This year will be the 24th year that the North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition has been 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 21st April you will be able to download the application pack from here or pick one up in person from the Harbour Arts Centre.




21st April

From this date application forms will be available to download from this site or pick up from the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine. The application form will provide all the details you need to submit your artwork for consideration so please read it carefully.

9th June

Please return your application form either by email to or by hand to the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine on or before this date.

27th June

All artworks should be delivered by hand to the Racquet Hall, Eglinton Park between the hours of 10.30 - 4pm.

28th June

Three independent art professionals will select this years successful submissions.

1st July

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

2nd 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.

3rd July

All successful entrants plus guests will be invited to an exhibition preview where the worthy winners will be presented with their individual prizes.


4th July - 18th July

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

19th July

All un-exhibited and unsold works must be collected from the Racquet Hall, Eglinton Park between the hours of 12pm - 4pm. 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.*


                                                                            2020 Online Gallery Submissions

For only £5, all Artists who enter our annual exhibition will be given the opportunity to submit one artwork to be shown in our online gallery and this artwork will automatically be accepted and will not be subject to a selection process.


*Details of how to submit an artwork are included on our application form.

Application Pack Available April 2020 >>