Above and Below : Part of Devon Open Studios 2022 : OPEN CALL
An open call for new works that respond to the Time & Tide Bell project and their warning about the risks affecting coastal communities. Part of Devon Open Studios 2022: The Time and Tide Bell Project.
The Time and Bell Project was first conceived in 2008 by Marcus Vergette (artist, sculptor, bell-maker) and now includes 7 completed and 6 in progress bells along the UK coastline. The bells are public artworks, gifted to reinforce connections in local communities, between different parts of the country, between the land and the sea, between ourselves and our environment.
The bells, which toll at high tides, remind us of the material and intangible relationships we have with each other and the world around us, and in doing so draw our attention to the fragility of our environment and the impact we inevitably have through our irrevocable connection to it.
As part of Devon Open Studios 2022, we are delighted to host castings and other artefacts from the Time and Tide Bell initiative and to host a programme of performances, readings, and workshops, in partnership with Prof Corinna Wagner (University of Exeter) on a project supported by the UK Climate Resilience Programme and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
Alongside this, we are running an open call for new works that respond to the themes celebrated by the bells, as well as their warning about rising sea levels, flooding and coastal erosion:
Our relationship with the sea
A fragile world
Floods, ruins, erosion,
Disappearing infrastructure and communities
Interested applicants are invited to submit works that engage with the core themes of the Time and Tide Bell Project listed above. Qualifying works may include:
Individual 2D works for wall display
Individual 3D works (sculpture) for plinth/floor/shelf display
Works in series (either 2D, 3D or mixed)
Whilst not compulsory, works that additionally reflect on the locality of Torbay, its unique marine environment, seagrass beds, geology and UNESCO Global Geopark status are welcomed.
This is an unpaid, commercial exhibition opportunity. Submissions are juried, entries are free.
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Ceramic, Drawings, Paintings, Prints, Sculpture