Art In The Dockyard Competition Returns For 2013

Creative and Art Events, Creative Opportunities

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is delighted to announce the return of its popular Art in the Dockyard art competition. Artists, professional or amateur, aged 17+ who live, work or study in Kent are warmly invited to register into the competition before 4 November to potentially see their artwork exhibited in No.1 Smithery Gallery which has hosted art exhibitions from internationally known artists such as Stanley Spencer and Billy Childish.

The competition hopes to find outstanding and inspirational artists who will capture the spirit  and extraordinary character of The Historic Dockyard, under any of the seven categories  – landscape, figurative/portrait, abstract, photography, sculpture/ceramic, mixed media (including textiles) and a special category for this year called Jubilee, celebrating the dockyard 1952-2012.

Registered artists will need to submit their final artworks, digital image or slides to the competition by 18 January 2013. Those successfully selected at the first stage will go on to exhibit in the public Art in the Dockyard Art Exhibition from February to May 2013. Once exhibited, an independent panel of judges will be awarding prizes in each category and presenting the overall ‘Artist of The Dockyard 2013 and Young Artist of the Dockyard 2013’ titles and prizes.

Artists are being requested to register their interest in this competition now, by completing and sending in the official registration form, which can be downloaded from or requested on 01634 823800. There is a £15 registration fee, which will provide the artist with unlimited access to The Historic Dockyard (this does not include entry into the galleries) to gather research and ideas for their creative works.

 For more information about the competition, including the rules and deadlines, please click on to  or email

Area: South East