Open Call for Post Box Cellar Bar Art Exhibition

February 22, 2016 by Perthshire Creates

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2nd Post Box Cellar Bar Art Exhibition in Perth.

Organisers are looking for contemporary and traditional visual artists, both emerging and established, working in any 2D medium.  A limited number of small sculptures will also be accepted, and submissions by artists from any country and any age are welcome. There is no fee for submission and the application deadline is Tuesday 8th March 2016.

The project was set up by Kirsty Dalton, a recent graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone. Having recently moved back to her hometown of Perth, Kirsty found that opportunities for artists to display their work in the area were limited.   Her solution was to source a new and alternative venue, and working with David and Katriona Will, owners of the Post Box Restaurant and Cellar Bar in Perth, she set up the first exhibition at the end of November 2015.  This featured a wide range of artists that she met during her time studying in Dundee and following it’s success, a series of quarterly exhibitions are in the planning for 2016.  The idea is to give a different platform for locally based artists to display their work.

Located next to the Perth Museum and the Concert Hall, David and Katriona were keen to build on the creative connections of the Post Box Restaurant and Cellar Bar, as well as support local artists by providing their establishment as an alternative venue.

To submit works you can download the Application Form.

If wishing to submit, it’s requested that you read over the terms and conditions detailed below, before applying and sending your application.  For further enquiries and to submit an application please email  



Terms and Conditions as supplied by Kirsty Dalton

Due to the stone walls, we are unable to hang paper based work that is unframed. For this reason, all work must be framed or on canvas so it is ready for hanging. We are open to small scale sculptural work that can be displayed on shelves; this must be discussed prior to the event to make sure the artists’ needs are being meet.

If you are a successful applicant, work must be delivered to the post Box Cellar Bar by the 8th of March so that it is ready to be hung for the opening on the 12th of March. Work is also expected to be collected by the artists on the 31st of May.

We are unable to accept any responsibility for damaged or stolen work. This due to it being an independently run event and we cannot replace works if any of the above should happen.

There is no exhibition or application fee for this event however if work is sold we will take a 10% commission to cover the costs of running the event.