ALCHEMY OPEN CALL:

LOVE&CHAOS

SUMMARY:

  • Submit your work for the opportunity to feature in our upcoming publication & exhibition.
     

  • Successful artists will be invited to feature their work in the physical & digital collection and a selection of which will be asked to display their work at the show. 
     

  • A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the publication will be used to support the Alchemy Creative Fund.
     

  • Contributing artists will have the opportunity to sell their work at the Love & Chaos exhibition.
     

  • Audio and video work will also be considered. Films will be played on a showreel on the bottom floor throughout the exhibition. 

 

Full details below.

TIMELINE:

Dates may be subject to change.

DEADLINE

BOOK RELEASE

EXHIBITION

31.05.21

31.07.21

31.09.21

BRIEF:

Last summer we put out an open call for the group show and publication: ‘Love in the Time of Covid’. The zine and exhibition became a collection of artists’ responses to making art during the pandemic, at a point where we did not know how long the limbo of lockdown would last. Searching for some hope in the mayhem, we asked for pieces made directly responding to that novel situation.

 

Now almost a full year later, still in the midst of confusion that now seems familiar, we are holding a second open call for artworks inspired by the title of ‘Love and Chaos’ again to form a publication and exhibition. The feelings of love and chaos seem apt starting points of a more wide-ranging brief where artists are encouraged to take the themes in any direction they wish, interpreted as broadly or as literally as desired.

THEME: Love & Chaos (open to interpretation)
 

MEDIUM:  All including visual art, film, sound, text, and performance are welcome.

 

DEADLINE: 31.5.21 at midnight

 

CURATOR: Helen Lee Robinson
 

HOW TO APPLY: Complete the application form below. 

FURTHER DETAILS:

  • Submitted work will be chosen to appear in a physical exhibition and a larger publication at The Alchemy Experiment, 157 Byres Road, Glasgow.

  • All artists chosen to take part in the exhibition will also appear in the publication.

  • Artists are responsible for delivering and collecting their work and ensuring it is install-ready.

  • If you have not heard anything one month after the submission deadline you have not been selected.

  • If selected to feature in the exhibition the artwork must be for sale and there will be a small commission charge on any artwork sold during the duration of the event. 

  • Submit your strongest piece first and order them 1-3. Include this number in the file name.

  • All formats will be considered. If submitting an audio, text, or video piece you may also submit an accompanying image or illustration. 

  • If submitting a film film larger the 25MB you will need to send via WeTransfer. Details below.

LOVE & CHAOS
Application Form

1.0 Personal Info

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