We are delighted to announce that we will be collaborating with 

Second Floor Studios & Arts for this years’ Painting Open! 

“As an arts organisation we are constantly seeking to create opportunities for our studio members and the wider artistic community. Our two previous Painting Opens have been a true celebration of painting, bringing artists and buyers from the local area together. As a true open we don’t have a submission panel, all works are accepted.

Our Painting Open has been over subscribed for the last two years. To increase the amount of artists we can include in the show we are partnering with the Deptford does Art Gallery which means we can take just over 100 artists. The show will display over the two locations creating a true community energy around the show.” SFSA


Deptford Preview Thursday 6th December 18:30 – 21:00

no format Gallery – Deptford does Art
Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford – 28 Deptford High Street, Deptford


Opening Times
7th – 9th Dec 13:00 – 18:00
13th – 16th Dec 13:00 – 18:00


2018 Terms

  • Zero commission on sales.

  • All submissions accepted.

  • Up to three submissions of original work per artist, smaller works are encouraged, maximum image size 30 x 30 cm.

  • Registration to participate in the show opens 29/8 email contact@secondfloor.co.uk to register your name and if you plan to submit 1, 2 or 3 pieces of work (you can of course change your mind it just helps us plan).

  • Submission deadline for paperwork and images Monday 5th November 2018.

  • Curators pick of apx 30 pieces will preview at the SFSA Wembley Park site thanks to Quintain offering us a display area in their stunning mezzanine in their award winning Belcanto building.

  • Submission charge of £10 +VAT per piece.

  • Work drop off to no format Gallery, Rolt Street, Deptford Monday 3rd of December 2018 (unless you are selected for the Curators Pick Preview at Wembley Park).

  • Work collection from no format Gallery OR Deptford does Art Gallery Monday 17th December 2018

  • Postal submissions can be received but postal returns are not possible, sorry.


 Curators Pick at Wembley Park – once the submissions are in, the curators of no format Gallery and Deptford does Art Gallery will highlight approximately 30 pieces of work to be displayed at Wembley Park in November.

Wembley Park Preview 22nd November 19:30 – 20:30