We are inviting artists working in any wall-based form and living within 100 miles to apply, whether working in paint, print, photography or other mediums.

The exhibition will feature around 110 – 140 selected works and is expected to attract around 25,000 visitors.

Being awarded joint winner of the Harley Open 2019 was a really great boost to my practice as a painter. It has raised my profile and led to further opportunities to exhibit my work. It was great to be part of such a strong show with some really varied work and also to show in a gallery space which has had some fantastic exhibitions.  Joanna Whittle.

Prizes will include the £2000 Harley Prize and the £500 People’s Prize.

Digital submissions will be accepted from 1st February until 1st April 2020.

The application process for acceptance into the 2020 Harley Open Exhibition will be in 2 stages:

Stage 1:

Digital application via an online submission process. More information coming soon! Want a reminder? Join our mailing list.


Successful artwork from Stage 1 must be delivered in person to The Harley Gallery for final selection. (Key dates and further information can be found below).

Key application information


  • Open to all artists located within a 100 mile radius of The Harley Gallery.
  • Entries must be your own, original artwork.
  • Artwork must have been made within the last 2 years.
  • Entries must be wall based.
  • Entry is £10 per work, with a maximum of 2 entries.
  • Entries for Stage 2 must be delivered in person to The Harley Gallery within the dates shown below.
  • Open to artists 18 years and over only.
  • Agree to The Harley Open 2020 Terms and Conditions


  • Digital submissions: 1 February –  1 April 2020
  • Judges selection from digital submissions: 6 April 2020
  • Successful entries from Stage 1 will be contacted by email:  8 April 2020
  • Delivery of artwork to the Gallery for Stage 2: 10 – 19 April 2020
  • Judges final selection: 20 April 2020
  • Notification of successful entries announced on Harley website: 21 April 2020
  • Unsuccessful entry collection:  22 April – 26 April 2020
  • Exhibition: 2 May – 5 July 2020
  • Prize giving party:  2 May 2020
  • Collection of exhibited works: 7 July – 12 July 2020.

*Please note, if you are not diverted to paypal to secure payment, your application has not been successful.