Open Art

Apply now for the Darlington Arts Festival 2023 Open Art Exhibition.

Our four awards categories are:

Painting – First Prize $1000

Printmaking/Drawing/Mixed Media – First Prize $1000

Photography/Digital Art – First Prize $1000

3D (Sculpture/Furniture/Ceramics/Textiles/Jewellery/other) –

First Prize $1000

Artist's Shop
The following checkbox defaults to yes. You can choose to opt out, and you can also change your mind and contact us later to opt back in.

We will, once again, be offering Open Art and Sculpture on the Scarp artists to apply to supply our shop. The Shop will be located in the Lesser Hall.

Submitting items for sale in the shop is entirely optional.

There is no entry fee (your art entry qualifies you for entry). Any items sold are subject to the same terms and conditions as exhibition artworks.

The shop would suit smaller items such as; prints, ceramics, jewellery, giftware, clothing and other artistic merchandise.

Festival customers will be able to take away items at the time of purchase.

If you opt in, we will contact you via email with details regarding  how to submit items for sale in the shop.

Open Art Registration 2023

Street number and name
Artist's details
Mobile preferred
Payment details
We need this information so that we can pay you when your work sells
no hyphens
11 digits - no spaces
If you are registered for GST; the sale price of your work must be inclusive of GST

An ATO Statement by Supplier is required for all submissions where an ABN number has not been provided.  Download:  ATO Statement by Supplier

To use:  Download the form, fill it in, save it (or print to pdf), name it with your name and upload it into this form in the box below.

Entry details

Due to space limitations artists are restricted to a maximum of two categories and can submit only three items in total.
2-dimensional artwork: maximum size (including frame) is 1.1m wide x 1.1m high, up to three items may be entered in a category if they display well together in a space that equal this size.
3-dimensional artwork: up to three pieces of 3D art may be entered if they display well together on our 60cm x 60cm plinths.

*Please Note: Due to the high number of two-dimensional entries, we receive, large pieces can only be accommodated on very limited wall space and therefore may not be displayed. Inclusion is to be at the discretion of the Curator. The weight of work needs to be safe and manageable for our volunteers and curators to handle.

$35 per category (GST inclusive) entries close midnight 15th October 2023.

Multiple items in a category must display well together.
Must be different to first category

Please choose a different second category

Please choose a different second category

Please choose a different second category

Please choose a different second category

A maximum of four items across first and second categories

Please remove one item from either your first or second category

Please remove one item from either your first or second category

Please remove at least two items from either your first or second category

We would like to promote the work of our festival artists where possible. Images may be used on Social media in the lead up to the festival and to show the winning entries after judging.  There will be a page dedicated to our artists where images and links to artists own websites/social media will be provided.

Images are not a mandatory part of your application.

Please provide details of your website and or social media accounts and a short bio about you / your work. This is entirely voluntary - you may skip this field if you wish.
Submitting your entry
Step 1)

Click Submit to send your registration Form to the Arts Coordinator.

Step 2)

a) Complete your payment via the PayPal application, providing the the name of the Artist into the box provided

You do not need a PayPal account to make your payment. You will have the option to pay by Credit or Debit card.

Applications without payment will be rejected.  Your registration is not complete until the correct fee has been paid.


Congratulations to all of our artists that exhibited in 2022. The overwhelming feedback was that the standard of entries was exceptional. We are now ready to take 2023 entries so please read through the terms and conditions and submit soon.