The gallery is an established artist-run creative space. We select exhibitions by proposal submission. Selected exhibitions showcase innovative, ambitious new work within a contemporary fine art practice. We do not commercially represent artists. The gallery space is not for external hire.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact Mindy Lee at: gallery@imperial.ac.uk

Applications procedure for:

Imperial College proposals

Proposals to exhibit from members of Imperial College

You must be a student or member of staff at Imperial College London at the time of the proposed exhibition.

Proposals will be judged annually for exhibition the following academic year. 


The next deadline for proposals is 6 March 2017 and accepted proposals will be exhibited between October 2017 and September 2018

Not all applications will be successful.

Please send the following information:

  • A working title for the show.

  • An ideal time of year you would like to show [though bear in mind we may not be able to accommodate your request]

  • Who will be exhibiting? If it is a group show, approximate number of people exhibiting.

  • Types of work to be exhibited e.g. painting, sculpture, photography 

  • Jpeg examples of each artist's work
  • An exhibition theme, and how the work will relate or respond to this theme

  • Any special requirements - e.g. structures, specific equipment needed

If sending by email, please write 'In-house proposal' in the subject line and email to gallery@imperial.ac.uk

Or alternatively, post your application to

Blyth Gallery (In-house proposal)
Blyth Gallery

Level 5 Sherfield Building

South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London

SW7 2AZ

Visiting artists proposals

Proposals from Visiting Artists

Please provide:

  • A brief statement for the exhibition overview [Max one side of A4]
  • A list of artists intending to exhibit
  • Up to 3 jpeg images per artist
  • A CV for each artist including a brief artist's statement
  • Details of any previous curatorial experience

If sending by email, please write 'Visiting artist proposal' in the subject line and email to gallery@imperial.ac.uk. Proposals sent by email must not exceed 2MB

Please send a physical copy of proposals to:

Visiting Artists Proposal
Mindy Lee

Blyth Gallery
Level 5 Sherfield Building
Imperial College London

SW7 2AZ

Proposal Submissions timescales

The gallery’s exhibition programme is fully booked one academic year in advance. Proposals are welcome from Imperial College students and staff.

Successful proposals will be exhibited the year after receiving the proposal.

The next deadline for proposals from members of Imperial College is: 15 March 2017

Proposals are also welcome from visiting professional artists, actively engaged in contemporary art practice, although there is currently a 1.5 -2 year waiting list.

Before applying we recommend that you visit the gallery in person.