British Turkish artists invited to submit works for the 5th Turkish Community Art Exhibition

Emre Institute London have announced details of their annual art event for the British Turkish community.

Now in its fifth year, the Turkish Community Art Exhibition is a multi-disciplinary showcase of art produced by both amateur and professional artists of Turkish origin living in the United Kingdom.

Talented British Turks of all abilities, from emerging and established artists through to those for whom art is a hobby, are encouraged to submit their artwork now for consideration.

The art can be traditional or contemporary, presented in any medium, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and digital arts, such as photography and illustration. The deadline for submissions is 15 February.

A jury that includes the Turkish Republic’s Consul General in London, Bekir Utku Atahan, and Yunus Emre Institute London Director Dr Mehmet Karakuş, as well as notable Turkish artists in the UK, will be responsible for deciding which of these submissions make it into the exhibition.

After two years of exhibiting online, the exhibition reverts to an in-person event and will open on 6 March and run for three weeks. However, the online gallery will be maintained, enabling art lovers all around the world to see the Turkish talents on show.

See below for more information, including exhibition terms and a link to the online application form.

Key Dates: 

Submission Deadline: by 6pm on 15 February 2023

Selection Announcement: 24 February 2023

Exhibition Dates: private opening on 6 March, public able to view from 7 to 31 March 2023 during working hours, 10am–6pm.

Collection Dates: 5 – 26 April 2023 (needs to be arranged by the entrant)

Click here for the application form, and terms and conditions.

Main image, top, of 3 artworks from the 4th Turkish Community Art Exhibition in 2022, from L-R: Close Friends (sculpture) by Dilber Duygu Temur, Love of the Mediterranean (mixed media on canvas) by Şöhret Başaran Howells, and Colourful Bird (watercolour) by Bilal Köse. Learn more about these artists and artworks, and see more works from the 2022 exhibition online gallery.