Coast: Open Call

This summer, artist Joseph Calleja and I will produce an exhibition in An Talla Solais (Ullapool) in response to a series of coastal themed artworks created by the late Robert Callender. A set of Callender’s works will be on display alongside our own.

In collaboration with An Talla Solais, we’re also running an Open Call – inviting artists to exhibit in an adjoining gallery space at the same time as our event. Our aim is to promote discussion on the subject of coastal change and present artworks which delve deeply into this important and globally significant environmental topic. What better way to do this than an Open Call.

Artists around the world are turning to the environment: creating timely, thought provoking pieces in response to climate change and adding to a growing bank of awareness raising artworks. Art has the power to offer direct entry points quite unlike any other medium.

We are looking for artworks from a range of practitioners. Selected entrants will be exhibited in a dedicated room within An Talla Solais, at the same time as our summer exhibition As Coastline is to Ocean.

Applying artists must reference at least one feature of coastal change in their submission. All aspects will be considered – whether your focus is coastal construction, erosion, beach waste, sea rise, flooding, or the acidification of sea-water – we’d like you to offer the audience an entry point to the topic.

A reference to Robert Callender’s work is welcomed, though not essential. Applicants may submit a maximum of two works each, via email (below). Our preference is for painting, drawing, print, photography, collage, assemblage – but three-dimensional works will be considered so long as they have safe wall fixings. Works must not exceed 80 x 80cm each. Full details are on the An Talla Solais website.

Submissions now closed

1 x A4 document containing up to 250 words on how your submission ties to the brief (what aspect of coastal change you are addressing) and up to 150 words about yourself.  

Max 2 x good quality JPG files – either two artworks, or two details of one artwork. We would prefer an approximate width of 2000px & 300dpi.

Links to websites / social media pages / contact information.

Successful applicants will be notified on the weekend of June 1st & 2nd 2019.

Artworks must be delivered to the gallery between Tues 16th & Thurs 18th July 2019.