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International Postcard Show 2023

Surface is delighted to welcome back the International Postcard Show. This vibrant, long-running exhibition is a highly popular feature of our calendar and includes hundreds of original artworks from established and aspiring artists from all over the world. All submissions are included, from painting and print through to textiles and illustration, creating a wonderfully eclectic mix of artwork.

As Nottingham Post commented: Surface Gallery's Postcard Show has become a fixed event in Nottingham's exhibition calendar. And if you still haven't been able to get to one, then do your best to see this year's wild and wonderful incarnation .... There is, as the phrase goes, 'something for everyone.'

All artwork available for sale is priced at just £15, so this is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring art collectors to snap up an original work of art at an affordable price.

Participating artists will have the opportunity to exchange their postcard with another artist selected at random at the end of the exhibition. We hope that this exchange will help foster new connections and encourage communication among artists from diverse backgrounds and different parts of the world.

A panel of Surface judges will select three prize winners. The prizes include a £50 first prize, a year’s subscription to Aesthetica magazine as second prize, and a £25 Etsy voucher for third prize. There is also the People’s Prize, which is chosen by visitors to the exhibition who will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork. The People’s Prize will be an exhibition in our alternative art space, Le Loovre.

The International Postcard Show opens in the Main Gallery in conjunction with Classic Stories by Clive Edwards in the Project Space. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Pheasantry.
14th January – 4th February
Opening night - 13th January, 6-9pm

Free Entry: Everyone Welcome
Surface Gallery, 16 Southwell Rd, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1DL
Fri 13 Jan to Sat 4 February
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