Beneath the Earth

Deadline: 28/05/2023

Venue: Fronteer Gallery  |  City: Sheffield  |  Region: South Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Fronteer Gallery are looking for artwork which responds to the theme of ‘Beneath the Earth’ to be part of an exhibition in June 2023. This could be related to archaeology, death, plants, secrets, or anything else that inspires you.

Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield are looking for artworks to form an exhibition called Beneath the Earth in June 2023. The theme is completely free to interpretation, and you may find inspiration from archaeology, burials, treasure, plants, foundations, or anything else that relates to the theme.

Work can be wall mounted or sculptural. Wall mounted work can be any size or shape, but should be no bigger 70x70 cm. Sculptural work should fit on a 30x30cm plinth or smaller, or can be bigger if it does not need to stand on a plinth. We regret that we are unable to accept audio or video works. 

Artists are invited to submit 1 piece of work for the exhibition. You may provide a short description of no more than 150 words which will be displayed alongside the work. 

The exhibition will run from 21st June – 8th July 2023.

There will be a Private View event on Tuesday 20th June 6-7.30pm.

Please note, the gallery is upstairs and there is no disabled access.

Artists from all backgrounds are invited to submit ONE piece of work each. It is free to apply with only successful artists paying a fee of £30.

In return for your fee, you will get a private view evening with free drinks which you are welcome to bring friends and family along to, invigilation throughout, and promotion of the exhibition online through social media posts.

The submission deadline has been extended to 28th May 2023.

Successful artists are welcome to send their work by post. Work should be posted directly to the gallery.

Work sent by post should reach us by 10th June 2023 at the latest. 

Artists are also welcome to deliver work in person to the gallery during gallery opening hours, between 27th May – 10th June. If you have any issues with these dates please contact us before applying. 

Successful artists should pay their £30 fee by 10th June 2023.

Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition, and there is a commission charge of 10%.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

How to Submit

Wall Mounted work

Artists are invited to submit one piece of work each. Work can be any size or shape but should be no bigger than 70x70 cm. Please give us the completed size of your work including any frames or mounts. All work should be ready to hang and can be framed or unframed, with suitable hanging attachments in place. You may submit up to 3 images of your piece of work. 

Please note, although there is an upper limit size restriction, we only have a limited capacity to accept larger works, and smaller works are much more likely to be successful.

Sculpture and 3-D

3-D and sculptural work that does not hang on the wall should be able to fit onto a 30 x 30 plinth. Work can be larger if it does not need to be displayed on a plinth, but please give clear instructions as to how the work should be displayed and what you will provide yourself to aid its display. All work should arrive ready to display. 

Work should be collected from the gallery between Wednesday 19th July – Friday 12th August during gallery opening hours.

If you would like your work returning to you by post please be aware that we charge a fee which includes a £5 handling fee and 2nd Class signed for postage. Larger parcels can be returned through Parcelforce and will be sent Express 48. Couriers cannot collect your work from the gallery and we do not print postage labels. If work is small enough you are welcome to include a stamped addressed envelope for return postage which will incur no further charge. 

All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece or size submitted may be rejected. If you wish to submit any form of print, it will be your responsibility to print it off and prepare it for exhibition before delivering it to us.

Thank you and good luck!

The Fronteer Team


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any UK based artist.
When is the deadline?
28th May 2023.
How many works can I submit?
One per artist.
When is the delivery date?
By 10th June 2023.
When do I need to collect my work?
between 19th July - 12th August 2023.
How much does it cost?
It is free to submit with successful artists paying a £30 fee.
Is there a private view / opening?
Tuesday 20th June 6-7.30.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 11-4
Wednesday 11-4
Thursday 11-4
Friday - Closed
Saturday 2-5
Does the location have disabled access?
No. The gallery is upstairs with no disabled access.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be contacted by 27th May 2023.

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