Open Call

Deadline for entry: 28th of March 2019



Warbling invites submissions of contemporary art for a curated group pop-up exhibition to be held in Hackney Wick, London from the 22nd to the 30th of April 2019.

The title of our third exhibition is “We can only have fun on certain days”, we want to see submissions of bright light or somber shade, which are either energetic expressions of life or lethargically sleepy. Our plan is to create a show of extreme contrasts in energy from those of us that are decidedly introverted to those who just. can’t. sit. still.

This time we’re exhibiting within the wonderful Stour Space in Hackney Wick. A space which houses numerous artist studios, a café and most importantly a large gallery area. Stour Space is truly a hub for the local area, promoting and producing art and design, performance and innovative business, also working in collaboration with many local enterprises, residents, artists and committees.

The Warbling organisers will select and curate a selection of approximately 50 pieces from 50 artists who submit their work to be hung alongside each other. Selected work will also be promoted online via the @warblingcollective Instagram account and website in addition to being showcased within our carefully curated exhibition.


At the moment we're entirely self funded, thus we require a submission fee of £20, all proceeds are directly used for Warbling organising costs for this and future projects in order promote and bring artists, their artwork, and ideas together.

Everyone who makes a submission regardless of whether their work is selected for this particular show, will receive an invitation to the private view and be greeted warmly with a cold beer.

Submission fee is £20.

Entry deadline is 28th of March 2019.


We're London-based artists who are seeking to bring together, curate and exhibit like-minded and light-hearted creatives, creating a community of people who maybe might just by chance be following each others instagrams already.

Although we consider Warbling to be an ever changing and growing group of artists, there are three of us who sort of turn the cogs and get this thing moving.


Vanessa cabanas

Vanessa Cabanas is a fine artist from Galicia, Spain who works within but is not limited to the medium of photography and collage. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and a Master's Degree in Research and Practice in Contemporary Art from the University of Vigo, Spain. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in both London and Spain. She moved to London in 2015 having previously studied at Kingston University and interning in London, Vanessa is currently completing a Master's Degree in Graphic Design. @v.anessacabanas


Onur Safak

Onur Safak is a Poet, Illustrator, Painter and DJ from Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated 2013 from Istanbul Bilgi University with a degree in Photography and Film. His artworks, illustrations and poetry have been published in many Turkish and British publications including New River Press: When They Start to Love You as a Machine You Should Run, Year of the Propaganda Corrupted Plebiscites and Natama (Turkish Magazine). Currently a resident DJ at Netil Radio in London Fields, Onur describes himself as the Saturday Morning Jazz Doctor. @onur.safak & @j.d.safak


Robyn Graham

Robyn Graham is a British Artist who works predominantly in hand drawn patterns and repetitive abstract paintings. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2015 with a degree in Fine Art, where she also completed a 6 months Erasmus at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Upon graduating she was awarded the Kupambana Art Prize and was also a finalist for The Clyde & Co Art Award that year. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in London, Paris and Stockholm and was recently featured in Chris Lewis’s non-fiction bestseller ‘Too Fast to Think’. @robyn.graham

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submitting artwork

Please complete the submission form and pay submission fee via the PayPal donate button below.

Please note that unfortunately this time submissions are only open to London-based artists or artists able to deliver their work in person. This is due to us not being able to receive deliveries at this time.

Your submission will not be considered until both have been completed. (Please note: If you have trouble with the submission payment, get in touch with us, and we’ll get it sorted!)
Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to If you encounter any issues with this form or any other part of the submission process, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

All artists are eligible to submit work for consideration. Work submitted must be new within the last 2 years. There is no limitation on size or medium. If selected, you may be asked for additional images/information for further promotional purposes.

Specifications & Requirements:

•    Artists may submit up to 5 distinct pieces of work for consideration.

•    Images must be uploaded directly to the form.

•    It is recommended that art is for sale. Warbling will handle all sales and related communication.

•    Stour Space asks for a 40% commission total on any sales. Please factor in this amount when determining your prices.

•    The cost of delivering artwork to the exhibition space is the responsibility of the artist, along with any insurance. Please take this into consideration when submitting works that may cost more to transport.

•    In the case that an artwork does not sell, a return collection/courier is the responsibility of the artist. The artist is not responsible for shipping if the artwork sells during the exhibition.

•    Substitutions are not guaranteed. Please be aware that if an accepted work sells, becomes otherwise unavailable, or turns out to be too expensive to ship, there is no guarantee that another work will be substituted.


Submission fee is £20 and payable via this PayPal link:


Important Dates:

•    Entry Deadline:  28th of March 2019

•    If your work is selected, you will receive further information about delivering/collecting deadlines and address at that time.

•    All selected works need to be available for display from the 22nd to the 30th of April 2019. 

Liability & Photography

Although artwork will be handled with care, Warbling cannot be responsible for loss or damage to artworks, and artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance when the work is shipped.
Warbling reserves the right to photograph artwork during the event and use images of the artwork for publicity and educational purposes in perpetuity. By submitting artwork via this call, the artist is agreeing to the terms outlined above.


Submission fee is £20 (non-refundable) per artist, regardless of the number or type of works submitted, limit 5. Online entry only (paypal/credit/debit card).

Image standards:


•    Images must show the exact work you are submitting.

•    Images should be a maximum of 2MB each.

You will be notified either way if your work has been accepted or not. If your work is accepted, you will receive further information.
Your submission will not be considered complete until both steps are complete.