Gordon Burns Art Exhibition Co-ordinator

The Festival Art programme offers an exhibition of artworks open to all in the Calne area who have paintings, drawings or any form of 2D and 3D creative works to show. There is a public vote with the overall winner prize of £100 gift voucher from Avant-Garde in Calne.

There is also a digital image competition and a photographic exhibition both organised and run by Calne Camera Club. In addition, local artists are invited to open their studios which provides the opportunity to meet local artists and see them at work. We hope you enjoy the local artistic talent.


2017 Open Art Exhibition

Saturday 7th October to Sunday 15th October - Admission Free - Marden House

Monday-Friday: 10.00am - 12 noon & 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday 7th 11:30am -1.30pm only. Saturday 14th 11:30am – 3.00pm
Sundays 1.00pm – 3.00pm

An open exhibition of artworks by local artists at Marden House in the centre of Calne. Please note - at times the hall may not be accessible owing to events taking place for the Festival. Please check the Festival programme.
Submission date for artworks at Marden House is: Saturday 30th September between 10.00am to 2.00pm only.

For further details and entry forms please contact the Art Co-ordinator:
Telephone: 01249 813328 Email:

Sponsored by Bevirs Solicitors


Public Vote Winners Prize
Avant-Garde (our local arts supplies store in Church St Calne) is providing £150 vouchers in prizes to the top three artworks voted for by the viewing public. First place award is £100, with second place £30 and third place £20.

Sponsored by Avant-Garde Art & Craft Supplies (Church Street, Calne)


Children's Art Competition

Closing date: Friday 29th September

Digital Image Competition

Enter the Festival Digital Image Competition and show us your creative look on life.

Digital Image Competition - Entry is FREE
An open online competition for up to three of your digital images. Email entries in jpeg format (maximum size 1400 pixels across) direct to
Please state your age if you are under 17.
Winning images will be selected by an experienced judge, and certificates will be awarded on Sunday 15th October in Marden House during the Finale, with a special category for “Under 17” winners. All entries to be displayed for twelve months in Festival Gallery on

Closing date - Monday 9th October

NB. Calne Camera Club members are not eligible to enter this competition

2016 Winners

Adult winners Junior Winner
1st Jill-Brown 2nd Mike-White Tom-Palmer


Calne Camera Club PhotoFest Exhibition

Saturday 7th October to Sunday 15th October - Heritage Centre - Free Admission

Open Daily 10.00am to 4.00pm except Sunday 2.00 to 4.00pm.
Admission Free

Calne Camera Club presents its major annual Members Exhibition at the Calne Heritage Centre. Featuring more than 150 prints by local photographers, it may include some images that have gained international recognition.
Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their very own favourite print. The club meets at Beversbrook Community Centre on most Monday evenings, new members always welcome – see