Exhibition: Your chance to exhibit your work at ‘Beginnings’
The large majority of solo exhibitions feature an artists work in ‘retrospect’. And of course that makes perfect sense for a curator. These exhibitions set out to celebrate the life’s work of a creative, gathering the highlights from careers which often span decades. The only problem is that the artist is often dead or retired on a far off island in the sun losing an intimate quality to the exhibition. The exhibitions are curated by admires or friends and family rather than the artist themselves.
Over the next few years we will be hosting a series of exhibitions not based on the ‘end’ of long careers but of those right at the very beginning. Aptly untitled ‘Beginnings’ we aim to showcase creatives right at the start of their journey. The ‘Beginnings’ exhibits are an opportunity to give recent graduates and those early in their careers some early exposure as they ‘take their work public’ sometimes for the first time. The work will be in presented in it’s rawest form, before years of client briefs and the pressures of the creative industry, by the creative themselves. They will control what works are exhibited and how the work is displayed giving them control over how the work is received and interacted with. We want to celebrate the creatives first passions, and desire to create the way they create.
Over the next few months we will be announcing a number of hand-picked creatives to exhibit their work at the home of the Creative Arts Network in south east London, the New Community Centre. Want the chance to be one of the exhibitors, send us some examples of your work and a brief paragraph, no more than 200 words to [email protected].
- Top image credit: Susan Smart Photography of the Design Festival