One Paved Court is run for artists by artists. We support artists wanting to show innovative, challenging work.

Our architect-designed gallery spaces are housed in a restored Georgian building in the heart of Richmond. The building benefits from a shop front directly on to a busy pedestrian lane off Richmond Green. The Gallery is on two levels, ground and first floors. Both are light and domestic in scale and have an integral hanging system and specialist track lighting.

At certain times of the year, One Paved Court runs a programme of 3-week artist-led exhibitions providing an opportunity for artists to show their work in a professional gallery setting, planned with the support of gallery staff.

This programme offers artists the opportunity to create and participate in ambitious, challenging exhibitions and events. We will showcase your work both in our gallery, and on-line on our website, in our newsletter and on our social media. You will have access to our network of visitors who appreciate the chance to visit and exchange views.

Submissions are welcomed from solo or small groups of artists working in any media. Regular ‘Open Calls’ are issued on social media, but you may submit a proposal at any time.

Selection Criteria:

Artists are chosen based on strength of ideas and quality of work.

We particularly welcome artists whose work focuses on relevant concerns in contemporary art practice, who would like the opportunity to experiment and push their work without commercial constraints, and who use varied media such as film, sound and installation as well as painting, drawing and sculpture.

One Paved Court’s ethos is to give visitors the opportunity to engage directly with artists, and so we give preference to artists whose work has a particular focus on community engagement and are planning to offer workshops during their show.

Every selected artist will be expected to give either an artist’s talk or a more informal ‘Meet the Artist’ event.

Our artist-led shows suit early to mid-career working artists, who are not regularly represented by a gallery, and we welcome shows from all artists regardless of sex, age, race, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.

Proposals go through a rigorous selection process by our panel, from which we curate a varied cohesive programme of exhibitions to engage and challenge our audience.

How to Submit:

Please email a PDF with your proposal for a show. This should include a title and a statement about your show in under 400 words; a maximum of 4 images (or 2 per artist for a group show); a cv/bio and a link to your website(s).

Our artist-led shows are based on a discounted fixed fee, which is a contribution to our overheads. Our marketing and PR is given free. Please contact us for details of our current rates and Terms & Conditions.

Where credited, photographs are by and copyright Nick Gutteridge.

To download dimensioned Gallery PDFs click below:

Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Internal Elevation to Street
Internal Elevation to Rear
Internal Elevation to The Green
Internal Elevation to The River