Babylon ARTS Summer Open 2023

Babylon ARTS Summer Open 2023

Our annual showcase of artworks - Entries are now open! 

The Summer Open returns for another year! Featuring both professional and amateur artists based in East Anglia and beyond, the exhibition promises to feature an exciting range of artworks. Many of the artworks will be for sale.

This year's exhibition opens at 12pm on Saturday 29th July and ends at 4pm on Sunday 3rd September.

If you would like to submit artwork for consideration, please complete the form below.

Important information to consider before entering:

  • You will need to upload a photograph of each artwork when you submit your entry (max 3 per artist).
  • As a charity, we are keen to provide artists with opportunities to showcase their work, but we also need to be sustainable, so there is a fee payable of £10 per work.
  • 30% commission (plus 20% VAT on the commission amount) will be deducted from the payment due to you, should your artwork sell.
  • Submissions will be presented anonymously to our Summer Open Panel (details of panel below).
  • The Panel will select works for inclusion based on artistic considerations, including ensuring a balance of items and styles, as well as space and practicalities.
  • The Panel’s decision is final. Artworks will be presented anonymously to avoid any bias.
  • While most of the work will be 2D wall-based, we welcome smaller 3D and craft pieces.
  • The maximum size for 2D wall-based artwork is 10,000cm2 (e.g. 100cm x 100cm).
  • We can accommodate up to fifteen 3D pieces (max. 50cm tall).

Entries must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 4th July. Make sure you read and agree to the terms and conditions, listed on the entry form, before submitting.




Meet the Panel

Dr Graham Cooley 
Dr Graham Cooley

Graham is a collector of 20 th century art and design with a particular interest in researching previously unknown or forgotten artists and designers, reassessing and repositioning their work. Over 10,000 objects including glass, ceramics, metalwork, furniture and paintings collected over 25 years are warehoused and could be lent for exhibitions. Many new exhibitions are in the acquisition and planning stage; exhibitions are never charged for and the objects are never offered for sale.

  • Millers Collectables Price Guide consultant (2006 to 2012)
  • Board member of the King's Lynn Arts Centre Trust
  • Founder of the Cambridge Glass Fair | Life member of the Glass Association

Suchi Chidambara
Suchi Chidambaram

Suchi Chidambaram is a painter, born and raised in India, now working from her studio in West London. Mainly self-taught, her work focuses on narrating her experience of a place using oil paints. Her new series of work on light are expressive using vivid colour. Her interpretations are not painted in situ but from memory, allowing fragments of visual data to mingle with her emotional responses.

She held her first exhibition in 2006 and has since been involved with various projects and exhibitions both in the UK and internationally.


Stuart Green 
Stuart Green

Stuart Green is Babylon Gallery’s exhibition installer, board member, and an artist and tutor with over fifty years of experience in art education.

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