If you follow me on instagram you may have read some of my prattling on about wanting to go back to university and wanting to get a job using my art degree. I looked at some job adverts, if I wanted to be a designer, the world is my oyster, but that doesn’t suit me.
So I figured I’d give curation another go, but in project form (and hopefully no more offensive nipples).
It didn’t take me long to come up with the initial idea, build a gallery and then tour the gallery round the South East next summer. It didn’t take long to set up a facebook page and tumblr either; and if you share/like either of these you’ll instantly become my new best friend.
The Discursive Gallery
The gallery aims to bring the white cube exhibition space outside, on to our seafronts and in to our parks, displaying emerging artists. The gallery will be able to exhibit up to 12 individual works centred around a theme.
At each new location the exhibition will change; with a new selection of artists inhabiting the gallery, which will be in-situ for a weekend (or long weekend if bank holidays occur).
It goes without saying that the gallery will be free to visit; and it will be free to artists wanting to exhibit too. The whole project is based on bringing art to the people and bringing the white cube out. Artists will be able to sell their works through the gallery; of which no commission will be taken.
Due to the nature of the gallery, works will be wall-based, covering a multitude of disciplines, including:
- collage/mixed media
- fine art
Works can be no larger than A1, and although I don’t want to curtail anyones artistic freedom, artists need to remember that these exhibitions will be very public and so anything too offensive will not be shown.
So, what’s next?
I need to secure some funding and some locations and then figure out some themes (I think I have two already) and then send a call for submissions out. Exciting, no?
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