Up Down (and Somewhere in Between)

Members Show 2021 13 November – 17 December 2021

Up, Down

(and Somewhere in Between)

Schwarmerei Members Show 2021

13 November — 17 December 2021


Call out to Schwarmerei members!

All members are invited to enter works in response to the theme for this year’s exhibition: Up, down (and somewhere in between).

This theme has been selected to allow all artists to produce work covering a wide range of subjects, free to express themselves and show the world who they are, whether they are up or down, or even somewhere in between!

Become a Member
If you are not already a member, and would like to be, details about joining may be found here


Artist members Kate Sawbridge, Maggie Leaver and Lesley Stewart

You may submit up to three works for consideration. Please include details of your name, the title, size, medium and price, where applicable, for each work. If you wish to offer your work for sale, no commission will be taken by the Ort Gallery. The size of the work should be no more than 1 metre. The images of your work need to be of good quality. If submitting online, jpg image files 150dpi minimum are best. Please include a brief statement of no more than 121 words to explain the ideas behind your work.

We will not accept work that is racist, pornographic, transphobic, dis/abelist, ageist, classist, paedophilic, anti-LGBTQIA, or that might be deemed offensive against a minority culture or group.

Please take care to avoid work using any harmful substances that could endanger staff, volunteers or visitors.

Deadline for entries
Wednesday 13 October 2021 midnight GMT. Online to [email protected] or post details to Ort Gallery, 496 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AH.

Notification by email to entrants

Thursday 21 October 2021. Depending on the amount of applications, we might only be able to show one of your submitted works.

Selected artwork

Please bring in selected works to the Ort Gallery by 5pm on Monday 1 November 2021. Please get in touch if this date or time doesn’t work for you. Also, please ensure works come with artist name, title, price tag, hanging fixtures and clear instructions on how to display. There is limited equipment for video and sculptural works. Bringing your own equipment in these cases is recommended.