About the exhibition
How to apply
Brexit newspaper collection
Social Media Links
Media, PR, questions
About the Exhibition….
This is a call out for LEAVE and REMAIN artists of all mediums interested in responding to the role of ‘news’ during Brexit. "Take Back Control” will offer audiences a chance to relive the gut wrenching EU referendum through a week of national newspapers and through this lens perhaps share some insights into UK press agendas. Successful applicants will display their work alongside a large private collection of newspapers from the week leading to the Brexit vote.
Applicant artists are invited to visit the collection of newspapers ahead of the application deadline at one of three open studios. The show will run on 14th-24th March 2019 at the Crypt Gallery, it’s right next to Euston & Kings Cross Station.
How do I apply? Applications have now closed.
It is free to apply however there will be a hanging fee of £30 if you are chosen which will go towards exhibition materials and promo.
Please include the following:
- Email: email@example.com
- Subject line:
Artist application: TAKE BACK CONTROL
- Artist CV with full contact details
max. 250 words
- 1-3 images or a short clip of your work
< 25mg or a link
- Submitted work need not be created explicitly for this show or in response to the newspaper collection as long as it is thematically aligned.
- Artists must be willing to be displayed alongside a host of alternative political viewpoints
- All mediums are welcome to apply including installation artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, illustrators, performers and video artists.
- Artists are welcome to apply from any stage of their career
- Displayed artworks need not be for sale
- We encourage artists to attend the open studio to see the collection, however it is not essential
- We encourage artist attendance at the opening event although it it not essential
- Artists must cover their own logistics costs
- Artists must be able to deliver / collect their work in March 2019
- Work will be selected by London based Artists: Bryden and Ellie Pennick
- This show is thematically interested in British ‘news’ during Brexit however work reflecting upon being British during Brexit may also be appropriate.
- We encourage the participation of ALL political views.
- The fit of your work with the other artists submitting to the exhibition
Open Studio & Brexit Newspaper collection
As part of a wider art research project, we have taken great efforts to collect over 70 newspapers from the week of the Brexit vote. These newspapers serve as a unique snapshot of the British media and the public’s most exaggerated perceptions of both LEAVE and REMAIN campaigns. Artists are are invited to visit, discuss and seek inspiration within this collection at one of three open studios before the application deadline. It will be hosted in Bryden’s Art studio at Candid Arts right behind Angel underground. The open studios will be an opportunity to meet other artists, the organisers, explore the collection and discuss Brexit.
Attending open studios?
We’d appreciate a heads up by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: “Open studio” + the date you wish to visit
- 02/09/18: Applications Open
- 30/09/18: Open studio: Bryden Arts
- 14/10/18: Open studio: Bryden Arts
- 21/10/18: Open studio: Bryden Arts
- 27/11/18: Applications Deadline
- 02/12/18: Selection announced & newspaper content shared
- 01-10/12/18: curator check ins with selected artists
- 12th March 2019: Hand-in of works
- 14th March 2019: Public open viewing reception
- 14th-24th March 2019: Open to public
- 24th March 2019: Collection of work
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Anything else, media, PR, any questions?
Questions can be directed to email@example.com please be aware that this account is checked infrequently in line with the key dates discussed below.
Photo credit: ltlmsdiva on Flickr
Photo credit for title image: Witizia on pixabay