Gordon Burns, Art Exhibition Co-ordinator

The Festival Art Programme consists of a major open exhibition of artwork open to all in the area who have paintings, drawings or any form of 2D and 3D creative works to show.

We continue our annual exhibition of artworks created by the primary school children in the Colne area and a digital image competition and a photographic competition. Again there is a series of Open Studios providing the opportunity to meet local artists and see them at work.

2015 Open Art Exhibition

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th October - Admission Free - Marden House

An open exhibition of artworks by local artists at Marden House in the centre of Calne
Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 12.00 noon & 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 12.00noon & 2.00pm - 4.00pm, Sunday 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Please note - at times the hall may not be accessible owing to events taking place for the Festival. Please check the Festival programme and the website. Submission date for artworks at Marden House is: Sat 26th September from 10am to 2pm only.

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

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Public Vote Winners Prize
The Festival Fund is giving away £75 in prizes to the top three artworks voted for by the viewing public. First place award is £50, with second place £15 and third place £10.

Skylight Publishing Award

Skylight Publishing is a fine art printing service, based in Calne. They are awarding a £50 Amazon Gift voucher, and 25% discount off all fine art photography/printing work undertaken by Skylight Publishing over the following 12 months.


Digital Image Competition

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

Digital Image Competition
An open online competition for up to three of your digital images. E-mail entries in jpeg format (max 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 11th 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 6th October. Entry is FREE NB. Calne Camera Club members are not eligible to enter.

2014 Winners

Rupert Procter Pami Karen Katie Charlton, Age 17

FIRST PLACE Untitled 1 Rupert Procter


Calne Camera Club PhotoFest Exhibition

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th October - Heritage Centre - Free Admission

Open Daily 10.00 am to 4.00 pm - Closed Monday 5th October

Calne Camera Club is presenting its major annual Members Exhibition. Featuring more than 150 prints by local photographers, it includes 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


Children’s Art Exhibition

Library - During Library opening hours - Admission Free

The Festival is delighted to showcase wonderful pieces of art by some of our talented young artists from local primary schools. This is on display in Calne Library. Please take the opportunity to view the multi-media work during normal library opening hours.

Prizes are awarded by independent judges and will be presented at the ABRSM High Scorers concert on Saturday 10th October at 3.00pm in Marden House.

Calne Artists Group Event

Saturday 10th October 11.00am - 4.00pm - Calne Baptist Church - Admission Free

A collaboration between Calne Artists Group and young people from Calne Baptist Church and the local community, showing an Art Installation Exhibition .

For more details check the Calne Artists Group website: