Room 103: Orwell and contemporary visual culture

Deadline: 14/09/2018  |  Published: 14/03/2018  |  Venue: Online Gallery  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Glenn Ibbitson

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“The enemies of intellectual liberty always try to present their case as a plea for discipline versus individualism.” ― George Orwell, All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays. This online gallery comprises contemporary art which investigates ‘Orwellian’ themes in their broadest sense. The intention is to attract interested institutions or agencies sufficiently to host a gallery exhibition. If any aspect of Orwell’s rich tapestry runs through your artwork, please see submissions section.

SUBMISSIONS: All Artist’s submissions on-theme will be posted on the Room 103 blog-site.

The aim is to provide a bank of high quality, innovative artwork from which any venue or gallery will  be able to select work for an exhibition on this theme. By submitting, you are allowing images and descriptions to be used to promote the project through social media and direct correspondence with any interested gallery. Submission is free; there may be a minimal hanging/administration fee when any opportunity to exhibit arises. By contributing to the online gallery you are not committing yourself to any future exhibiting obligations or costs.

Please submit:

4 Images in jpeg, about 1mb file size. [Work in progress is welcome at this stage]

together with

a] brief biography, and

b] why Orwell and his work are relevant to your art practice [about 500 words each]


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone whose visual artwork responds to an aspect of George Orwell's writings
When is the deadline?
ongoing, though there is an opportunity to show a selection of work at a gallery in Autumn. See blog site.
How many works can I submit?
4 images will be used initially. These may be separate works or details of the same piece
How much does it cost?
Inclusion in the online gallery is free
Are there payments to artists?
Is there a private view / opening?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The project is being advertised across social media. Artists are encouraged to use their own media in addition
How do you decide on proposals?
see blog details and proposals by participating artists already included in the project
What are the selection criteria?
relevance to the given theme. Neither previous experience, career stage or C.V. will have any direct bearing on admission

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