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Artist Call: Kirkby Gallery, Crafted 2023

WHO: Visual artists, craftspeople, designers and makers.

WHAT: We are looking for a range of contemporary makers and designers for inclusion in Crafted, our biennial contemporary craft / design exhibition taking place in Autumn 2023.

The exhibition will showcase a diverse range of contemporary craft, design, sculpture and fine art. We are looking for approximately 20 artist / makers to exhibit. We will be prioritising artist / makers from the North West in the first instance but will consider artists from across the UK.

We would welcome any exhibiting artists who would also like to run workshops throughout the exhibition duration. If you are interested, please briefly describe the nature of the workshop/s you would be able to deliver, along with details of any Public Liability Insurance and DBS status.

Please note, exhibiting artists will be required to deliver and collect unsold work at the end of exhibition from the Gallery (there is no financial assistance for this). The commission rate for Kirkby Gallery on sales is 25%.

We would expect all exhibiting artists to present artwork covering a wide price range, from ‘signature’ pieces through to more affordable pieces, to encourage sales. With this in mind, we would ask to be provided with a small back stock of work (if applicable) to be able to sell work and refresh displays throughout the course of the exhibition.

WHERE: Kirkby Gallery
First Floor of The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY

HOW TO APPLY: Send up to 5 jpegs of the works to be exhibited (and weblink if available), an artists statement, CV, full contact details (including email and postal address) and price list.


DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES: Friday 24 March, 4pm.

Crafted 2023
Kirkby Gallery, 30 October 2023 – 6 January 2024

As with all of our Crafted shows, each exhibition is influenced by a different creative partner, co-curating a significant core display. For 2023, we are delighted to announce that Liverpool Book Art are taking on this role, offering this Crafted exhibition an opportunity to explore and celebrate the breadth of the creative practice of book art. Liverpool Book Art is an experienced organiser of exhibitions and fairs, supporting the creators of hand-made books, which include a whole host of interesting, intriguing and imaginative pieces of work: unique hand-made books, stories & illustrations, distinctive notebooks, prints, book sculptures, bindings, and more!