The Spaghetti Factory presents: Hot New It, a series of exhibitions at Sunderland Museum

Deadline: 18/12/2019  |  Published: 07/11/2019  |  Venue: Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens  |  City: Sunderland  |  Region: Tyne and Wear  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Spaghetti Factory

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We are taking submissions from Sunderland based artists or artists with a strong link with Sunderland for a series of exhibitions at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens taking place until June 2020.

The Spaghetti Factory presents a series of three exhibitions on the third floor of Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. The focus of this project is showcasing contemporary art talent from Sunderland.

Our first exhibition opens at the museum 5.30-7.30pm on Thursday 14th November.

If you have any questions about the open call or want to know more about the project you can catch us there or please send us a message. The open call is for the next two exhibitions, one around January-March and the other around March-June. We have a small exhibitions budget and can offer a small exhibiting fee of £100. We are happy to install and deinstall work. There may also be artists events that run alongside these exhibitions. 

The Spaghetti Factory is a curatorial project that originated in a house in Central Newcastle. There’s been eight solo show exhibitions in this location. The Spaghetti Factory was started to show experimental work in a non-formal setting and the project has expanded to include pasta making workshops and guest curation in other regional gallery and pop-up spaces (Middlesbrough Art Weekender, System Gallery, BALTIC39, GOLDTAPPED at Newbridge Projects) 

More information about the project here:

Co-founders Jenny Mc Namara and Eve Cromwell were awarded funding for this project through Sunderland Culture.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists based in Sunderland, or from Sunderland, or who've studied in Sunderland
When is the deadline?
18th December 2019
How many works can I submit?
You can submit up to 6 works (or 6 images of one work, we don't mind just label the images to let us know)
When is the delivery date?
For the second exhibition it will be in January and for the third it will be in March (dates tbc)
When do I need to collect my work?
The dates for the exhibitions are not yet fixed but it's likely to be the week after the show finishes. The work will be on show at the museum for a couple of months
How much does it cost?
Are there payments to artists?
£100 exhibiting fee
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes (dates tbc) but our first exhibition opens on November 14th 5.30-7.30 at the museum if you would like to come and see the work/find out more about the project
What are the exhibition opening hours?
every day until 4pm
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Sunderland Culture/the team at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will promote through their website and we will promote through Spaghetti Factory Facebook and Instagram
Do I need to be present?
You need to be present for the opening. We can install and deinstall your work
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will email you and then meet up in person to talk through the exhibition
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We are looking for interesting work that we can bring together for an exhibition. We have not planned out themes for exhibitions, we are waiting to see what good work comes back from the open call for the shows in January and March
What are the selection criteria?
Interesting work that may reflect other submitted works or pieces from the museum collection and good communication

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