Open Call | Catalyst Arts Members Show 2017

Deadline for delivery of work: 3 May 5pm

TESTING aims to give space to explore alternative perspectives and new approaches within your practice. We want you to play devil’s advocate with your usual working method, tease it, play with it, wriggle around it, blow it up and stick it back together, trick it and confront it. Without testing new ideas we run the chance of getting too comfortable and of missing that which could possibly lead to a more creative outcome. For this show we ask our members to see Catalyst Arts as a testing ground for experimentation and to showcase new perspectives and possibilities within your work.

Each member is eligible to submit one proposal of work in any medium that you feel tests and explores the boundaries of your practice.

To be part of TESTING applicants must be a members of Catalyst Arts. For further information on membership see:

Terms and Conditions:
Due to the large amount of submission annually received applicants must consider the following specifications:

  • Maximum dimensions for canvas and prints are 2.50×2.50 meters.
  • Sculptures and installations must be no larger than 3 meters cubed.
  • If you wish to submit a video work all technical equipment must be provided.

The submitted work must be delivered or posted to the gallery on the 2nd and 3rd of May between 11am – 5pm.

Exhibition runs from 4th to 11th of May, opening on Thursday 4th May, 6pm.

Dates for de-install and the collection of work are the 12th and 13th of May between 11am – 5pm. All work must be collected on these days.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the gallery via email at

Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast BT1 6BS

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