Draw the Line: Call for Submissions

At Surface Gallery this spring, artists are invited to explore ‘how do we define drawing today?’

One of the building blocks of art, drawing is at the core of artistic practice. Often overlooked as a means to an end, drawing has been having a resurgence in recent years, emerging as a vibrant area of research in contemporary art.

Paul Klee famously described drawing as ‘taking a line for a walk’Draw the Line looks at the many different paths these lines explore. All submissions will be considered. Any theme, genre and approach is welcome. Alongside artworks on paper and canvas, drawings that examine different methods of presentation are encouraged. As part of the exhibition, there will be a projection of animated drawings, which artists can apply to exhibit in.  We are looking for innovative and critically informed work, as well as technical skill. The show will be held in Surface Gallery’s main exhibition space.

Prize:
One exhibitor will be awarded a show in Surface Gallery’s main exhibition space. This will be an opportunity for the selected artist to showcase new work in a contemporary art gallery. A selection panel will choose the winner of the prize.

Deadline for submissions: 5pm Friday 24th March 2017.

Application packs can be downloaded from surfacegallery.org/opportunities or paper copies can be picked up from the gallery during opening hours.

Application Form

Terms and Conditions

Submission fees can be paid using the PayPal button below:

Each artist can submit one drawing for £10, three for £15 and six for £25. Artists can submit to exhibit in the moving-image projection for £5 per artwork.

 

Successful artists for this juried open will be notified by Monday 27th March 2017.

Exhibition Dates: 8th April – 22nd April 2017.

THE POETICS OF MOVEMENT This February, Surface Gallery launches a series of contemporary dance classes led by Antonio Aba. These workshops will study key points of contemporary dance, helping you develop and learn about the language and expression of body movement. First you will learn the basics of contemporary dance technique, passing later through specific exercises: • Understanding your body • Creating and finding your own dance language with respect to your own natural body skills • Understanding how to interact with space and people • Learning about the artistic effect the body can produce as product of movement Each lesson will last 3 hours, 1pm-4pm Saturday, 18th February: Cancelled due to illness Saturday, 4th March Saturday, 1st April Saturday, 27th May (tbc) Saturday, 1st July (tbc) Price per session: £20 Details of each class to be announced Part of Chez-toi project – visit antonioabatangelo.it Please use Paypal button below to pay for your classes. You will receive a receipt by email, which we ask you to accept as confirmation of your booking

THE POETICS OF MOVEMENT

This February, Surface Gallery launches a series of contemporary dance classes led by Antonio Aba. These workshops will study key points of contemporary dance, helping you develop and learn about the language and expression of body movement. First you will learn the basics of contemporary dance technique, passing later through specific exercises:

• Understanding your body
• Creating and finding your own dance language with respect to your own natural body skills
• Understanding how to interact with space and people
• Learning about the artistic effect the body can produce as product of movement

Each lesson will last 3 hours, 1pm-4pm
Saturday, 18th February: Cancelled due to illness
Saturday, 4th March
Saturday, 1st April
Saturday, 27th May (tbc)
Saturday, 1st July (tbc)

Price per session: £20
Details of each class to be announced
Part of Chez-toi project – visit antonioabatangelo.it

Please use Paypal button below to pay for your classes. You will receive a receipt by email, which we ask you to accept as confirmation of your booking

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