Opportunity: Artist outreach – Christmas exhibition

21st November 2020

Looking for eco-conscious artists for our Christmas exhibition launching 5th December!

Painted Turtle Galleries is a brand new, eco-conscious online art gallery that will launch on 5th December 2020. Our mission is to harness the influential power of art as a tool for creating positive change, whilst encouraging more sustainable practices through the recycling and repurposing of materials within the art world and beyond.

Our mission:

With its ethos symbolic of the legend of the Cosmic Turtle, which supported the world upon its back, Painted Turtle Galleries is currently in the process of building a network of artists who explore sustainable alternatives in their artistic practice. These include upcycling, recycling or using less toxic materials in the creation of their work, thus demonstrating the potential of such innovations for the future of our world. We are proud to be a recent winner of the Creative Business Ideas Competition 2020, sponsored by Creative Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, and we are now through to the final stage of Scottish Institute for Enterprise’s Fresh Ideas Competition.

Our Christmas exhibition:

We will launch our brand new online art gallery by hosting a Christmas exhibition in support of Plastic Oceans UK, where we will be donating 10% of all our profits through the ‘Small Business Star‘ campaign of Work for Good, which doubles all donations throughout December. This will be promoted through Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Edinburgh University, R Sustainable Social Enterprise, and social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.

If you are interested in selling your artwork through the gallery this December, or if you would like some more information, please email Emily Chalmers.

Deadline: 2nd December 2020

We look forward to hearing from you!


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