If you experience problems with the online entry process, including payments, or if you have any questions about entering Wells Art Contemporary that can not be answered by reading the Rules & Guidelines, or by looking at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please contact the project managers by email.

The following carriers offer collection/delivery services in various regions. We recommend these couriers for those artists submitting works for the Wells Art Contemporary at The Bishops Palace in Wells. Please contact carriers directly for all transport enquiries:


For all collections in London and South Cast area

South Hams Express

t: 07502041139 / 01803 551368

e: dave.allen500@btinternet.com

For collection in Central London: South Hams Express will be doing a collection at 9.30am on 27th September from outside the Mall Galleries (17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1).

For other collections in and around London, please contact South Hams Express directly.

For collections in the South Coast area, South Hams may be able to offer a service to other regions around the UK so please call and enquire


For collections in and around the Gloucestershire area

John Broadbent

t: 07973 379353


For collections in this area please contact John directly


For other national and international collections

Mid Wales Freight

t: 07866731400

e: sales@midwalesfreight.co.uk

Please contact Nick McNally directly.

Entry Fee is £15 per work or £12 per work for students. Artist may enter up to 3 works.  If you enter less, but wish to add more before the deadline please log in and click Add Entry.

Yes, you do have to pay.  The entry fee for students is £12 per work.

Yes, works should not exceed 2m in any dimension when framed.

Entries can be any medium – painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation or video.

We regret that we cannot exhibit digital work unless all necessary equipment is provided by the artist (for example: monitors, screens, DVD players, headphones etc)

We are trying to encourage all applicants to enter online in order to reduce our paper usage and speed up the application process. However, if you are unable to process an application online, please contact Parker Harris, official organisers of the Wells Art Contemporary, via the contact us form, e-mail info@parkerharris.co.uk or call + 44 (0) 1372 462190, for further details about postal entries.

JPEG, TFFS and PNG file formats are acceptable.  Ideally all images a maximum file size of 1MB.

Check that each of your image files 1MB or less and that it is a JPEG, TIFF or PNG file format.  If you still encounter problems, please contact us using the form on the contact us page, e-mail info@parkerharris.co.uk or call + 44 (0) 1372 462190.

All artists will be notified by Friday 20 July 2018 if they have been selected for exhibition. If you do not hear then contact us using the form on the contact us page.

All work must be delivered directly to the The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD:

  1. Sunday 30 September 2018: 10.30am to 4pm
  2. Monday 1 October 2018: 10.30am to 4pm

All work must be collected directly from the The Bishop’s Palace:

1. Tuesday 23 October 2018: 10.30am – 4pm
2. Wednesday 24 October 2018: 10.30am – 4pm

No, your work does not need to be framed however we would advise that unframed work is protected whilst in transit.

Fixings are not required, they will be supplied and used by the organisers. There should be no projections of any kind whatsoever from the back of the frames to avoid damage to other works.

Help & Support

Please read the FAQs for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris:

+44(0)1372462190(9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

Email Us

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