Open Call open: Tuesday 2nd of January 2024
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 21th of January 2024

Drop-off date: Wednesday 13 March 2024, 4-8pm 

Exhibition dates:
15-24 March 2024, 12-6pm
Opening night Friday 15th, 5-8pm

 Part of The Telegraph Hill Festival 2024

Supported by:

‘Invisible Visible’
A Celebration of LGBQT+ Bodies and Identities


Deadline for submission: Sunday 21 January 2024

‘Invisible Visible’ is a group exhibition hosted at hARTslane that will be celebrating LGBTQ+ identities and bodies, as well as the freedom of expression and identification in terms of one’s gender and sexuality. The aim is to bring together LGBTQ+ artists that live in New Cross and surrounding areas in order to support the community and its creativity. The exhibition will be curated by queer visual artist Usva Inei.

We are now looking for entries for the exhibition. We welcome artwork of any media that responds to the themes of the call, including, but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, video, workshop, performance, sculpture, and installation. Please note that since we want to include as many artists as possible, you may be asked to edit or resubmit work that is very large. Depending on the number and type of entries, video work, performances, and workshops may be shown during viewings or events rather than throughout the show.

We will not be accepting work that is derogatory or against hARTslane’s inclusivity policy.

Eligibility and Submission:

We welcome any work by individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ and live or work in New Cross or surrounding areas (e.g., Peckham, Deptford, Telegraph Hill).

This exhibition is to celebrate and bring together the work of local LGTBQ+ talent. For this reason, we have left the theme intentionally quite vague and open for you to interpret. Our main goal is to bring together local LGBQT+ talent.

Your work does not need to be completely finished for the submission, you may submit a sketch. However, we need to be able to get an idea of what you will be creating.

We will accept one work per artist.

We will not be accepting work that is derogatory or against hARTslane’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy.

Submission of work and participation are free of charge.

Click HERE to submit your work. 

Drop-Off and Pick-Up of Artwork:

You will need to physically drop off your work at hARTslane on Wednesday 13 March 2024, 4-8pm (or have someone drop it off for you). The work needs to be ready to hang.

Please provide written detailed instructions on hanging and installing. We will have nails and screws but If your work requires special fittings, you will need to provide them and you may be asked to help with installation.

Artwork will need to be picked up on Sunday 24th of March between 6 and 8pm. hARTslane does not have the space to store work outside of exhibition dates.


The exhibition will be curated by visual artist Usva Inei. Usva (they/them) is a trans non-binary visual and performance artist. Usva mainly works through mixed media installations, with printmaking being at the centre of their practice. Working from their own lived experiences as a queer immigrant, Usva’s artwork addresses themes of misuse of power, suppression of freedom of speech, and generational trauma.

Following hARTslane’s policies, we aim to take all submissions. However, please note that due to spatial restriction, we may need to ask you to adapt or resubmit work if it is large. Depending on the number and type of entries, video work, performances, and workshops may be shown during viewings or events rather than throughout the show.

Care of work and liability:

The utmost care will be taken of all work submitted, however hARTslane shall not be liable for any:

  • theft of, loss of, or damage to the artwork whilst on display/exhibition or stored in the gallery or the Artist’s property during the exhibition period;
  • personal injury of the artist except to the extent that this was due to hARTslane’s negligence;
  • exhibiting artists will assume the responsibility to insure their works. The gallery is covered by Public Liability Insurance policy.


Exhibiting artists accept and agree that all works in the exhibition may be photographed and used for publicity and promotion of the exhibition (including on social media).

For further information please email


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