Beep Painting Biennial 2024

Beep Painting Biennial 2024: I won’t stay in a world without love

We invite artists from all over the world to submit their work for consideration in our upcoming Beep Painting Biennial Exhibition. This exhibition aims to celebrate the diverse and vibrant world of painting, showcasing the creativity and talent of artists across the globe.

This year there will be a change to the application process designed to shake things up, include more artists and make the process easier for overseas artists in light of some of the obstacles caused by Brexit.

As usual artists can submit up to two paintings based loosely on this year’s musical theme. Out of all the applications there will a long list drawn up of artists who will then be each given the title of a song from a rescued 7” vinyl record and create a new painted cover for it. The painted record covers each measuring 18cm x 18cm, and the music will form the main content of the exhibition.

Our panel of judges will select a short list of their top 20 artists from the original applications which will be displayed in the exhibition, from which the winner of the 2024 Beep Painting Biennial will be chosen.

Theme: The title of this year’s exhibition is ‘I won’t stay in a world without love’ a lyric taken from a discarded Beatles song. Artists are asked to submit work which loosely embodies the theme.


  • Open to artists of all levels, from emerging talents to seasoned professionals.
  • All painting mediums are welcome, we will not accept AI generated or printed works.
  • Artists must be 18 years or older to submit their work.
  • Open to artists from all over the world.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Each artist may submit up to two (2) paintings for consideration.
  • Digital JPEG images of the artwork must be submitted via email to by Saturday 6th July midnight.
  • Include the following information in your submission email:
  • Artist’s name
  • Title of the artwork(s)
  • Medium
  • Dimensions (width x height) of the artwork(s)
  • Brief artist statement and biography (350 words max)


It is free to enter Beep 2024. After the selection process if you are one of the artists picked to participate in the Swansea exhibition you will be required to pay a £15 exhibitions fee which will directly feed straight back into the set-up, catalogue and prize costs. Beep and elysium gallery are not-for-profit, artist-led organisations.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: 06/07/2024
  • Notification of longlisted artists: 20/07/2024
  • Notification of shortlisted artists: 28/09/2024
  • Exhibition Dates: 09/11/2024 – 18/01/2025

Selection Process:

  • Submissions will be reviewed by our panel of judges, Nelson Diplexcito, Ann Jones and Bronwen Lewis
  • Successful and unsuccessful artists will be notified via email by the longlist notification date.

How to Submit: Please email your submission to with the subject line: “Beep2024 Submission – [Your Name]”.

Prizes: Beep 2024 winner recieves £1500 and a solo exhibition with elysium gallery

For any inquiries, further information, or if you require assistance with submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact us.