Open Call | Images Need Apply, Belfast Print Workshop Exhibition Opportunity


Application deadline: 15 August, 4pm

In partnership with the Belfast Print Workshop (BPW) and to celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2017, Craft NI is now accepting submissions for works to be presented in a unique, joint exhibition – ‘Images Need Apply’ focusing on contemporary applied craft that makes use of printing processes.

Printmaking is the practice of creating images, generally from a single original surface. Typically pints are produced on paper but modern techniques have seen them transfer onto a diverse range of surfaces and be incorporated into various art and design practices.

BPW are offering selected artists one full-day of access to their studio facilities and technical support to produce complimentary or related prints to their application. In addition there will be a materials budget of £100 per artist jointly provided by BPW and Craft NI to support the creation of new work.

BPW are interested in showcasing the interaction of image with object and depending on selection the final exhibition will combine 3D/material objects, original prints and digital replications of artists’ imagery. Craft NI will work personally with selected artists to finalise specifics of the show.

The exhibition will be shown in the Craft NI exhibition space and around Cotton Court building, opening for Culture Night 2017 and will remain on show for 1 week.

BPW invite makers to submit between 1 and 3 existing works and/or proposals for new or partially new work. (If selected new work must be finished to exhibition standard in advance of the opening). The work should combine a ‘3D/material object’ in any medium with applied imagery that references a printing process. If successful the artist will be notified which piece(s) have been accepted for exhibit.

For more information and application details see: www.craftni.org/opportunity-details/call-culture-night