Harley Open Competition 2017 for artists of all ages


Harley Open Competition

Entries are now closed for this popular biennial art competition, which returns for 2017.

The panel is looking for original wall based artwork of any discipline, which must have been made in the last 2 years.

Entries will be judged by their expert panel, with around 140 being selected for the exhibition.

On the panel for the 2017 Open Exhibition are:

  • Hannah Obee, Exhibitions Curator, Chatsworth
  • Geoff Diego Litherland, Artist
  • Lucy Phillips, Director, Leicester Print Studio

Prizes include:

  • The Harley Prize:  £750 and a solo exhibition alongside the next Open Exhibition
  • Judges Prize:  £500 – Sponsored by The Welbeck Estates Company Ltd
  • The People’s Prize: £250 – Sponsored by Child First, Welbeck
  • The Storycatchers Prize: £250
  • Welbeck Farm Shop Prize: Luxury Hamper
  • The School of Artisan Prize: A weekend course

Additional prizes may also be awarded.

The Open Exhibition will open on 24 June until 20 August 2017.


Come along to see the entries selected and the winning entry for each of the prizes