She will need her sisterhood


Open call – An exhibition by The Floating Gallery

Deadline for submission – Thursday 1st December 2016
Private View – Wednesday 8th March 2017
Exhibition open daily – Thursday 9th – Wednesday 22nd March 2017
The Brunswick,
82 North Street,

Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood.

― Gloria Steinem

The Show

Artists are invited to submit work celebrating femininity. This can cover diverse topics such as beauty, history and women in society, from both a male and female perspective. We welcome entries of both 2 and 3D work.

Due to the nature of the venue, we also welcome entries for performance art, and encourage artists to consider any events they might like to hold to coincide with any work selected. 

The private view will take place on International Women’s Day.

A 20% commission on all sales will be donated to a charity in support of women (to be determined before exhibition)


  • Up to 3 pieces may be submitted for consideration by each artist

  • Wall based work must not exceed 100cm x 100cm

  • We welcome submissions for 3D works, however you will be required to supply your own plinth for display. 3D works must not exceed 1 square metre of floor space. 

A Selection Committee will review all submissions and select works for the exhibition.

Deadline for submission – Thursday 1st December 2016

Notification of Selection – Thursday 15th December 2016

To submit your work, please send the following information to 

  • Images of all works being submitted (maximum 3 images of each)

  • A rationale for each work being submitted (max 100 words)

  • An artist’s statement detailing your practice, and why you feel your work is perfect for this exhibition (max 500 words)

  • Links to your website and any social media accounts you wish to use in association with this exhibition

Terms and Conditions

  • All artists are invited to submit work, there are no restrictions

  • If selected, all work must be delivered “exhibition ready”. Any work that is not will not be exhibited.

  • We recommend that all exhibiting artist arrange insurance for their work. The organisers will not accept liability for the art works.

  • Any work sold during the show is subject to a commission of 20% payable (to be donated to a nominated women’s charity).

  • All works must be delivered for installation on Monday 6th March, and be collected by the artists on Wednesday 22nd March.

For more information please contact:

Our Mission

Are you an artist? Do you struggle to get your work shown without a hefty fee? Ditto. Our aim is to facilitate exhibitions anywhere and everywhere, for which it is all made as easy as possible. Show lengths will vary,the venue will too. There might occasionally be a fee if you’re selected, if we have to pay rent. What we can say is that you will never be charged to submit work, and the only definite cost will be your share of the opening party booze.

This is a new venture so please bear with us. If it works, we could potentially become something bigger and more permanent. With your support and patience that will happen.

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