Due to a last minute cancellation, we've had the opportunity to add an open call to our calendar at very short notice. So, we've come up with something we think is quite creative to try and deliver an ambitious and exciting exhibition in a very short time frame! If you feel you can join us on this exciting journey, and work with us to some unfortunately tight deadlines, keep reading to find out what's involved! The formats super simple and open to all creatives!
As part of our continued commitment to offering space for unique and diverse forms of cultural expression, we are excited to welcome submissions to an explorative show which will run throughout February. “The Art of You” will look at works, objects, pieces of narrative, multimedia submissions, written statements, objects, journals, sketchbooks and a diverse array of other submitted material that explore the identity of the artist that submits them. This submission is open to any individual who wishes to celebrate their creativity, whether they are a full time professional artist or last did art at school as a child.
This is intended to be a richly personal exhibition that is open to artists, makers and individuals of any level or discipline to submit something which goes to the heart of their creativity. This might be a sketchbook that looks at their practice in its purest form or an object or item of particular relevance to their work. Equally, the submission could take the form of a completed artwork that is in someway uniquely representative of the artists identity.
We hope in this way to produce a show that is in part autobiographical, and where visitors are encouraged to focus on the lives behind the works. Through the collective display of personal items, the opportunity to draw interpretations of where shared aspects of creation lie, and where difference and similitude can be found in the homes of individual muses will be available, with scope to explore the raw and unrefined elements of creative process.
We view this as an extension of the “sketchbook” or “postcard” model of exhibition which looks at either the process behind an artwork, or a small representation, with our version offering a greater degree of flexibility and wider opportunity for individual expression. The exhibition follows on from a number of other shows hosted at the Gallery including the “Postcard Exhibition” which featured as part of the Gallery’s touring London exhibition, and “The Anonymous Artist”, an open show exploring issues of identity in which artworks were hung anonymously.
Dates and Details!
Dates: The exhibition will run from February 6th - March 2nd with an Artist Preview on February 9th 18:00-20:00. Exhibition set-up will take place during February 5th and the final deadline to receive work is 5PM on Saturday 3rd. Exhibition takedown will be on March 2nd and all works must be collected by March 5th 10AM at the latest unless alternative arrangements are made. Application success will be confirmed on a rolling basis as we receive submissions.