Marylebone design studio SoShiro has launched a competition inviting artists to submit work for the chance to showcase their art at the studio’s gallery on Welbeck Street, The Artistry, and a stay in its artist’s residence.

The competition, ‘Unlock’, is open to artists of all kinds – from photographers and painters to sculptors. SoShiro’s creative director Shiro Muchiri will review all entries herself, before selecting a shortlist of 20 to take before a panel of industry-leading judges.

“We want to unite the online creative community and provide a worthwhile platform for up-and-coming artists to showcase their unique talents to a much wider audience,” says Muchiri. “The theme of ‘Unlock Your Spirit’ is about inviting artists to embrace their creative side during this lockdown period and express themselves through their art.”

The show is provisionally planned to take place in late September, although it may be moved depending on the length of lockdown.

To enter, artists are invited to post an image or video of their artwork on Instagram and tag @so.shiro, along with the hashtags #ArtistsSupportingArtists and #UnlockYourSpirit by June 30.


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