Open Call 2017 - Isherwood Gallery at The Old Courts

Deadline for submissions: 16/01/2017  |  Venue: Isherwood Gallery  |  City: Wigan  |  Region: Greater Manchester  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Created by: Jess Rotherham

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Exhibition proposals for The Old Courts 2017 gallery program are invited from artists & curators.

Exhibition proposals for The Old Courts 2017 gallery program are invited from artists & curators. We welcome ambitious proposals for solo and group shows from a variety of disciplines to exhibit in the Isherwood Gallery. Applications for January, February and March will be considered first. Please note the months that you are applying to when making your application. 

 

The Old Courts is a 69,000 square ft. not for profit multi-arts venue which aims to bring innovative art, music, comedy, dance and spoken word to Wigan. Our building was built is 1887 and retains much of its original charm, including a Victorian courtroom and adjoining prison cells. It currently houses an art gallery, artist studios, two music venues, bars, band practice rooms and cellar cinema with plans to have an art café and theatre in the near future. The building has excellent links to both Liverpool and Manchester. The Old Courts believe in a healthy cross-over between disciplines and would welcome any related events alongside an exhibition, such as workshops, talks, music and screenings.

Exhibitions will last for 2-4 weeks, including installation. There will be no charge for the exhibition space, and no commission on sales, all proceeds go to the exhibitors.

Measurements for our two adjoining gallery spaces are as follows:

Room 1: 30x18ft

Room 2: 18x15ft 

The Old Courts will publicise the exhibition via events listings, social media, mailing lists and posters. Material expenses, transport, and installation costs are the responsibility of the artists/curators. Artists/curators are obliged to provide their own public liability insurance and to contribute to the invigilation of the exhibition when possible.

For more information, please contact us using the button below. We're looking forward to hearing from you soon.

www.theoldcourts.com

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All artists are curators are eligible to apply.
How many works can I submit?
Applicants can submit as many works as they feel fit. Please bear the gallery measurements in mind when making your application:
Room 1: 30x18ft
Room 2: 18x15ft
When is the delivery date?
Works are to be delivered on Tuesday before the exhibition opens.
When do I need to collect my work?
Works are to be collected on the Monday after the exhibition closes.
How much does it cost?
There will be no charge for the exhibition space, and no commission on sales, all proceeds go to the exhibitors. The gallery is invigilated by volunteers. All potential buyers will be directed to deal with the artist directly.
Are there payments to artists?
At this time we do not have funding to pay artists. There will be no charge for the exhibition space, and no commission on sales, all proceeds go to the exhibitors.
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes
What are the exhibition opening hours?
The gallery is always open 11-4pm Friday-Sunday. Other times in the week rely largely on the availability of our volunteers, as the gallery is invigilated by volunteers (and the exhibiting artists, when possible).
Does the location have disabled access?
No
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The Old Courts will publicise the exhibition via events listings, social media, mailing lists and posters. Material expenses, transport and installation costs are the responsibility of the artists/curators.
Do I need to be present?
It would be fantastic for the artists to be present at the venue for at least part of their show, and at the private view. However, we understand that artists have other commitments. Any help with invigilation would be much appreciated.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
If your proposal is chosen we will contact you to confirm and arrange the finer details. You will be given contact details of the Gallery Coordinator whom you can ask any further questions you have.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We are looking for innovative work in any medium. We have an open brief and welcome ambitious proposals from individuals and groups from a variety of disciplines to show in the Isherwood Gallery. The Old Courts believe in a healthy cross over between disciplines and would welcome any related events alongside an exhibition, such as workshops, talks, music and screenings.
The Old Courts believe in a healthy cross over between disciplines and would welcome any related events alongside an exhibition, such as workshops, talks, music and screenings.

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