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Entry Form 2021

Entry Form and Conditions (PDF and WORD)
  • Applications by email to Please send all information in one pdf attachment only. Complete all relevant sections on the attached Entry Form and include additional pages with the following:-

    1. Two Images or drawings for EACH proposed sculpture

    2. Written description of sculpture to include details of materials, dimensions and proposed method of installation (max 500 words).

    3. Two images of previous work

    Payment of Entry Fee can be made to Sculpture in Context by bank transfer. Please use your surname and first name as a reference on all transactions. Bank details can be found on the entry form.

    We have tried to make the entry process as easy as possible, but if you are struggling with internet issues (submission or payment) please contact us at directly and we can make alternative arrangements for you.

    Please note all dates are subject to change and Government restrictions

    Submissions Close - 14th May

    Artists Notified - 29th May

    Delivery of Gallery pieces
    - Friday 20th August and Saturday 21st August

    Outdoor Installation -Thursday 26th August (Large work requiring machinery or vehicular access to site) and Saturday 28th August (Smaller work)

    Limited Opening Night - Wednesday 1st September

    We will look at alternative ways to mark the opening in an outdoor setting and subject to government restrictions.

    Exhibition Dates - Thursday 2nd Sept to Friday 15th Oct

    Removal of Gallery Work - Saturday 16th October and Monday 18th October

    Removal of Outdoor Work - Saturday 16th October and Monday 18th October

    Due to Covid Restrictions, there will be some unavoidable changes to our usual setup

    GALLERY - A virtual exhibition will be hosted in the gallery. All pieces will be photographed and videoed and will be promoted and posted online. Sculpture in Context will handle all sales, usual commission rates will apply. Delivery of Gallery pieces will be on Friday 20th August and Saturday 21st August

    OUTDOOR - Will run as normal with some minor restrictions.


    We will not be accepting any submissions for exhibiting work in the Curvilinear Range, the Palm House, Orchid House, Teak House or Cactus House as they are currently closed and will remain closed indefinitely.


    There will be no site visit this year. You can visit The National Botanic Gardens as they are open to the public and admission is free. If visiting, please adhere to government travel restrictions.


    All enquiries regarding Sculpture in Context rules and exhibition info should be directed to the exhibition organisers at

    The Sculpture in Context Committee

Please note you will be notified of the results by email.  Please check your junk folders as bulk emails are often automatically treated as junk mail. Please also note that Artists will always be notified whether the work has been selected or not.

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