Textiles Exhibition Open Call

Deadline: 03/04/2022  |  Published: 21/01/2022  |  Venue: Fronteer Gallery  |  City: Sheffield  |  Region: South Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Fronteer Gallery are looking for exciting contemporary textiles artwork for an exhibition this summer. It will be the first time that the gallery has brought together an exhibition of exclusively textile work.

Fronteer Gallery invite UK based artists to submit work for a group exhibition of contemporary textiles work. Work can be in any medium (except audio or video), as long as it fits with the theme of textiles and in some way makes use of or references textiles. The gallery is keen to see experimental or unusual techniques and uses of materials, as well as work which may use more traditional techniques in new and exciting ways.

The exhibition will run for 3 weeks from 4th May 2022.

If government restrictions at the time allow there will be a private view evening on Thursday 5th May.

It is free to submit work, with only successful artists paying a £30 fee.

In return for your fee, you will get full invigilation throughout the exhibition, a private view evening with free drinks which you are welcome to bring friends and family along to, and promotion of the exhibition online through social media and our newsletter.

UK based artists are invited to submit ONE piece of work along with up to 150 words about the work which will be displayed alongside your work.  

The gallery is open Wednesdays - Saturdays.

The submission deadline is 3rd April 2022. Successful artists will be contacted by 6th April 2022.

Successful artists are welcome to send their work by post. Please note that it can only be sent using Royal Mail, and must the fit dimensions for a Royal Mail medium parcel or smaller. The maximum dimensions for a Royal Mail medium parcel are 61x46x46cm, including packaging.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions only Royal Mail delivery personnel have access to the building where the post will be sent to. We cannot accept work sent by courier, including Parcelforce. Please note that the postal address is not the same as the gallery address. All work sent by post must reach us not later than 27th April 2022.

Artists are also welcome to deliver work in person to the gallery during gallery opening hours until Saturday 27th April 2022. Any work which is too big to be sent as a Royal Mail medium parcel must be delivered in person.

If you have any issues with these dates or parcel sizes please contact us before applying.

Successful artists should pay their £30 fee by 27th April 2022 at the latest.

Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition, and there is a commission charge of 10%.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

How to Submit

Artists are invited to submit ONE piece of work.

Work can be 2D or 3D, though unfortunately we cannot accept video or audio works.

Wall mounted work can be any size. The dimensions you give for your work when submitting must include the size of the frame if the work is a framed piece. Work does not need to be framed and if your work does not hang in a standard way, please give clear details of how it should be hung.

Sculptural and 3D works should be able to stand on a 40x40cm plinth, or smaller. Larger sculptural pieces that will not fit on a plinth are welcome, but please give specific details of how they are to be displayed. If you are unsure about the size and shape of 3D pieces, and our ability to cater for them, please get in touch.

All wall text information relating to your work, including price and description, will be taken directly from your Curatorspace submission and should be correct at the time of submission.

Please submit up to 3 images of your work, one image showing the finished piece of work, including the frame if the work is framed, and two further images to show detail if needed.

You should write up to 150 words about the work which will be displayed alongside your work.

Work should be collected from the gallery during gallery opening hours between 25th May 25th June.  If you would like your work returning to you by post please be aware that we charge a fee which includes handling and 2nd Class signed for postage. Larger parcels can be returned through Parcelforce and will be sent Express 48. Couriers cannot collect your work from the gallery. If work is small enough you are welcome to include a stamped addressed envelope for return postage which will incur no further charge.

All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece submitted may be rejected. If you wish to submit any form of print, it will be your responsibility to print it off and prepare it for exhibition before delivering it to us.

Thank you and good luck!

Michael and Sharon (The Fronteer Team)


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any UK based artist.
When is the deadline?
3rd April 2022.
How many works can I submit?
1 per artist.
How much does it cost?
It is free to submit with only successful artists paying a £30 fee.
Does the location have disabled access?
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