Stone City

Deadline: 14/04/2023

City: Bath  |  Region: Somerset  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Archie Rogers

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This is an open call for art to be exhibited in the Fringe Arts Bath (FaB) Festival from 26th May to 11th June 2023, surrounding the theme of Bath Stone.

This exhibition will centre around the theme of Bath Stone and the fascination that many people have grown to have for it. The especially fine limestone, quarried by hand from underneath Bath are the building blocks of our streets and give the city its unique appearance.

Surrounding Bath’s Artists and residents for hundreds of years, the stone has had an unintentional yet profound impact on many people’s style, taste, and visual practice. The stories and images of how it was mined are both mysterious and captivating and will sit alongside a range of artwork which depicts or is inspired by Bath Stone.

This pretext will be the basis for the Stone City exhibition. You are invited to submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional artwork (the inclusion of time-based work will be dependent on the space’s limitations).

Your submission piece or overall practice should take inspiration from the stone in some way, whether it may be its inherent warm tone, the structures it has formed, the atmosphere of the city, how it feels to touch, a memory it reminds you of, or even just using the material itself.

If selected, we ask artists for a £20 contribution (like crowdfunding) and/or to give some of their time, as we are all volunteers. We would love to see an artistic interpretation of what Bath Stone means to you!


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All artists are welcome to apply but we are most likely going to pick work which is specifically inspired by Bath Stone
When is the deadline?
14th April 2023
How many works can I submit?
When is the delivery date?
20th May 2023
When do I need to collect my work?
11th June 2023
How much does it cost?
If selected, we ask Artists for a £20 contribution (like crowdfunding) and/or to give some of their time, as we are all volunteers.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The exhbition will be featured on the Fringe Arts Bath's website, social media pages and magazine, as well as photographs of the artworks on show featured on curator Archie Rogers' website.
Do I need to be present?
You will to be present in order to deliver and pick up your artwork.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
All mediums are accepted, in response to the brief. 3D, sound, and installation pieces will be selected subject to the constraints of the exhibition space.

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