A Modern Bestiary : Animals - fact & fiction - Open Exhibition Winter 21-22 - Apply Now
Deadline: 12/09/2021 | Published: 15/06/2021 | City: Todmorden | Country: United Kingdom | Water Street Gallery
Unique opportunity to participate in creating a visual Modern Bestiary in this gallery. Explore the animal kingdom, real and imagined, mythical and scientific.
Do your creative skills harness this brief. Challenge and experiment? Painting, drawing, 3D, assemblage, printmaking, ceramics, lens based.
A few thoughts: Steeped in tradition the Bestiary has compelled artists and writers from shamanistic neolithic era to medieval times, from Victorian to the 21st century.
Historically intended as moral instruction the iconography, usually accompanied with text, followed the sequence of creation theories traditionally hybrid creatures - Unicorn, Lion, Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Sea Creatures
Current interactions of humans with animals is today at the forefront of our consciousness and conscience. Now more than ever.
The issues are complex and diverse whether farmed for food, sport, for research, conservation, or as companions, and are frequently experience by us humans from a distance as TV documentaries, books and stories, anthropomorphic cartoons, games and of course, art.
Bringing people closer to the animal kingdom in intriguing, joyous, powerful and sometimes scary ways.
We hope to make this an extended and interactive exhibition with poets, writers, workshops and the like.
£10 fee in total for all accepted submissions.
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