The current climate emergency necessitates us to not only reduce our consumption, but also to reuse and recycle existing materials where possible. How are artists making their practice sustainable for themselves along with having as little impact on the environment as possible? How can art stimulate new ideas to address the global environmental emergency?
Reusable, recycled or waste materials can provide new resources for artists, they may be inspired to create works from found objects and give them a second life. Works of art can also invite us to take a new perspective on the material world around us and support conservation of the natural environment.
We are inviting artists living and working in London to submit artworks for our new exhibition, Reduce Reuse Recycle - Art and Sustainability. An exhibition of work created by artists in response to climate change that offers sustainable and imaginative solutions and minimizes the amount of waste and new consumption in the creative process.
We hope to see innovative artwork using natural, sustainable, recycled, upcycled material or processes. The quality of the work should not be diminished using these material and processes.
The artworks will be part of a curated group exhibition selected by an experienced panel. We would love to see artwork from a range of visual media: drawing, paintings, sculpture, mixed media, film installation, photography, illustration, etc.
The selected artists will be given the opportunity to exhibit in the contemporary Gallery located within The Library at Willesden Green. Invitations, press releases and promotional material will be produced by the gallery supported by content supplied by contributing artists.
What the opportunity includes
- Two weeks free exhibition at Willesden Gallery
- Curatorial support/mentoring from Willesden Gallery Curator, Nadia Nervo.
- Marketing and PR support
- One evening opening event from 6pm to 8:30pm
Deadlines and other dates
- Submission Deadline: midnight on Sunday 20 November 2022
- Curators Selection: week commencing 21 November 2022
- Artist Notification: week commencing 5 December 2022
- Work delivered on: Saturday 14 and Sun 15 January 2023
- Installation takes place on: 16 and 17 January February 2023
- Exhibit open to the public: 18 January - 24 February 2023
- Opening event: from 6pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday 25 January 2023
- Collection of artwork: from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February 2023