The Hyde Bridge Gallery 2020 Exhibition Programme

Open Call 2020

Yeats Society Sligo is delighted to invite proposals for The Hyde Bridge Gallery 2020 Exhibition Programme.

Exhibitions and related workshops and talks are a dynamic part of The Yeats Society’s programme of events each season. Applications are invited from emerging artists, curators, collectives and arts organisations, for solo or groups shows,working in various media/disciplines. Any work by amateur / emerging artists should have a developmental potential towards a professional career.

Note: As we are hoping to provide opportunities to as many emerging artists as we can, we will not be considering applications from artists who have exhibited in the gallery (solo, group or 9 walls shows) in the last two years.

The Hyde Bridge Gallery runs the Visual Arts Programme with Yeats Society Sligo, a registered charity.

The key objectives of The Yeats Society Visual Arts Programme are:

- to partner with visual artists living in the region, as well as selected artists from around Ireland and international artists,
- to provide exhibition and audience engagement opportunities
- to provide our audience with access to contemporary visual arts
- to help develop a greater understanding of, and interest in, contemporary visual arts within the local and regional audience.

Funding constraints mean that the Gallery charges a fee for exhibitions.
The 2020 exhibition fee is €420 per show. There is a 10% commission due on sales from the exhibition.


Exhibition period is 4 weeks which includes time for installation and take down.

The gallery staff is provided by Tús employees, under contract to Sligo LEADER Partnership, managed by the Yeats Society director.

Gallery committee members are voluntary. We assist with install, curation and the opening event.


How to Apply:

Please submit:

  • Completed application form. Available at the Yeats Building or
  • A concise outline of the proposed exhibition
  • Artist CV / statement
  • 10 images of recent / proposed work (hard copies).

Deadline date:

Monday September 30th 2019. 5 pm

By post or hand (NOT email) addressed to:

Exhibitions 2020, The Gallery Committee, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Building, Sligo.

The Hyde Bridge Gallery, runs the Visual Arts Programme of Yeats Society Sligo, a not for profit company. Rental fees charged go towards the day to day running of the gallery. Programme planning, curation and assistance hanging are carried out pro bono by committee members. The invigilation and office administration of the gallery is provided by Tús employees under contract to Sligo LEADER Partnership.

The Hyde Bridge Gallery
Yeats Building Sligo
Hyde Bridge
Ireland Subject box 'Exhibitions 2019'

tel:+353 7191 42693