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Online Exhibition 23rd March to 30th April 2024
VOLT Exhibition & events 27th - 28th April 2024

Who can enter:
Blue Monkey Members. (Your membership will need to be valid at the time of application and during both exhibitions.)

Criteria for entry/submission:

  • There is no theme but all submissions must primarily be made with repurposed paper or card. For example this could be a newspaper, a book, an envelope or packaging where the material originally had a different purpose – but not your spare art materials and NO plastic, please.

  • Work can be made using any art media including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, video, sound and/or installation as long as it incorporates repurposed paper or card.

  • Up to three works may be entered. Everyone will have at least one piece shown in the online exhibition and at least one piece in the exhibition at VOLT. (Selection and curation will be by VOLT Curator Polly Wright.) You will be responsible for delivery and collection of works.

  • Size is restricted to 300mm in any one direction. 2D work must fit into a 300mm square, while 3D must fit into a 300mm cube. It is fine to create smaller pieces, and of course, they don't have to be square or cubic!

  • We envision that the exhibited works at VOLT Gallery will be hung using either panel pins, magnets, tape, clips, etc, and therefore request that works do not arrive framed.

  • All images must be submitted as a jpeg (min 1MB to max 4MB per image please)

  • Video and sound works can be submitted by providing a link to Vimeo, YouTube, or SoundCloud. (You may need to provide a device on which to show this work at VOLT but we will discuss this with you before the event.)

  • Your submission must include:​

    • 1 image per artwork titled surnamefirstinitial_title e.g. KahloF_selfportrait.jpeg
      (if you are submitting a sculpture and you feel an additional photograph would benefit  the selector then you may send up 2 additional images per sculpture directly to with Regenerate Open Call application in the title and the same naming approach but include 2 and 3 in the name eg KahloG_selfportrait2.jpeg)

    • Title, size and medium

    • Max 100 words about how the piece meets the requirement to reuse paper/card


  • Submissions must be made via the online entry form on the website by midnight on 31st January 2024

  • BMN reserves the right to exclude works that are not photographed clearly or do not meet the rules

For any queries about the Open Call please email the Events Team
For any difficulties with the online form please email Susan at
(Please title your emails BMN Open Call Query. We will reply as soon as we can but please remember the Network is run totally by artist volunteers.)

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submissions midnight 31st January 2024

  • Notification of selected artworks for VOLT Regenerate Exhibition by 31st March 2024

  • Online exhibition via the BMN website 23rd March to 30th April 2024

  • Delivery of selected artworks to VOLT 26th April. (Timings will be confirmed nearer the time but all artworks must be clearly labelled with your name and title in a way that we can easily remove if it covers the work.)

  • VOLT Exhibition & events 27- 28th April 2024

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