Shifting Centres

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we have had no other option but to postpone this exhibition opportunity until 2021. Please find the new details below and keep an eye out for the open call relaunching next year.

A Society of Scottish Artists Members’ Exhibition at Resipole Studios

The Society of Scottish Artists are delighted to announce a new collaboration with Resipole Studios, Argyll. Shifting Centres will be part of a series of members’ satellite shows across Scotland, which highlight SSA dedication to continually supporting their membership by creating increased exhibition opportunities, whilst building on existing and new relationships, with galleries outwith the central belt.

Since its launch, Resipole Studios continues to present work by artists of many disciplines, with Scotland as their key focus. The gallery is regarded as one of Scotland’s leading contemporary art spaces and, consequently, in 2016 was selected to show work by the late, American abstract-expressionist, Jon Schueler to mark the centenary of his birth.

Open for entries: Saturday 16 January, 2020
Entry deadline: Thursday 22 April 2020, midnight

Resipole Studios is an award-winning fine art gallery located on the West Coast of Scotland. The unique exhibition space hosts an exciting annual programme of exhibitions and workshops of Scottish contemporary art that is both emerging and established. 

Resipole Studios, Acharacle, Argyll, PH36 4HX


All artists are welcome to apply but artists must join or currently be a member of the Society. Membership is open to all artists across the world. There is no additional submission fee. To join click here.

The benefits of membership also include free submission to our Annual Exhibition, promotion of your work and discounts at partner art shops and framers.

Further Information
Artists are invited to submit works in all mediums.
Due to building restrictions work must be no bigger than 200cm on its longest edge.

Please submit up to 6 images or/and a link to a video for each artwork submitted, a description of your work, and a short statement about the work.
All entries must be submitted using the online portal by the stated deadlines.
Only works that have been pre-selected via the online submission process will be accepted.

Selection Notification: Friday 21 May 2021

Artwork Delivery
Delivery direct to Resipole Studios, Acharacle, Argyll, PH36 4HX by arrangement through the SSA. Please be aware that due to the galleries remote location it can only be easily accessed by car.

Central drop off point
Edinburgh: Saturday 12 June 2021, 10 – 4pm

Due to the van door size, there is a size restriction for artworks transported by SSA to Resipole from the pickup point in Edinburgh. If you wish to use this service works must be no larger than 170cm x 140cm.

Plinths and Display Equipment
Artists must provide their own floor standing plinths or display equipment.

All wall-based work submitted must be able to be hung on a hanging system and must have d-rings fitted to the back.
Any specialist display must be clearly outlined in the submission proposal and any extra costs incurred should be covered by the artist.

Selected artists must supply their own electronic equipment if needed at the point of submission. All electronic equipment must be PAT tested prior to handing in. All Monitors will need to be exhibited on plinths due to the hanging system.

All equipment must be labelled with artist’s name and contact number.

Please see the online submission portal for full information.
If you have any queries regarding your submission please contact

Image: Annabel Stogdon, Solar Reports (detail), pigment and beeswax on board, 2019.