Words reading 'Underwater contemporary art exhibition 2018'

Saturday 26 May to Monday 28 May 2018.

11am – 4pm.

‘Underwater’ is a contemporary art exhibition inspired by anything to do with the concept ‘underwater.’

A palette (is that the correct collective noun for a group of artists?) of local artists will display their work in a wide variety of media from textiles to video installations. Unusually, the pieces are all exhibited in amongst our own artefacts.

We ask all our visitors to vote for their favourite piece and we award a prize to the winning artist at the end of the exhibition.

Many of the pieces are also for sale so it is also an opportunity to purchase and take home your favourite piece.

The exhibition is open during our normal opening hours and is included in our entry price.

Framed, wall-mounted artistic black and white photograph of a diving mask
Photograph showing artworks positioned around Diving Museum exhibits
Photograph of a female swimmer underwater, displayed next to Diving Museum artefacts

Work can be in any medium, including sculpture/3D Assemblage/ Audio /Projection / Film. We would particularly welcome work in response to a particular museum artefact. This is an unusual and limited exhibition space and artwork will be positioned among the diving exhibits. It is suggested that if possible artists visit the museum beforehand to look at the space. As it’s a Listed Building in most instances work cannot be fixed to the walls.

Private viewing: All entrants will be invited to the private view on the evening of Friday 25th May from 7pm to 8.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Submission Information: To submit up to two pieces of work for consideration for the Underwater 2018 exhibition please provide the application information* shown below and email to: art@divingmuseum.co.uk. Application forms can also be collected from The Diving Museum, Stokes Bay Road, PO12 2QU

Submissions can also be made via post to 24 Swanage Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hants, PO13 9JW with images on a CD, or can be handed in at the Diving Museum, clearly labelled ‘Underwater’. We cannot return CDs but they can be collected at the Museum during the Private view and exhibition. Please do not submit actual pieces of work.

Submission Cost: Entry costs £5 per person (for up to 2 artworks). Entry payment can be made online at www.thehds.com (Select ‘Shop’ then “Conference and Events’)

Closing Date for submissions: The closing date for submissions is Sunday 13th May 2018. Successful applicants will be contacted within 1 week of this date with further exhibition information.

Collection and Delivery: Selected artists will be required to deliver their clearly labelled work to the Museum on Wednesday 23rd May between 11am and 3pm and collected on Monday 28th May 2018 between 4pm and 6pm.

Queries? Email art@divingmuseum.co.uk or telephone 023 9255 0698. (Please do not text.)


*Application information: Please email the following information to art@divingmuseum.co.uk

Email address
Telephone number
Website address (if applicable)

Image 1: Title, media, dimensions/duration and price (if for sale)
Image 2: Title, media, dimensions/duration and price (if for sale)(please include jpegs of the work or samples of film and sound of each piece submitted for consideration)

Please acknowledge that you accept the terms and conditions:
1. Any work submitted for Underwater 2018 can be for sale. No commission will be taken.
2. Each artist needs to have their own insurance cover for their work.
3.  The Diving Museum will curate all work.


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