Deadline: 29/03/2020  |  Published: 04/03/2020  |  City: Middlesbrough  |  Region: North Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Stephen Irving

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This April, Pineapple Black will offer a unique opportunity to 17 artists. We will offer artists from, or based in, the North East of England an exhibition and 3 week residency in one of our 17 ‘PB Pods’, housed in our ‘Changed Rooms’ exhibition space.

This opportunity is open to artists of all disciplines and will see each artist assigned a pod which will become their personal exhibition space for the duration of the show. How would you use your space? Paint it? Perform in it? Project into it? We want to hear your ideas.

Please see the FAQ section for more info on size's of each of the Pods. This should be taking into account when writing your proposal as the work needs to be able to be displayed/exhibited within the Pod space.

All works should be ready for display at a preview event on 17th April. Artists are welcome to change/adapt/develop their display throughout their pod residency.

To apply, artists should submit a short proposal or a summary of ideas (no longer than 350 words) along with 3 images that are representative of your practice.

Selected artists must be able to deliver and install their own work between April 13th and 16th. The exhibition preview will be held on April 17th and each artist’s pod residency will continue until May 9th. This opportunity is open exclusively to artists from, or based in, the North East of England. 

Artist will only have access to their pod during Pineapple Black’s standard opening hours.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any artists currently living in or working in the North East
When is the deadline?
Sunday 29th March
How many works can I submit?
You can submit one proposal only please, and make sure what you are proposing can be exhibited within the Pod space.
When is the delivery date?
Selected artists must be able to deliver and install their own work between April 13th and 16th.
When do I need to collect my work?
From May 11th to the End of May.
How much does it cost?
Its free
What size are the Pods?
There are 17 Pods in total - they vary in size but the majority of them are between 94 and 98 cm's wide and 108 and 120 in depth. There are also 2 pods which are in the corners which have the same sized entrance, but open up inside to 1m 80cm's.

Each pods inner walls are 2m 40cm in height, but have an open top allowing for work to spill over the top or be suspended from the ceiling.

The wall can be nailed/screwed into if required.

Please see the attached photos to see examples of what the Pods look like.
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes, there will be an opening on the 17th April alongside another exhibition opening within our main gallery space.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 10am till 4pm
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, but unfortunately our toilets which are open during opening night are located upstairs and accessed via stairs.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Exhibition shared across our social media platforms and a press release sent to local and regional magazines, news etc.
Do I need to be present?
You are not required to be there for the opening, but it would be nice if you could be. You will need to be present to install your work, or have someone install it for you.
How do you decide on proposals?
Work will be chosen based on the work to be displayed and use of the space.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be informed via email and any further information will then be provided.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Ones that make good use of the space. Proposals that explore the opportunities that the space provides / uses the space in an interesting way.

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