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'Rewilding'      Prize 2024

Deadline to apply 11.59pm Thursday 13th June 2024



“Nature Galleries have teamed up with the Inverness Botanical Gardens and are looking for artists to display 2D artworks in the Cafe Botanics space. This is a great opportunity for artists wanting to expand their exposure out of their current area and exhibit in a busy café with high footfall. The cafe is open daily from 9.30am - 4 pm. The exhibition will run from Monday 1st July – Saturday 31st August 2024.

The theme will be ‘Rewilding’ and centred around environmental awareness and conservation of Scotland’s native Flora. Artists are encouraged to challenge their use of concept, material and medium to fit the title of the exhibition. “ 

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The opportunity does come with a small prize fund in the form of:

1st prize – £250 cash prize courtesy of the Environmental Department at Scotrail 

2nd prize – £150 cash prize   

3rd prize – Bottle of Cadboll Estate, courtesy of Glenmorangie Cadboll House, Tain.  

Winners of 1st-3rd prize will be announced at the exhibition opening Friday 5th July 2024 5.30pm-7.30pm 

Public choice award – mystery prize donated from The Walrus & Corkscrew, Inverness. 

Winner announced on closing night Saturday 31st August 2024 5.30pm-7.30pm 

Terms and Conditions  

  • £10 for one work/ £15 for two works to apply - non-refundable. Two artworks Maximum.

  • Open to artists living and working in Scotland. 

  • Original 2D work in the form of drawing, painting, photography, glass, textiles or prints etc accepted. Work must be 2D.

  • AI generated work will not be accepted.

  • Maximum artwork size (including frame) 100 (L) x 100cm (H)

  • Provide a short description of your work (250 words maximum) and how it is connected to the theme ‘Rewilding’.  

  • The work can be offered for sale during the exhibition; there will be a commission charge of 20% of the sale price goes to the Inverness Botanical Gardens. Please include the price (if you would like to sell it): if your work is not for sale, please state NFS. 

  • Please feel free to include some business cards

  • It is the artists responsibility to ensure their work is insured, The Botanical Gardens is not responsible for damages. 

  • All work must be fully framed unless it is a stretched canvas and ready to hang with 2x D-rings on the back of all work. (Any work failing to comply will incur a £7 fee.) 

  • All work must be sufficiently and safely packaged. We cannot accept responsibility for any damages occurring in transit. Artists must ensure they have return postage included when shipping work in the event of a no-sale.

  • Artwork must be labelled clearly on the reverse with your name and artwork title. Please also include an arrow indicating which way up it is to be hung. 

  • It is recommended to show work in the region of £50-400 for higher chance of a sale.

  • By taking part in the exhibition, you agree that your images can be used for any publicity material (social media and/or printed material like flyers or posters, etc.). 

Successful participants will be announced by Monday 17th June at 11am.

Work is to be delivered to the curator no later than Thursday 27th June 2024 to: 

Libby Mitchell,

WASPS Inverness Creative Academy,

Midmills Building,


IV2 3JP 

*27/5/24 IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE BE AWARE - Due to a software error, the system is unable to log the price of your artwork in the submissions forms. To avoid any confusion I have removed the price option from the submissions form. Application fees may be invoiced via PayPal instead of through the submission form. 


When shipping, please ensure all artwork includes a label with artist name, title of the work

& the price you wish to sell the work for or NFS (not for sale). 

Sincerest apologies for any confusion.

L x*

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