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Quay Arts Biennial Open Exhibition 2021: ‘FREEDOM’

APPLY NOW!

Application Deadline: Sunday 23rd May 2021, midnight

Emerging and established artists are invited to submit works in any medium for Quay Arts’ biennial Open Exhibition 2021, titled ‘Freedom’.

PRIZES:
– Selected group exhibition in the West Gallery in 2022
– Solo exhibition in the West Gallery in 2023

Preview & Prize Giving: Saturday 26th June, 6 – 8pm. Exhibition continues till Sunday 29th August 2021.

‘FREEDOM’ OPEN 2021 Brief:
With the title and theme ‘Freedom’, we’re looking for works exploring ideas centred around current freedoms or lack of. Works exploring this theme can be produced in any medium but must be within 2m x 2m dimensions, max no of works x3.

Prizes:
One artist will be selected from the Open Exhibition 2021 for a solo exhibition at Quay Arts in the West Gallery in 2023. A further selection of up to 7 artists will be selected for a specially curated group exhibition in the West Gallery for early 2022.

Selection Panel:
Rachel Johnston – Open 2019 Winner, Eugene Dugan-Brause – Arts Manager, Quay Arts & Ian Whitmore – Visual Arts Manager, Quay Arts.

Important dates to remember

Application deadline
Sun 23 May, midnight
Notification of selection by
Fri 28 May
Delivery of work to Quay Arts
Sun 20 & Mon 21 June, 10am–5pm
Preview & Prize Giving
Sat 26 Jun, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition dates
Sat 26 Jun – Sun 29 Aug 2021
Collection of work after the exhibition
Mon 30 & Tue 31 Aug 2021, 10am–5pm

TO APPLY

STEP ONE
Click HERE to submit your one-of £20 submission fee. Entrants must be 18 yrs or over. (Link opens in new window).

STEP TWO
Complete the application form below and attach all relevant documentation to support your submission.
A confirmation e-mail will be sent once you have submitted your form – please check JUNK folder if no e-mail is received.

Please ensure you have read the Terms & Conditions before applying.

    Quay Arts Biennial Open Exhibition 2021
    ‘FREEDOM’
    Application form

    Full Name

    Address

    Email Address

    Date of Birth

    Website

    Artist Statement (300 words max.)

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    Please attach visual representations of the work you wish to exhibit.
    Max no of works 3. Max file size 6mb per work.
    For film/audio works, please provide web links.
    If works are still in development, please provide sketches or photos of previous work.

    Please include the following details for each work submitted ensuring the file name corresponds with the title of the artwork. If a piece of work is for sale please ensure the figure supplied factors in Quay Arts commission @ 40% +VAT




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    If submitting video/audio files please submit links to hosted videos below (ie: YouTube/Vimeo/SoundCloud etc)



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    If any of your work has specific technical instructions for installation, please provide details here:

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    Terms & Conditions: Works must be available for the duration of the exhibition. The selection panel’s decision is final and the display of works is at the discretion of the curatorial team. Quay Arts reserves the right to use images submitted to publicise the exhibition. Where appropriate, all selected work must be properly framed and glazed to a high standard with fixings attached when delivered to Quay Arts. Quay Arts reserves the right not to exhibit a selected piece if it does not meet the presentation standards

    Quay Arts is situated within an ex-brewery warehouse on the banks of the River Medina and is the leading Arts Centre on the Isle of Wight. Quay Arts supports the development and display of new work by contemporary visual artists. The West Gallery was designed by award-winning architect Tony Fretton (Camden Arts Centre, Lisson Gallery, ArtSway) and presents work of national and international interest. It has hosted eclectic exhibitions including solo shows by Rachel Whiteread, Andy Goldsworthy, Kurt Jackson, Martin Creed, Vija Celmins and Richard Long.

    Previous Open Exhibition winners include:
    Rachel Johnston (2019 – Open ‘A Life in Nature’); Caroline Underwood (2017 – Open ‘I must down to the seas again); Joanna Kori (2015 – Open); Holly Cade & Liz Sterry (2013 – Open ‘Duet’); Katayoun Dowlatshahi (2010/11 – Open); and Julian Rowe (2008 – Open ‘Location’).

    For further information, please contact Ian Whitmore – Visual Arts Manager : i.whitmore@quayarts.org

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    In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – Kye Wilson

    The In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – connecting inspirational individuals to the power of music. Our unique and awesome musical project has the great pleasure of being part of the Quay arts community. We have been welcomed with open arms and rehearsing in the theatre on a Friday gives all of the participants a chance to shine!! As we adapt to the situation we are all in at the moment we thought that it would be a nice idea to introduce you to not only our project but the inspirational individuals that are part of the band. This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to Mr Kye Watson. Kye has been part of the upcycled orchestra from the begining and as the project has growed he has totaly key blossomed. He has transformed from somebody who enjoyed singing but would only do it if he didn’t have to look at anyone because he was “embarrassed”, to the great, confident performer you see in this video. Please take time to look at this all of the way through because it is both awesome and powerfull. Happy Friday people, I give you Kye performing “Memory” from the musical cats – DARREN PRICE. INTUNE ORCHESTRA FACILITATOR

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    Origins Theatre – The Souvenir

    Tonight would of been the first event of our NEW Spring 2020 programme. Origins Theatre Company were scheduled to be performing their performance ‘The Mask’ at Quay Arts this evening.🎭

    HOWEVER…The show must go on(line)! ♥️

    Check out part one of their production of ‘The Souvenir’ from 2017 – the play can be watched in full HERE on Derek Farrell’s Youtube channel.

    If you’re missing the theatre, make sure to go over to the Origins Theatre Company page and show them some love!


    💗Show your LOVE to the QUAY💗 With care and concern for our staff and visitors, we have temporarily closed to the public. As most of you will know, Quay Arts is a charity that can only exist with the active and generous support of people like you. Please help us continue to support the cultural life of our Island community through this difficult time and in the future by making a donation today

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    In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – Jamie May

    Every Friday at Quay Arts we normally have the incredible In Tune Upcycle Orchestra rehearsing in our building.

    “The In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – connecting inspirational individuals to the power of music. Our unique and awesome musical project has the great pleasure of being part of the Quay arts community. We have been welcomed with open arms and rehearsing in the theatre on a Friday gives all of the participants a chance to shine!!

    As we adapt to the situation we are all in at the moment we thought that it would be a nice idea to introduce you to not only our project but the inspirational individuals that are part of the band.

    To put a smile on your face and maybe a little lump in your throat we decided that today we would post a Video of the incredible Jamie May. She is one of the most inspirational people you will ever meet and despite what life throws at her she faces it head on with a smile on her face!! key What makes this performance from Jamie May amazing is that she finds it very difficult to talk and uses an eye gaze system to communicate. However when you put a microphone in front of her she just comes to life!! With the very apt “Friday I’m in love” please enjoy Jamie’s performance!!” – Darren Price – In Tune Upcycle Orchestra Facilitator



    💗Show your LOVE to the QUAY💗 With care and concern for our staff and visitors, we have temporarily closed to the public. As most of you will know, Quay Arts is a charity that can only exist with the active and generous support of people like you. Please help us continue to support the cultural life of our Island community through this difficult time and in the future by making a donation today

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    HOMEART #1 – Spring Butterflies

    For all the parents who are at home and learning the new ways of home schooling, we are introducing HOMEART with Quay Arts! Each week we will be posting an easy art activity that you can do from home with the children.


    HOMEART #1 – SPRING BUTTERFLIES


    Make an origami butterfly, or a Kaleidoscope of butterflies if you get into the groove.

    ✂️Take a sheet of square paper – an A4 can be cut or torn down to 21cm square which is a nice size to work with.

    🖍Follow the 10 steps carefully, buy xanax 2mg online making strong creases. Your first butterfly might be a bit wonky, but with practice you’ll get it!

    🎨Try using different size squares of paper and adding details with crayon, pen, pastels or paint – whatever is to hand. You can decorate a sheet before you fold it creating some unexpected results!

    ✏️Why not try making native species such as Peacock, Brimstone, marbled White or the Island’s special species the Glanville Fritillary?


    Artists to follow up 

     


    This activity was inspired by HB, a member of Quay Arts Young Quay group.