A Frame

Risograph Print Edition  
Open call

Attention all creatives! A frame gallery is seeking to support under-represent artists who didn’t study art to participate in a unique opportunity. The gallery will support the successful artist to create their very own run of risograph editions. We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds who have a passion for art, regardless of whether or not they have formal education in the field. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for self-taught artists or those who have pursued art independently outside of formal education. We believe that everyone should have the chance to showcase their talent, regardless of their educational background.

There is no theme for the solo exhibitions, we will work alongside successful individuals to help them create a risograph edition. A frame gallery is run by Overlay Press and they will support and mentor you through the creative process. 

We encourage artists of all ages, backgrounds, and mediums to apply as you do not need any printmaking experience.

To apply all we require is for applicants to submit either a brief bio, artist's statement or art cv, alongside maximum of 8 images of their work. You must not have a BA(Hons) degree or higher in an art-based course, such as Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion, Architecture etc.

We can't wait to see your submissions!

Email your applications to:
[email protected]

We are a very small team and will try our best to reply to all applicants.

A Frame by Overlay Press is a public gallery situated on street level outside NewBridge. The project will create new conversations, and support people to create Risograph prints that will be exhibited in a-frame. 

A Frame works exclusively with the under-represent, self-taught and outsiders. 


August 2022 - 'Looming'


Shieldfield Youth Programme  

May 2022 - 'Collabrative print'

A frames (sandwich boards) originally arose in response to inability to self-represent/promote in the traditional way. Which mirrors the current state of post lockdown Newcastle, after all the studio groups being up rooted at once, leaving local artists without enough spaces to make or exhibit their work. Unlike most galleries which are located out of sight and remain undiscovered by the wider community, A Frame gallery will be situated on street level. It will engage with the local community, hopefully will start a conversation and inspire people outside of art circle.

We are always looking new artists, drop us an email at [email protected]