Call for artists

Little Forest Open Competition

Dis­play your work at Art in the Gar­den 2024, an open stu­dio style event in late spring, fea­tur­ing the work of 20+ artists and makers

This is an open call to any artist or maker working in any medium, living in Hampshire or the adjoining counties (Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex). Entrants must be 18 years of age or over, including students.

Each year the Little Forest Land Art team put on Art in the Garden, an open studio style event (24th May - June 8th, 2024), featuring the work of 20+ regional & national artists and makers in and around a three acre semi-wild meadow in the Hampshire countryside, north of Fareham.
As part of this, we hold the Little Forest Open Competition, now in it’s 6th year, to find interesting artworks to show around the site. Past winners have included Lisa Traxler and Olana Light.

There are many different areas and environments around the site including decaying corrugated pig huts, wood pile wall, and under old oak & yew trees, to name a few. You can view these during our Open Day on Sunday 14th January (see VASW events).
If you think your work is not suitable for an outdoor situation then think again. Last year we showed, amongst others, a ceramic installation, delicate wire hangings and even an oil painting along the woodland path.

We will select a number of artworks from the entries to exhibit around the site. The judges will select an overall winner from these, who will be announced at the preview. They will receive a prize of £150. There will also be a People’s Choice prize of £50, awarded at the end of the event, for visitors to choose their favourite.

Oliver Sumner, Manager, CVAN South East;
Liz Clifford, visual artist, and our winner from 2023;
as well as LFLA’s Jan Griffiths and Adrian Mundy.