Art Gallery Here, Art For All

Deadline: 25/08/2017  |  Published: 25/02/2017  |  Venue: Global  |  City: Manchester based  |  Region: Greater Manchester  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Ash van Dyck

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Welcome to Art Gallery Here, Art for All. A nomadic and free range participatory mapped exhibition where you leave a piece of work for someone to find and document it on an interactive map. The exhibition itself depends on the photographic documentation and additions to the map.

Art gallery for All is an element of a larger project that is exploring access to art and the environment of galleries, studying who has access to art and who doesn't, what the barriers are, real or imagined.

Exhibitions are taking on more interesting formats these days and the hope with this is that it will encourage more free range projects, putting the art out into the streets, train stations, subways, archways, libraries, cafes, doorways and window ledges, bus stops, park benches and stairwells, hospitals and elevators, supermarkets and even art galleries themselves, no location is off limits and where you leave your artwork is up to you.

With this project the idea is that absolutely anyone can own an original piece of art, no money is needed, no invitations to private views or networks of people, they only need to be in the right time at the right place to come across it.

Artists are encouraged to leave a piece of original artwork in a location of their choosing, anywhere in the world. Simply attach the label in the accompanying image to the back of your work, take a photo of it in your chosen location and submit it via this page with a geographical location, short description of the work, why you chose it, why you chose the location and anything else you want to say.

The point of this gallery is to encourage us all to think differently about the work we make and share and for whom it is available.

Through my research it has become clear that one of the biggest barriers to art for many people is the often over the top language used in artists statements and descriptions of work. So please try to write your description in relaxed easy language.

There is no geographical or time limit on this project and the hope is that it will continue as long as people wish to participate.

Images and more info about the work here

Please read the FAQs for more details. 

The interactive map where the submissions will be documented

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
any artists, individuals, groups, students, professionals , creative people at any level are all welcome.
When is the deadline?
officially the end of May but you can submit as an ongoing project, the hope is it will keep on going and grow.
How many works can I submit?
As many as you like. Whenever you like.
When is the delivery date?
This is up to you. SImply attach and fill in the label and install your work at your convenience.
When do I need to collect my work?
the work is to be left for another person to find, there will be no exchange of funds and you must only use work you are happy to leave for someone to take for free.
How much does it cost?
nothing, only your time and your work.
Are there payments to artists?
no, sadly there are not, one of the aims of this project is to return art to the people and take the commercial side out of it for a while.
Is there a private view / opening?
no but there will be a blog of the progress
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
twitter, instagram, facebook, you can promote your participation by using the hashtags

twitter @Sledgdesigns
Instagram @ashvandyck
Do I need to be present?
to place your own work in the location, yes you need to be there to do it yourself.
Where will my venue be listed? this is the map to which all images and locations will be added, any text you include will be added here as well
. There will be a blog for this as well and you can send me anything to add to it. Link coming soon. Updates will be posted here.
How do you decide on proposals?
I don't choose, you put any work you like in this project.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
all work that can be left for others to find.
What is the selection criteria?
no work will be refused, all welcome.

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