Open Art Exhibition


Call to Artists

Deadline extended to 24th October!

This is the first exhibition by the registered charity Families Out Loud. Our mission is to support families of drug & alcohol users in Wiltshire through one-to-one counselling, support group meetings and bereavement support.

This exhibition is open to all artists, non-artists and makers living in Wiltshire and the southwest who have a lived-experience, interest or concern about addiction and its effects.

As a family member effected by a loved-one’s drug or alcohol abuse, do you find art to be a therapeutic support?

Has art supported you in your recovery from addiction?

Are you an artist whose work has something to say about addiction and society?

Is the art you create influenced by a childhood experience of parents that had problems with drugs and alcohol?

We want to create a thought provoking exhibition that has a broad rang of work covering a spectrum of experience from dark to light and one that shows how art allows us to examine, confront and survive addiction.

We are looking for strong, dynamic, and thoughtful artwork which expresses the experiences and issues of family members or users themselves, or artists who have an interest in this subject. Most media will be considered so there is room to express your ideas in many ways. The exhibition will BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC in Trowbridge Town Hall from the 5th to 26th November 2022.


First Prize – £500

Second Prize – £250

Public Choice Prize – £100


All work is judged anonymously

Bridget Green Lead Counsellor for Families Out Loud

Maxine Foster artist, and printmaker Insta@maxinefoster19

Sara Siguroardottir painter, and recent graduate form the Royal College of Art, Insta@sarasigurdar

Tim Carroll Swindon based painter and ceramicist Insta@timcarroll_artist

Key Dates

Monday 24th October – Entry Deadline

Wednesday 27th October – Final selection results

Wednesday 2 November – Handing in day for selected works

Saturday 5 November – Exhibition opens

View Entry requirements and guidelines – CLICK HERE