Art is why I wake up in the morning

Opportunity Closing Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 22:00

“Art is why I wake up in the morning”

Abstract paintings, original prints, sculptures MAY 3-4-5, 2019

Art is why I wake up in the morning” held at MMGallery in Mercato Metropolitano - fantastic space attracting thousands of visitors each day - is curated by YMX. Artists are selected purely on the basis of their talent.
YMX and Mercato Metropolitano welcome submissions including abstract art, sculptures, original handmade prints, every medium and size accepted.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organized in the gallery. The exhibition will run from May the 3rd to May the 5th, 2019 and during this time artists will also enjoy great events.

  • -  3rd: opening day with live music;

  • -  4th: “aperitivo session” with food and drinks from MM with live music at £15,00;

  • -  5th: end of the exhibition, meeting between all the artists involved and live music;

    “Art is why I wake up in the morning” is an excellent way for artists both emerging and experienced to showcase their work while also building a strong network within the MM Community.

    Fill in the submission form available through our website. Please submit only one artwork per application. YMX and Mercato Metropolitano are willing to accept up to three applications from each artist. Any submissions exceeding this limit will not be eligible for inclusion in the exhibition.

    Mercato Metropolitano is London’s most innovative space and first sustainable community market for conscientious music, art and food lovers in the heart of Elephant and Castle. MM promotes a healthy and sustainable approach by focussing on artisans and local producers and by raising awareness of sustainability through its onsite urban farm, cookery lessons, cultural programs of films, exhibitions and events.

    Submissions are now open. Deadline April the 22nd, 2019. Submission fee x artwork:


  • -  £70,00 for selected artwork with a maximum dimensions of 30x30cm (12x12 inches)

  • -  £100,00 for selected artwork with a maximum dimensions of 50x50cm (20x20 inches)

  • - £150,00 for selected artwork with a maximum dimensions of 100x100cm (39x39 inches)


The participation includes the following services:

  • -  exhibition space dedicated to the artist's works

  • -  assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport

  • -  assisting in finding accommodation for artist

  • -  the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters

  • -  the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases

  • -  mounting and dismounting of the exhibition

  • -  exhibitions opening event free for guests

  • -  food and drinks deal for artists

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