Our eARTh – CALL FOR ARTISTS  (Deadline 15th December 2017).

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Kunsthuis Gallery are set to showcase a 9 month exhibition in 2018 from
24th March – 23rd December that responds to the theme of Climate Change and the Environment. KUNSTHUIS Gallery will donate 5% sales commission to Friends of the Earth,
an environmental charity campaigning for a safer climate.

How are artists, educators, curators and galleries responding to climate change? What forms of art and its mediation are evolving along with our understanding of the crisis? Can art communicate the impacts of climate change and the environment more effectively than facts and figures? Kunsthuis Gallery believes so….

Our aim is to curate an exciting exhibition of saleable work in the mediums of photography, ceramics, sculpture, illustration, painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, glass, collage, digital and jewellery in order to showcase how artists are responding to this growing issue. We want to encourage conversations, knowledge transfer and visual delights for our audiences in order to help promote effective and creative action to secure a safe future for humankind. As curators of this show, we believe the arts has a major role and responsibility to encourage the transformational thinking required to move us away from any destructive practices, and towards the environmental sustainability that we need to protect life on our wonderful planet.

The gallery and our selected emerging and established artists will communicate with passion their expressions of this global issue displaying works in a variety of mediums. Kunsthuis Gallery’s curatorial aims are to engage in innovative research and initiatives that foster new perspectives on modern and contemporary art and select artists who, we believe, sit in line with our gallery’s ethos to be the Contemporary Abstract gallery of The North.
We are looking for works which inspires us – where we can understand our world as an intriguing, beautiful, challenging all be it vulnerable place. We want to create a vision to help motivate our audiences actions. We believe the arts are a powerful tool in order to achieve this, by communicating awareness of what is going on around us.

BRIEF

Kunsthuis Gallery is looking for saleable work which encompasses a personal perspective regarding climate change and the environment. This could be as simple as a photograph of a landscape to an art piece produced through environmentally sourced materials.

Themes to interpret could be; wildlife, oceans, transport, biofuels, windpower, landscape, renewable energy, green economy, waste, safe climate, healthy planet, conservation.

Kunsthuis Gallery is located in Crayke, North Yorkshire set in a 1.6 acre wildlife garden and on the boundaries of the Howardian Hills – an area of outstanding natural beauty. Due to the nature of our gallery’s location and ethos, we are extremely passionate about this subject.

Our aim is to curate an exciting exhibition of saleable work in the mediums of photography, ceramics, sculpture, illustration, painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, glass, collage, digital and jewellery in order to showcase how artists are responding to this growing issue. We want to encourage conversations, knowledge transfer and visual delights for our audiences in order to help promote effective and creative action to secure a safe future for humankind. As curators of this show, we believe the arts has a major role and responsibility to encourage the transformational thinking required to move us away from any destructive practices, and towards the environmental sustainability that we need to protect life on our wonderful planet.

TO APPLY

Deadline 15th December 2017.

If you are interested in submitting work for this spectacular 9 month show, Kunsthuis Gallery would like to receive a maximum of 3 pieces and up to 3 digital images of these selected artworks in high resolution. You can choose the amount of works you would like to submit being either 1 piece, 2 pieces or indeed 3. Please be aware that upon submission this fee is un-refundable so please make sure that you read the terms and conditions that follows. The prices for the number of entries you can submit are below. Please note if you are submitting a collection of Jewellery we would allow a collection of up to 10 pieces for a £15 submission fee, any additional collections would be £10 each.

1 Piece = £15 – apply here

2 Pieces = £25 – apply here

3 Pieces = £35 – apply here

The curators will then shortlist entries and you will be notified by 31st January 2018.

Kunsthuis Gallery will take 50% commission from sales however, 5% of the commission taken will be donated to Friends of the Earth, an environmental charity campaigning for a safer climate.