Cut, Torn & Mended: online exhibition for Artist/Mothers

Deadline: 29/03/2023

Venue:  |  City: online  |  Lauren McLaughlin

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Open Call for artists who identify as mothers to submit collage works for our Cut, Torn & Mended World Collage Day 2023 Online Exhibition & Zine.

The aim of the exhibition is to create an accessible opportunity for our members to show their work, and to highlight the diverse ways in which collage is used in artist mothers’ practices. We are interested in exploring how the use of collage appears at different stages in the creative process and how it allows us to transform the visual information surrounding us to make new meanings.

How has collage allowed artists with caring responsibilities to continue their practices at times where space and resources may be limited? How does the act of collaging help us to make sense of the world, communicate different experiences, understand our emotions and improve our mental health? What can we learn through the process of cutting, tearing, and mending?

There is no set theme for this exhibition; work can explore any subject. The joy of the exhibition is that collage is so open to interpretation and can include a number of different methods: traditional cut and paste techniques, photomontage, mixed media, appliqué, digital works etc. The only requirement is that submitted work must include at least two elements that are ‘collaged’ together somehow (cut, glued, stuck, stitched, torn, spliced, ripped, sewn, mended etc).

  1. You must be a member of Spilt Milk to submit work. New members are welcome to join us before the deadline. Membership is open to any artist who identifies as a mother: sign up here.

  2. There is no theme but work submitted must be a collage. 

  3. You can submit up to 3 works for consideration.

  4. Submission is free for professional members.

  5. Community members are asked to contribute a small admin fee of £8.

  6. Work can be for sale up to a maximum price of £400.

  7. Spilt Milk will take a 30% commission on sales.

  8. All submissions will be considered to feature in the accompanying zine. If successful we may contact you for higher resolution images (at least 1748 x 2480 pixels and 300 dpi).


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists who identify as a mother / caregiver. Eligible artists are asked to sign up as a member of Spilt Milk Gallery CIC before the deadline.
When is the deadline?
March 31st
How many works can I submit?
up to 3
How much does it cost?
We have sliding scale membership prices from £2 per month - £12 per month.
Lower paying members are asked for an £8 application fee.
Are there payments to artists?
If your work sells, you will receive 70%

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