Exhibition Opportunity, Scarborough Prison Drawing Project 2016

Deadline: Sunday November 15th 2015

The ‘Prison Drawing Project’ explores contemporary drawing in response to Dean Road Prison, Scarborough as part of ‘Coastival’, Scarborough’s annual creative arts festival 12th – 14th February 2016.

Call for proposals:

Artists to submit proposals for how they would use one of the cells in the prison (2.5m high, 2.1m width and 3.8m length).

Proposals must be focused upon using drawing (in its broadest sense) as a medium.

The proposal: 500 words maximum explaining how you would use/ respond to the space, technical/ practical requirements and accompanied by 4 images that are representative of your work.

10 invites open to professional artists and students across the UK. Identify if you are a student and provide contact details also.

Submissions to: prisondrawingproject@gmail.com

Deadline: Sunday November 15th 2015

Each artist will be paid £150, their work professionally documented and included in an online publication recording the event.

Terms and conditions:
Each selected artist is

  •  responsible for installation and takedown of their own work. Returning the venue to its original state.
  • responsible for the insurance of their own work. Public liability insurance provided.
    expected to be available throughout the weekend of the 12th-14thFebruary to invigilate the exhibition.
  • All forms of work will be considered including 3D and audiovisual. individual artists are responsible for their own technical requirements.
  • Payment after the completion of the project by the start of March 2016.
  • Any damage to work during the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.
  • All selected artists’ work must be installed and completed by Friday 12th February at 4pm. The exhibition will open Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 10am until 4pm.

Important information about this venue:

Access is limited : If you have mobility issues or any questions about access please contact Wendy Holdroyd: wendy@create.uk.net

The exhibition takes place in February in an unheated Victorian prison.Please consider whether these conditions may damage your work.

Artists may propose to draw on walls of the cells, fix to the walls, use 3D materials or use audiovisual equipment.

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