Exhibition Gallery in Origin

The Gallery Space is available for hire for exhibitions

The new gallery space is located in our upstairs gallery which has plenty of natural light and lovely wooden floors.

The space can be hired as one large or two smaller spaces. There is also CCTV covering the area. There are a couple of glass cabinets, some plinths available on request. There is plenty of space for browsers and any maker or artist may bring in extra display pieces if they so wish. If you wish to see the space please feel free to come in the Origin during normal opening hours.

Hire information

  • The room is available for hire for exhibitions for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks.
  • Artists and makers looking to hire the gallery space are subject to approval by the Origin board of directors. They will need to submit a written request and provide at least 4 examples of their work.
  • Exhibits may be 2D or 3D and not limited to any particular medium. All artwork must be professionally presented prior to the exhibit. Origin reserves the right to refuse work that does not meet the existing standards of the gallery.
  • Either individuals or groups may apply to exhibit
  • The installation and removal of work is the responsibility of the artist or maker and shall remain in place for the duration of the agreed length of the exhibition. Anyone wishing to vary this must discuss it with the Gallery Manager.
  • Insurance coverage for the loss of or damage to of any work is entirely the responsibility of the artist or maker.
  • Printed material to market the exhibition and invites to meet the artist/maker (if required) should they wish to do so are the responsibility of the hirer. Origin will include additional publicity {main gallery publicity, website, newsletters ad social media}
  • Should any artist / maker wish to have a ‘meet and greet’, this must take place on a Saturday. The hirer will be responsible for any invitations and any other arrangements on that day.
  • Origin members may also hire the space but 75% of work must be new and not seen in Origin before.
  • One Gallery side window will be made available for the hirer to place work in. If hiring the full space you will have this to yourself. If hiring a half space then this will be shared.
  • Price labels for all artwork will be included with a specific code applied this to be discussed with artist / maker on acceptance.
  • The space will not be available for hire for the month of December but Origin will put on an exhibition by invitation for those who have taken a paid exhibition space during the past year.
  • The gallery will be open during normal hours 10.00am – 5pm and manned by the members of Origin
  • Set up will be between 1pm and 5pm on a Friday and take down from 10am and 1pm on a Friday.

Cost & Commission

  • Hire of the full space is £100 per week
  • Hire of half the space is £50 per week
  • Commission is 25% on sales and 15% for members of Origin Commission will not start until you have covered your hiring in sales.
    For example: you hire the space for 1 week for £100; commission will start when you have sold £100 of work.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Submission Criteria

  • All submissions must be received in writing either by post or e-mail to Joanna Kingston, Gallery Manager, Origin 23 King Street Carmarthen or joannaekingston@aol.com.
  • A minimum of 4 images are required for review. If e-mailing these must be in JPG format and no larger than 300kb.
  • An application form for submission can be received on request or from Origin during opening hours
  • Please indicate your preferred dates for exhibiting.