Make Gallery Open Call

Make Gallery Open Call

Make Liverpool is giving artists the opportunity to show their work at Make North Docks. Each exhibition will run for two months at a time and will have an opening night for every new exhibition. For each exhibition there will be a set theme; if your work relates to a theme in any way please apply below.
Here are a few more details:

  • There will be someone there to help you set up on the day.
  • There will be an opening on the Thursday evening so please invite friends and family.
  • The work will be up for roughly two months at a time.
  • Work will be displayed in our bar area that is open for events and room hire.
  • Maximum of 4 pieces per person.
  • Commissions – Make will take 10% commission on any piece sold.
  • Marketing – we will market the exhibition, your work and the opening.
  • Artists names and prices will be listed underneath each piece of work.
  • There is no limit on how many themes you apply for but your work will only be selected for one exhibition.
  • Due to the nature of the venue we do ask for mainly wall based work and small sculptures.
  • We do have plinths that can be used.
  • Due to lack of funds we unfortunately cannot accept any pieces that require AV equipment (films, projections etc).


July – Tradition
September – Connection
November – Conflict
January – Play
March- People power

First exhibition

Dates: July- September

  • Set up: Wednesday 3rd July + Thursday 4th July
  • Opening night: Thursday 4th July 18:00 – 21:00
  • Duration of exhibition: Thursday 4th July- Thursday 29th August
  • Take down: Thursday 29th August

Theme: Tradition
Deadline for call out: Monday June 24th 2019.

Second exhibition

Dates: September- November
-Set up: Wednesday 4th September & Thursday 5th September -Opening night: Friday 6th September 18:00 – 21:00
– Duration of exhibition: Thursday 5th September- Thursday 31st October
– Take down: Thursday October 31st
Theme: Connection
Deadline for call out: Tuesday August 13th 2019.

Third exhibition

Dates: November- January
-Set up: Wednesday 6th November & Thursday 7th November -Opening night: Thursday 7th November
– Duration of exhibition: Thursday 7th November- Tuesday 7th January
– Take down: Tuesday 7th January
Theme: Conflict
Deadline for call out: Tuesday 15th October 2019.

Fourth exhibition

Dates: January- March
-Set up: Wednesday 8th January & Thursday 9th January -Opening night: Thursday 9th January
– Duration of exhibition: Thursday 9th January- Tuesday 3rd March
– Take down: Tuesday 3rd March
Theme: Play
Deadline for call out: Tuesday 17th December 2019

Fifth exhibition

Dates: March- May
-Set up: Wednesday 4th March- Thursday 5th March
– Opening night: Thursday 5th March
– Duration of exhibition: Thursday 5th March- Wednesday 29th May
– Take down: Wednesday 29th May
Theme: People power
Deadline for call out: Tuesday 18th February 2020
To apply please download and complete the application form below and email to with the subject of the email as the theme of the exhibition eg- ‘PLAY’.
Make Gallery Exhibition Application

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