -- Work in Progress


What’s it about….?

This new show offers a chance for members of the public to see what goes on behind the creation of a piece of art.  It enables us to see the process of making art, and as this is the first in a series of exhibition detailing these emerging artists and their move into being artists out on their own, the progress they make on their work throughout their final year of study, culminating in their degree show to be held at Portsmouth University and in London next year.

The private view runs between 5:30-7:30pm this evening and all the artists will be on hand to discuss their work with you and answer any questions.  The Live Art Local CIC/Sticks gallery team will also be there to discuss and answer any questions you might have about us and what we plan for the future.

There will also be free food and drink and if we can make them in time lovely homemade mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the festive spirit!

Don’t know where sticks is, don’t worry, you can find us in the Fareham Shopping Centre at Unit 79a just inside opposite Millets

Can’t make the preview don’t worry we are open every Thursday – Saturday 10:30 am – 3pm

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Rainy Weather…………………

On Saturday 28th November we held our Christmas Artist-Maker market at Locks Heath Shopping Village.  Sadly due to the weather and our offer to participating artists of a refund if they decided not to come owing to the weather we were down considerably on our original number of artists and makers.

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Still that is all part of being British and our weather.  We will be back in 2016

Footsteps to the Square Opening Monday 23rd December

MA Fine Art student and Live Art Local CIC artist, Ailsa Brimms (www.peppermintsea.com) received a commission to create a series of work based around Portsmouth and the people who live and work there in September for  the Porsmouth Cultural Trust at Portsmouth Guildhall.

The show, entitled “Footsteps to the Square” is now up and the opening takes place this Monday 23rd November at Portsmouth Guildhall, alongside the opening of a very special exhibition, Logomania (Christmas Tree) featuring the work of distinguished Chinese Artist, Cheng Henfeng www.chenhangfeng.com.

The preview for both pieces is this coming Monday 23rd December at Portsmout Guildhall, with food and drink available.  The launch runs from 6pm-8pm.






This is a call out to our wonderful artists, illustrators, crafts people and designers as an opportunity to sell your pieces through Sticks in Fareham.

We are a not for profit and so to help with our fundraising we are going to allow items to be sold via the Fareham Shopping Centre space.  We would require a 10% commission on the selling price to go towards our projects but you are free to set your own price and keep 90%.

We are particularly interested in cards, especially with Christmas so close and smaller pieces that can be sold through the space.  As well as zines on any subject.

We would be happy to come to individual agreements with artists on how long their cards and similar can be kept within the space.

If you are interested please get in touch by emailing help@liveartlocal.co.uk

New Opportunity — Christmas Artist-Maker Market spaces available


This November we are once again holding an arts market at Locks Heath shopping village.  On Saturday 28th November we invite you to join us in the celebrations that lead to the shopping village’s Christmas Lights Switch on.  There is bound to be a big crowd that day as the shopping village are pulling out all the stops to guarantee a successful event.

As with the Summer Art Market we will only be accepting high calibre work; we believe it is not fair to anyone to accept lower quality work.  But if you are an artist, maker, designer, or upcycler we want to hear from you!!!

As part of our ethos we do not charge the large amounts of other art markets (it may be a long wait until our gazeebos are paid off!) as we want to bring great work to the masses and to enable artists and creatives to better make a sustainable living from what they do that doesn’t happen if you are paying out more for a pitch than you are likely going to make.  It is therefore again we are only charging low prices for a place.

Live Art Local members will only be required to pay £5 for a spot if they own a gazeebo and £10 if they do not and require one to be provided.

Non-members will be asked to pay £15 if they own a gazzebo and £20 if they require one.

All artists and creatives are invited to join Live Art Local.  To find out more about joining visit http://liveartlocal.co.uk/get_your_art_seen/.

We will be publicising the market from the beginning of November and will have 2 large banners on the day to guide people and make them aware of the event.

This is a FREE entry artist and makers market as part of a larger event.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in securing your place at this event

I'd like to have a stall at the art market



Artists are required to help promote their appearance at the artist-maker market, we can provide you with flyers.

We will where required provide you with a gazeebo, artists are responsible for organising their own display equipment, including tables, chair, boards

Artists must make sure they have adequate change

Set up times will be confirmed later in the week

To find out more about the venue please visit http://locksheathshoppingvillage.co.uk

Surveillance Exhibition at Cafe Ethos Fareham

The Surveillance Exhibition at Cafe Ethos Fareham will run from Monday 12th October until 12th December.  Live Art Local artists William Phillips, Ailsa Brims and Live Art Local Director, Beth Davis-Hofbauer will be exhibiting pieces that explore the concept.


Ailsa Brims

Mushroom in a landscape

William Phillips

This exhibition looks at the concept of surveillance, we’ve all had that feeling that we are being watched and with a plethora of cameras out there we are probably being secretly recorded; but who is watching us and what and who are we watching?

snowswept-beach-we are watching you

Beth Davis-Hofbauer

Pieces from the exhibition are available to purchase.

The exhibition is open every day except Sunday

Mytholmroyd Open Exhibition West Yorkshire

Live Art Local artist, Karol Kochanowski’s work can currently be seen in several exhibitions.  Not only is his work in the current exhibition at our sister gallery, Sticks, his work can also be seen at the Mytholmroyd Open Exhibition in West Yorkshire.


Taking place over the weekend of 16th-17th October this exhibition involves a competition where the overall winner walks away with a £500 prize.


To find out more visit http://mytholmroydartsfestival.org.uk/whats-on/open-exhibition/