Call for exhibitors: ‘Crafted’ 2016, Knowsley Culture Development & Events Service

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 30 October 2015

Call for exhibitors

WHO: Visual Artists, craft persons, 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 next in the summer of 2016. The exhibition will showcase a diverse range of contemporary craft, design, sculpture and fine art. We will be looking for approximately 20 artist / makers to exhibit. We will be looking to artist / makers from the North West in first instance but will consider artists from across the UK.

Special for 2016, Crafted will be a multi-site exhibition. The exhibition will be staged in two main shows:
Huyton Gallery: Monday 30 May – Saturday 24 September 2016
Kirkby Gallery: Monday 30 May – Saturday 13 August 2016

There will also be a number of smaller satellite exhibitions, over the same period, in Prescot Museum and the ‘Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park’ in Huyton. Central to the exhibition in Kirkby Gallery will be a specially selected range of work by various significant designers, on loan to the gallery from The Crafts Council, setting the scene for an exciting and dynamic exhibition.

Please note, exhibiting artists will be required to deliver and collect unsold work post exhibition from the Gallery – there is no financial assistance for this. The commission rate for Knowsley Council 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) so as to be able to sell work and refresh displays through course of the exhibition.

As part of the exhibition and to encourage sales, there will be a number of free giftwrapping service days in each of the galleries. Dates of these tbc.

Huyton Gallery, Civic Way, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9GD
Kirkby Gallery, Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY
Prescot Museum, The Prescot Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA
Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park, Longview Drive, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 6EG

Send up to 5 jpegs of the works to be exhibited (and weblink if available), an artists statement, CV, full contact details (inc. address) and price list.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 30 October 2015