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OPEN CALL - Nou Wave I: The Old Biscuit Factory





Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Please see the bottom of the open call. Full details enclosed.
Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A collaboration between Christopher Spring, the creator of Corridor Gallery and Art In Brighton, and the artist Constantin III – Nou Wave is a pop up gallery born in the UK with the first of many shows at the renowned Old Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey on the 15th - 21st November.

We currently have a free to apply open call which is open now, closing on the 30th October. Please read the submission guidelines at the bottom of the page before applying:

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We know the depth of the UK art scene. To pretend a small show in London is going to be anything dramatically new is ridiculous. But, we want to take the creations that bring us joy or evoke emotions made in the midst of this political s***show across Europe.

To do that, we first want to find those who want to come with us.

We have negotiated links with galleries across Europe and have agreed spaces for the coming year. We want to find a core group of artists to take with us. We are ambitious and want to create a movement that stands at odds with the negativity surrounding current politics.

              Great Art                                                                                    does not have to be political

Great art doesn’t even have to be visually spectacular. Duschamps proved that. Doris Salcedo proved that. Martin Creed too.

And the reactions to a life changing piece can be just as subtle:

                             A smile

              A knowing nod

A quiet tut

We want artworks of any medium, whether it be dance, jewellery, sculpture, performance art, video, VR, AR, photography, painting or printing. There are no limitations - with the space picked specially to provide an open platform for unusual interactions between the pieces.

We have performers booked for the opening night, with a private view and showcases planned for every artist accepted.

To be a part simply email using the subject line “NOU WAVE I: THE OLD BISCUIT FACTORY” with:

Up to 5 Pictures

Dimensions of the pieces


A short biography

Any special requirements we would need to know for installation of the piece.

How much space you are applying for (1 metre/2 metres/floor space)

The deadline for the open call is the 30th October. We will announce the shortlisted works publicly on the 1st November.

In the meantime we will be publicising selected artworks of the announcement on our Instagram and Facebook.

The first exhibition will take place in the Old Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey on November 15th – 21st.

Agreement to submit:

Submitting to Nou Wave Gallery is completely free. If accepted we do ask a fee of £80 for a meter of wall space, £120 for up to 2 meters. Please specify in the email application your preference.

For sculpture/ installations/ performance will be a standard fee of £100 from the artists accepted which will cover:

·       Space­

·       Security

·       Insurance

·       Food

·       Drink

·       Administration

·       Printed Catalogues

·       E-Catalogues

·       Promotion

·       Photography

·       Press

·       Live Music

We will be asking for a small sales commission of 30% for any sales that come as a direct result of being involved in Nou Wave.  

The first exhibition is due to take place on 15th November 2019 with full details about logistics to come with the email.

For a full breakdown of the sales commission feel free to email

How to Apply: 

Please send an email to with the above specifications


Christopher Spring

Cosmin Constantin