Exhibition opportunity at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Deadline: 07/07/2017  |  Published: 19/06/2017  |  Venue: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery  |  City: Warrington  |  Region: Cheshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Roger Jeffery

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Exhibition opportunity at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is inviting exhibition proposals from artists. We have a 4 week slot in our exhibitions programme between 19 August – 16 September 2017. The exhibitions space is our large Mezzanine Gallery (see gallery for images and a floorplan), which is situated above the main art gallery.

Artists of all disciplines living or working within a 40 mile radius of Warrington are welcome to apply, and submissions from groups of artists will also be considered. 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All artists living or practicing within 40 miles of Warrington are invited to submit exhibition proposals. We will also consider proposals submitted by groups of artists.
How many images of works can I submit?
Please submit at least one example of past work (or work in progress) and no more than three
When is the delivery date?
Work should be delivered to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery between 11-12 August 2017.
When do I need to collect my work?
Work must be collected 19-20 September 2017
How much does it cost?
There is no hire fee, however the artist is expected to provide all necessary frames, plinths and audio/visual equipment (if applicable). Any electrical equipment must be safe to use.
Are there payments to artists?
Artists can make work available to sell if they wish. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery will retain a 30% commision on any work sold, and pay the remaining 70% to the artist after the exhibition has finished.
Is there a private view / opening?
No, but a private view / opening can be arranged. The cost of this can be negotiated between Warrington Musuem & Art Gallery and the artist.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
The exhibition will be on show to the public between Saturday 19 August – Saturday 16 September 2017. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is open on weekdays 10am-4:30pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm; closed Sundays and Bank holidays.
Does the location have disabled access?
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is fully accessible. More information - http://www.warringtonmuseum.co.uk/your-visit/warrington-museum-access-statement/
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery will issue a press release and promote the exhibition on social media and in online listings. We don't have a budget for a large print campaign but we will produce a poster for the exhibition, which we will promote locally. We will also promote the exhibition to our digital mailing list. If additional marketing is required, this can be provided for an additional cost.
Do I need to be present?
The artist only needs to be present to deliver and collect the work. Staff at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery are responsible for installing and deinstalling the exhibition.
How do you decide on proposals?
Once the deadline has passed the Exhibitions Officer at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery will meet with the Temporary Exhibitions Group to go through the proposals. The groups will decide on its preferred option, and contact the artist to inform them of the decision. The criteria for selection includes the quality of the work and the profile of the artist. Submissions are particularly encouraged from local artists and emerging / early career artists. The Exhibitions Officer will notify all applicants of the Group's decision.
What are the selection criteria?
The artist must live or work within 40 miles of Warrington. Work included in the exhibition should have been created within the past 3 years. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
What about framing and packaging?
All two dimensional works must be fitted with metal mirrorplates facing outwards. Mirrorplates can be purchased from most hardware and DIY stores. For textiles, mirrorplates may be fixed to a baton. Please note artworks in metal frames, clip frames and unframed two dimensional works without mirrorplates will not be accepted.

For all 3D work that requires plinths for display, the plinth(s) must be provided by the artist. The plinth(s) must be painted white and in good condition. Digital works are welcome but artists must provide all necessary equipment such as projectors.

Artworks should be handed in unpackaged, with the mirrorplates covered in paper to prevent damage to other works. For delicate 3D objects, please place works in a box or bubble wrap, please do not use excessive packaging or taping. Please ensure your name is on the outside of this packaging, so we can return works safely.

Work must be delivered and collected on the days and between the times specified. You may arrange for someone else to deliver / collect your work. Works sent by post or carrier will not be accepted, unless this is by prior arrangement with the Exhibitions Officer.
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If you're having difficulties completing the form or submitting images, please email your proposal to museum@culturewarrington.org

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