Artober, Leicester – deadline 26 September 2007


We would like to introduce a brand new arts festival occurring in Leicester. It’s happening this October. We’ve called it Artober.

Artober runs from 12th – 26th October 2007 and will showcase multidisciplinary contemporary art around the city.

We’ll launch with a special event which will include art, music, performance, and more… Exhibitions and events follow for the next fortnight – including an exhibition at the LCB Depot and Pocklingtons Gallery, digital art at the Phoenix, as well as Open Studios at from many of the city’s studio groups.

Contemporary Artists: Get Involved!

Are you a contemporary artist looking for an opportunity to exhibit?

If the answer is yes then get involved!

To exhibit your work through Artober at the LCB Depot or Pocklingtons Gallery Exhibition; simply complete the form ( ) and send us the requested documentation of your work (see below for details).

Artober is also inviting you to stage your own event or performance, whether in a gallery, warehouse, phone box, or in your front room… it’s up to you. Submit your event information by Wednesday 26th September and we’ll include your information in our publicity.

Whether showing, taking part or visiting, Artober will be an important opportunity to meet fellow artists and creative types from Leicester and surrounding cities so we look forward to seeing you at the Launch event and hope you will spread the word far and wide.

Artober aims to combine the best of Hidden Treasures 2005 and sLideshow 2006, maintaining the momentum of artistic activity in the city for future events.

We look forward to your contributions, and meeting you all soon,

The Artober Team


We welcome any kind of medium, for example: painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, audio or video works, photography and digital media.

Please submit:
– Up to 10 items of documentation of the works of art you wish to exhibit. Do not send any original materials. Accepted formats for submission are:
—- JPEG images
—- 35mm photos/slides
—- up to 3 minutes of video on CD/DVD.

– A completed submission form including the details of your work and your contact details

– Your Artist CV

We will assume you do not wish us to return your submission documents to you (unless you supply us with a fully paid SAE)

If you wish your work to be made available for sale them please include details of prices (we will not charge commission on sales

Send to either or Artober, 1 54 Wilberforce Road, Leicester, LE3 0DH by Wednesday 26th September

It is free to submit work. If your work has been selected you will be notified on the first or second of October and asked to deliver your work to us during the first week of October. There will be a nominal exhibition fee of £5 (this is to cover associated administrative costs). Upon the exhibitions completion you will be asked to arrange the pick up of your work, the details of this will be arranged by negotiation if your work is selected.

Please note the following:

The exhibition at the LCB Depot will run from the 16th-26th of October.

The exhibition at the Pocklingtons Walk will run from 12th- 26th of October.

The selection panel will include Hugo Worthy of the City Gallery, and Professor Gen Doy of De Montfort University.

Decisions upon the final selection and placing of work rest with the selectors and Artober Team. We will endeavour to be considerate to the nature of the work and the venue chosen to exhibit it

If you have any questions please email us on . Keep your eyes on for more information, we’ll be in touch soon,


The Artober Team


  • george fikry says:

    Dear friends,
    A very warm hello from Egypt .
    I’m George Fikry , a contemporary and multimedia artist who would like to participate, with yourExhibition ,through my project .

    Where you can find my previous years projects . It’s important to mention that I’m currently working on some projects related to the Middle East and African arts , and expressing different ideas through media & video arts . It would be a very nice chance to participate actively with you and the last my project show where in the ” 10th Cairo International Biennial ” , held in Cairo Egypt from 12 Dec.2006 till 31 jan 2007 , My contribution this year is under the title” Les Icons De La Narration.”.& The Egyptian pavilion in The 52 nd Venice Biennial held in June 2007,

    If there is a tema of Exhibitionplease reply me soon

    While waiting your most favorable reply ,

    please accept my deepest regards .

    artist /george fikry

  • Chris Joseph says:

    Hi George,

    as the deadline for this event was 26th September you may be too late, but you can contact the exhibition team by going to and following the details there.