SWAP Editions is partnering with SKELF www.skelf.org.uk virtual project space and seeking proposals from artists to produce art works (as an edition of 18) in response to the question: Are You An Island?
VIRTUAL > Each selected artist will create their own island that will be situated in the virtual world of SKELF – launching in January 2020. Each virtual island in SKELF will contain visual material and information that represents each of the participating artists, and as an online platform the content will bring together, locate and document all the artists participating in Edition 5.
PHYSICAL > Once all the islands are established online in SKELF each artist will receive a pre-paid postage carton and they will have until 1st March 2020 to physically make and post back their small artwork multiple as an edition of 18 – in response to the question: Are You An Island?
EXHIBITION > In Spring 2020 an exhibition will showcase the physical art editions against the backdrop of the virtual islands from SKELF.
EXCHANGE > The art editions are then published into 18 sets and each artist will receive back one of the cartons containing a complete set of all the works in this edition, and all online visual material will be archived on SKELF.
About SWAP Editions
SWAP Editions invites artists to each create a small artwork as an edition. The multiples are then published into sets and each artist receives back a complete set containing all the works in that edition. SWAP is a growing collection of artist’s multiples made as editions in a wide range of materials from casts and prints, to mixed media, video and photographs. The aim is to collaborate with artists to explore the process of making editions and forge an alternate non-commercial socially driven platform to enable swapping and collecting original artworks between artists. Each published edition is curated and launched with a gallery exhibition or public event and the works will join a growing showcase of art multiples available to view online. Through invitation and open submission opportunities we aim to commission new works from both established and emerging artists, whilst acting as a network, resource and online showcase for artists making multiples and editions.