Applications now open for inaugural Space Park Open Art Exhibition

Space Park Leicester is calling for UK artists to take part in the first-ever Space Park Open Art Exhibition.

Bursting into life at the impressive £100 million science-driven hub this October, the artistic extravaganza is looking to attract entries on the theme of “Space: Science and Nature”.

Providing a platform for artists to transform the walls of the venue to celebrate World Space Week (4-10 October), the exhibition will mark Leicester’s involvement in the largest space event on Earth.

Professor Richard Ambrosi, Executive Director of Space Park Leicester said: “We are looking for 20 to 30 works of art to display in October during our World Space Week events.

“Whether you are looking outwards into the cosmos and Solar System or back at our unique biosphere, Space Park Leicester looks forward to welcoming you.”

Selected works will form a physical show at Space Park Leicester throughout October and including World Space Week.

Entry is free and artists can submit up to three works. No more than 30 entries will be chosen for the exhibition. People have until midnight on Friday, 19 August to enter via the website: http://www.space-park.art.

Space Park Leicester has been designed to support increased collaboration between University of Leicester researchers and educators and the private sector, creating high quality knowledge-based jobs, building the skills base through training, and contributing to economic growth and resilience of the economy.

World Space Week is the largest space event on Earth. It is an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. World Space Week consists of a myriad of space-related events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, astronomy clubs, and others in a common timeframe to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization. 

The project is led by the University of Leicester in partnership with Leicester City Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and other partners.

To find out more information about Space Park Leicester visit: https://www.space-park.co.uk/.