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This year will be the 26th year that the North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition will be held in the Racquet Hall at Eglinton Park in North Ayrshire. Over the years thousands of people have exhibited work or visited the exhibitions, participated in associated events and voted for their favourite artwork, so get ready to get involved this year!

You will find a list of key dates below and from 8th April you will be able to apply online.

* Please note that there will be no paper applications this year *


It takes only 5 mins to apply via our online applications process:






Our online app is super easy to use but please make sure that you read the rules for a successful submission. These can be found on the app and they can also be read and downloaded by clicking this button:








Key Dates


8th April

From this date you will be able to apply online.

8th June

Application deadline. Please fill out your application form online on or before this date.

29th June

All artworks should be delivered by hand to the Racquet Hall, Eglinton Park between the hours of 10.30 - 3pm.

30th June

Three independent art professionals will select this years successful submissions.

4th July

Check on the Artist List page of this website to find out if your artwork has been successfully accepted into this years exhibition.

4th July

This years prize winners in various categories will be selected by our sponsors. In the weeks that follow our prize winners and their winning artworks will be shown here on the Prize Winners page.

6th July - 20th July

The exhibition will be open to the public everyday between the hours of 10am - 4pm.

21st July

All un-exhibited and unsold works must be collected from the Racquet Hall, Eglinton Park between the hours of 12pm - 3pm. Failure to collect your work will result in a handling charge of £25 per artwork per day so please remember to come and get your work!

* Please note that all artworks not selected for the exhibition will remain in safe storage for the duration of the exhibition. It will not be possible to collect or remove any un-selected artwork for the duration of the exhibition.*



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