WCAF22 Open


The Warrington Contemporary Open Exhibition returns to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery for 2022, following a break in 2021.

We are now accepting submissions – any professional artist or collective within a 60 mile radius of Warrington can enter work for consideration – with all art forms accepted. The Open Exhibition is all about celebrating the talents of contemporary artists within the area and we’re delighted to be making our comeback after the pandemic.  An incredible opportunity and springboard for emerging artists, first prize includes a solo show at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery in 2023 with full support!

Deadline: 16 September (midday)

WCAF22 First Prize

Solo show at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery in 2023 with £1,000 fees & support from staff

WCAF22 Emerging Artist Prize

1-1 session with Castlefield Gallery Curator & Deputy Director Matthew Pendergast

Guest Curator

Mario Popham

Guest Judges

  • Paulette Terry Brien – Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
  • Stephanie Fletcher – University of Salford
  • Gary Jones – Priestley College
  • Katherine Long – Venture Arts
  • Zoe Watson – The Lowry, Salford


Fri 21 Oct 2022 - Sun 12 Feb 2023