CCI Members Invited to take part in Talking Pictures

University of Portsmouth, CCI staff and students are invited to apply for for an open exhibition opportunity, with Salisbury Art Centre‘s Talking Pictures!

Talking Pictures is an open exhibition opportunity hosted at the Salisbury Arts Centre, focusing on Cartoons, Illustrations and Animations.

Established and new artists are invited to apply for the open exhibition opportunity, before the deadline closes at midnight on Sunday the 26th of November 2017.

Regular open exhibitions have been a long standing, and integral element of the exhibition programme over at the Salisbury Arts Centre, and this year they have decided to explore whether pictures speak louder than words, by focusing on the highly visual mediums of cartoons, illustrations and animations.

Talking Pictures will be a showcase of a wide range of work, from artists who have submitted their work for selection by a panel of professionals, consisting of: acclaimed cartoonist, Roger Penwill, artist and illustration lecturer Vincent Larkin, and animator Matthew Dean. Each panel member has been chosen for their knowledge, and extreme enthusiasm for supporting contemporary artists.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday the 26th of November, and successful applicants will be notified by Friday the 15th of December. The exhibition will take place between Saturday the 13th of January, and Saturday the 24th of February.

The submitted work, must be an exploration of cartoons, illustration of animation, artists are able to make multiple submissions, and there are no geographical restrictions!

There is a £5 entry fee for each piece of work submitted, and work must be emailed to

Find out more about the exhibition over on the Salisbury Art Centre website, and download your application pack, here.


Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.

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