The Nutshell prides itself on offering a flexible and versatile building for local artists to exhibit their work. Our ground floor area provides two spaces (Shell A and our foyer) both installed with the STAS hanging system with integrated lighting. We are a not-for-profit organisation and so charge for the hire of our spaces; information on which can be found below.


We require potential exhibitors to complete this online application form if they are interested in hiring our exhibition space. Proposals will be assessed by The Nutshell’s curator Rachel Niddrie who will assess each application on a case-by-case basis.

Exhibition Spaces


This is our main exhibition area with approx. 16m of wall hanging space and is situated on the ground floor. Shell A is a multi-disciplinary space being used by a number of organisations (during term-time), if exhibitors would like to hire the space that requires use of the whole space then please fill in this online application form; please note that prices are more than stated below.


Our lobby has four hanging areas totalling approx. 5m.



Two weeks: £150 + VAT | Three weeks: £200 + VAT | Four weeks: £250 + VAT


Two weeks: £300 + VAT | Three weeks: £385 + VAT | Four weeks: £470 + VAT


Discretionary 10% commission on artwork.