This is a call for submissions to an exhibition that is approaching a little bit faster than originally planned. Thanks Covid-19, you have spun us all around in the year 2020. So many things planned, scheduled, dreamed for, paths cleared, and now it just feels like I’m trying to upright myself after all of that change. And change that continues.
I had originally planned for occupy all of Bloc for an exhibition in October 2020. For months I had worked towards this solo show and then lockdown happened, homeschooling happened, hours for work did not happen and now change is happening.
This is my invitation for other artists to join me in a collaborative effort to create a show with the theme of #allthesmallthings. As I have been planning this new thing, I have had to consider a) social distancing measures and b) which is actually still a) number of people in the space at one time. With this in mind, I am asking for 4 others to join me in an exhibition.
The details to consider before submitting:
-The exhibition opens at 4pm on Friday, September 25. Work needs to be taken down on September 28, in the evening. Time to be discussed.
– Does your work fit within the title of #allthesmallthings? I’m interested to see how others interpret this theme so therefore I do not want to list ideas of what this could mean.
– Are you available to bring your work to the gallery on Sept 25th, install the work and be ready to present it to the public by 4pm? I will open the space at 10am on the day.
-Are you available to take down your work on Monday 28th?
-You do not have to be available all weekend as I will be in the gallery all day on Saturday and Sunday. However, if you wish to sell your work and other pieces (prints, cards, stickers, etc) it would be advisable to have your own method of taking payment. When you are not present we can make another arrangement for you to receive payments. (Will discuss that at a later date).
-The space you will be given will be approximately 5 meters long plus all the space up to the ceiling and down to the floor. You will also have space in the window to display your work.
-Inclusion in this exhibition does mean I need to take a payment of £65 for this space. This covers the space plus a bit of help to pay for a vinyl sign on the window and flyers.
-If this seems like a perfect set up for you and you’d like to get involved please email me at cassandraharrisonartATgmail.com. In the subject line please write #allthesmallthings as I do receive a lot of mail for sales, commissions, admin, etc. I will let everyone know by 19th of August the outcome of their submissions. Please submit either a link to your Instagram, website or other social media.
-Please note that if your work is not chosen it does not reflect on whether or not the work is good, bad, too black and white, too colourful, too big, too small, or any of these things. I am aiming to put together a coherent show that visually gels.
Thank you everyone. Please email me if you have any questions.
Here is a link to Bloc gallery. The photograph above is from the opening exhibition at Bloc Gallery in August 2019.