Apply to Exhibit

Fresh Air Sculpture is a selling exhibition. Our primary goal is to provide a marketplace for artists and makers of 3D craft and sculpture.  All our sales commission goes to cover the costs of the logistics of the exhibition and the education programme, with any surplus benefitting the Quenington Sculpture Trust Bursary award programme.

At Fresh Air Sculpture, we favour experimental work in the traditional applied arts and crafts. We aim to support and promote makers in a multitude of disciplines. We take pride in blurring the lines between craft, design and fine art.  Occasionally we look at work in bronze and stone, if the concept behind the piece is fresh and exciting.

Work must be of sufficient scale for an outdoor setting, and robust enough to survive the vagaries of the British weather in the long term. We will consider hosting site-specific or ephemeral artwork in cases where the artist has raised his or her own funding; we are always open to new ideas. We realise this is a challenging remit, but challenges often push artwork in new and unexpected directions.

The selection process for the 2021 show is now open and will continue until the end of January 2021, or earlier if we have selected sufficient exhibits.

Guidelines for submission:

  • You may email up to 3 works of art for consideration to [email protected].
  • Label photos with your name, title, dimensions, material and approximate price.
  • Include your contact details phone, address and email
  • Website details, or CV with background information will also be considered.

If you have exhibited similar work locally within the past 5 years, we ask that you make your applications further afield.


Bursaries of between £250-£1,000 are available for artists who would like to:

  • Change the direction of their work. This might mean using different materials and equipment or needing access to specialist workshops.
  • There are no restrictions on disciplines – for instance a ceramic artist might want to include glass in their work, a glass artist might want to combine stone and glass.
  • The only criteria is that the work should be experimental or different from the artist’s usual practise.
  • Please note that we do not give bursaries for transportation of work to the show.
  • A bursary award will mean automatic inclusion to exhibit in the next Fresh Air Sculpture show.

Are you interested in our Artist’s Bursaries?

Artists who would like to apply for a bursary should submit a proposal outlining why we should support their application for funding, including a budget, to:

Lucy Abel Smith – Chairman
The Quenington Sculpture Trust
The Old Rectory,Quenington, Cirencester
Gloucestershire GL7 5BN

Tel : 01285 750358
Email: [email protected]

The next event will take place at the Old Rectory, Quenington,
from Sunday 13th June to Sunday 4th July 2021