The exhibition will take place at the prestigious Whistler Gallery located in the Jerwood Dance House (home of DanceEast) on the Waterfront in Ipswich, from 21- 28 May 2022.

Oyster Community Press CIC will curate and promote the exhibition, produce a catalogue, and manage a Private View event for artists and their guests, on Friday 20 May.

To exhibit, you must be a printmaker that either lives or works within a 20-mile radius of Ipswich.

All entries must be:

Original prints (i.e., hand-pulled)  

Framed in frames of reasonable quality

Fitted with D-rings

Entitled on the reverse and the price clearly indicated. This information must be duplicated on a label attached with string to the front of the work.


Owing to limited capacity of the venue, the maximum framed size will be 61cms x 46cms (24” x 18”)

We are looking for original and interesting work. There will be a selection panel comprising our Creative Director and 3 local printmakers to finalise exhibition entries and their decision will be final.

There is an entry fee of £10 per submission, which is payable only if your work is selected. As space is limited in the gallery, artists may only submit 2 pieces of work for consideration by the panel. A fee of £5 is payable per unframed print entered for sale in a browser.

Entries must be submitted for selection in digital form (J-peg) and emailed to oysterpress.cic@gmail.com, for the attention of Al Smyth no later than Friday 29th April, accompanied by a completed entry form as an attachment. You will be notified by 3rd May if you work has been selected. Selected work should be brought to our studio at Tower House, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE on  Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th May.

Commission and sales information

As there is no commission on sales, we will notify you if your work is sold and pass the buyers details to you so that you can arrange payment directly with them. Buyers may collect their work from us at our studio in Tower Street by arrangement, once we have been notified by you that the buyer has paid you. Alternatively, you may collect the work and arrange for it to be delivered to the buyer yourself.

Unsold work

Any pieces that have not been sold can be collected from our studio at Tower House on 1st June.

Payment Details

Please pay by Bank Transfer to:

Oyster Community Press CIC

Account number: 11535854

Sort code: 40-19-18

Please add the reference IPW2022 to your payment so that we can track it.

Please Click red box for entry form

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