Exhibition for Printmakers and Designers - The Design Room 2021

Deadline: 05/05/2021  |  Published: 14/04/2021  |  Venue: Artizan Collective Gallery  |  City: Torquay  |  Region: Devon  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Artizan Gallery

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Artizan Collective is pleased to revisit its headline 2020 exhibition, “The Design Room”, which premiered and was abruptly ended just as the UK went into the first national lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being short lived, the exhibition was well received, and the Collective looks forward to expanding its development in 2021.

An Exhibition of Printmaking

Artizan Collective is pleased to revisit its headline 2020 exhibition, “The Design Room”, which premiered and was abruptly ended just as the UK went into the first national lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being short lived, the exhibition was well received, and the Collective looks forward to expanding its development in 2021.

The exhibition welcomes printmakers of all practices to submit on a selective basis including those working with print as part of a textiles and interiors practice, and 3D works incorporating print and paper such as bookbinding and handmade papers.

Exhibition terms and conditions can be found here: bit.ly/2WTRczO

The Exhibition Page is hosted here: art-hub.co.uk/ex/tdr21 

You should read all of the below information before making a submission so that you fully understand the requirements and details you will need to complete this form.

Artizan Collective CIC

Artizan Collective CIC is a non-profit social enterprise supported by Artizan Gallery established in 2019 to take advantage of opportunities to access prominent but vacant retail and commercial buildings on behalf of the arts. In these spaces, they deliver professional curated exhibitions opportunities for the benefit of practitioners and audiences, as well as valuable programmes that promote community arts engagement.

They currently hold a venue at the heart of the English Riviera, situated near the Torquay harbourside and benefitting from prominent positioning, easy accessibility and high footfall, and have developed the space into a welcoming arts space. From here they host an annual programme of open exhibitions and showcases, welcoming professional and award-winning creatives in various fields as well as emerging talent, to exhibit under one roof, whilst promoting the wider cultural offer of this premier seaside resort.

Artizan Collective CIC: www.artizangallery.co.uk/collective

Artizan Gallery: www.artizangallery.co.uk

Opportunities

This is a selective opportunity to which any artist can submit up to a maximum of 10 unique works be they framed for wall display, mounted for browser display, unframed and unmounted for peg display, or 3D for shelf display. Submission is Pay as You Feel. Further details are below:

  • Accepted mediums include any form of relief, intaglio or planographic printmaking (etching, lithograph, woodblock, monotype etc.), darkroom photography practice, textile and 3D works that include an element of print;
  • Excluded mediums include, traditional painting processes and digital photography;
  • Submissions of relevant 3D/sculptural work are welcomed, artists may wish to make direct enquiries about the suitability of work via CuratorSpace;
  • “Framed” work is considered to be any work framed to exhibition standards (as outlined in the opportunity Terms and Conditions);
  • “Mounted” work is considered to be any wrapped or mounted work suitable for browser display;
  • “Unframed and unmounted” work is considered to be on paper, card, textile or a similar lightweight medium. You must be happy for your unframed work to be hung using wooden pegs which will be affixed to the edge of the work. Any work not meeting this criteria or unsuitable for this hanging method should be submitted under another category;
  • There are no restrictions on work dimensions;
  • Multiple editions of a work can be provided for sale, these should be provided adequately protected in a portfolio case or other suitable method;
  • The form will take around 15 minutes to complete provided you have full work details (titles, dimensions, edition numbers, prices, medium) and an artist statement accessible;
  • Please review all submission details carefully;
  • Due to the nature of the venue we cannot accept work considered to be overtly graphic in the representation of violence, sexuality or other potentially offensive material; decisions with regards to the nature of this content is made by the curators and is final. This does not prohibit the depiction of nudity. If you have any queries in advance of making your submission, please contact us via curatorspace

Exhibition terms and conditions can be found here: bit.ly/2WTRczO

The Exhibition Page is hosted here: art-hub.co.uk/ex/tdr21 

Prizes and Benefits

  • Exposure in the English Riviera’s premier selective exhibition gallery
  • Opportunity for commercial sales of work
  • Features in exhibition print and digital promotional material delivered via the channels of the exhibition curators and partner organisations
  • Long-term exposure on the exhibition digital hub including micro-profile and the opportunity for additional features
  • Participation in a major print exhibition for the South West
  • Independently awarded Exhibition Prize


Payments 

There are two ways to contribute when making your submission:

  • Pay As You Feel: You can enter for no fee or alternatively make a contribution you feel is fair for the opportunity offered. We are grateful for donations of any value made by submitting artists.
  • Postcard Donation: We successfully launched our Postcard Donation scheme as part of the English Riviera Winter Open Exhibition 2020, allowing artists to instead of paying a submission fee, donate a small work to the collective. This was a popular option that we now continue for all our exhibitions. You can see examples of donations and how the programme is run at art-hub.co.uk/postcards and further details are below.


Postcard Work Donations

Artists choosing to contribute via this method will be asked to donate a postcard work to the exhibition. This can be a small work, and need be no larger than A4 nor be mounted or framed in anyway. It might be a sketch, study, collage, print or experimentation but whatever form it takes you should be comfortable presenting it as a representative example of your work or process. However, the piece does not necessarily have to be similar to the work in your main submission.

We understand that this submission format is not suitable for people working in all mediums, particularly 3D artists, so do contact us to discuss suitable submissions.

Images of postcard works will need to be provided as part of your submission, and if selected will form part of a visual arts support campaign we will run as part of the event. 

Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Extended to Midday 6th May
  • Confirmation of Success: Midnight 7th May (unless submitted prior to first deadline)
  • Exhibition Start Date: 24th May
  • Exhibition End Date: 27th June
  • Delivery of Work: Delivery of work will be between 8th and 16th May by appointment. Work must arrive no later than 16:00 on the 16th May. Delivery appointments will be bookable 9am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday within these dates.
  • Collection of Unsold Work: A collection schedule will be confirmed for the end of June following the close of the exhibition.
  • Launch Day Event: If a launch event is possible it will be hosted on Saturday 22nd May.
  • Opening Hours: It may be necessary for our opening hours to adjust between now and the exhibition, but we intend to open weekends and 3 week days (5 days/week) 11:00-16:00


COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has required us to make significant changes in the way we work to ensure the safety of audiences and partners. Below we briefly outline our commitment to safety as well as the contingencies in place if for whatever reason events relating to the pandemic impact the exhibition.

Artizan Collective CIC and Artizan Gallery venues and employees undertake all the required steps to remain COVID-19 Secure in line with the government’s standards for retail premises and cultural venues. As well as implementing provisions which enable us to work safely with the public in a retail setting, this also applies to the way we work with artists to securely display and showcase their work and deliver supporting services. If you have any specific queries about how this is achieved or need to make us aware of special arrangements you may require, please get in touch.

KEY CHANGES TO EXHIBITIONS

  • COVID-19 Secure guidelines such as social distancing will apply to all our working practices and may impact delivery and collection procedures. As always, we will aim to be as flexible as possible to support the needs of artists, but some procedures will undoubtedly be more restrictive
  • Retail premises are required to manage their audiences to allow sufficient distancing within venues and as such there will be requirements to limit the total number of visitors in the venue at one time. This may also require us to mark a prescribed route around the exhibition that audiences will be obliged to follow.
  • Due to restrictions on large gatherings we exhibition launch events cannot be guaranteed and the format of these may vary.


CONTINGENCY PLANNING

We do not foresee an eventuality where we have to cancel the exhibition but if for whatever reason this is necessary, we will endeavour to carry over submissions to future opportunities.

SHIELDING

Are you shielding? We want to do our best to support anyone to submit to the show so if you’re shielding, get in touch to discuss options for how you can safely provide work for the show if selected.

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
• Accepted mediums include any form of relief, intaglio or planographic printmaking (etching, lithograph, woodblock, monotype etc.), darkroom photography practice, textile and 3D works that include an element of print;
• Excluded mediums include, traditional painting processes and digital photography;
• Submissions of relevant 3D/sculptural work are welcomed, artists may wish to make direct enquiries about the suitability of work via curatorspace.
When is the deadline?
The deadline has been extended to midday 5th May. All entries received prior to this will be confirmed shortly
How many works can I submit?
A maximum of 10 works can be submitted.
When is the delivery date?
Delivery of Work: Delivery of work will be between 8th and 16th May by appointment. Work must arrive no later than 16:00 on the 16th May. Delivery appointments will be bookable 9am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday within these dates. We are happy to accept work arriving by courier, separate details for this will be provided to successful applicants.
When do I need to collect my work?
Collection of Unsold Work: A collection schedule will be confirmed for the end of June following the close of the exhibition.
How much does it cost?
Voluntary donations can be made as part of a submission.
Are there payments to artists?
This is a commercial selling exhibition. 35% commission is taken on all sales.
Is there a private view / opening?
Launch Day Event: If a launch event is possible it will be hosted on Saturday 22nd May.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Opening Hours: It may be necessary for our opening hours to adjust between now and the exhibition, but we intend to open weekends and 3 week days (5 days/week) 11:00-16:00
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
A wide range of online and physical promotion will be provided as part of the exhibition with copy issued to artists for their own use.
Do I need to be present?
There are no stewarding commitments as part of this opportunity but optional demonstrations and workshops can be arranged.
How do you decide on proposals?
Artizan Collective staff judge entries occasionally with invited guest judges.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
If your work is accepted you will be expected to comply with all deadline and conditions of entry as agreed at the point of submission.

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