OPEN CALL for submissions
LOVERPOOL: Liverpool & Love  

This exhibition is presented by ROAD Studios www.roadstudios.co.uk & ABC L1 www.facebook.com/abcliverpool1 as part LOVERPOOL, a series of events celebrating Liverpool and love between 10th and 19th of Feb 2017 in the Carlisle Building, 67-69 Victoria St, L1 6DE. We are looking for work by artists that responds to the theme “Liverpool a city for Lovers or Liverpool & Love” and fulfil the following criteria:

  • The piece can be of any size or medium, eg; painting, print, photography, video, digital or other. However if the piece requires complicated or specific installations we ask that the artist or their representative make themselves available for at least one day between 1-8th Feb for installation.
  • Anyone can submit work that responds to the theme, whether they are the creator or the owner of a piece of art. If the work is sold the money goes to the owner, however the name of the creator must be displayed along with a title and price^ (if for sales)
  • We will not charge any commission on work sold for under £150, for work over this price we ask the seller to contribute 15% of sales towards costs involved in setting up and promoting the exhibition.
  • Applicants to either contact via Facebook or email provided or in person at ABC L1 or The Courtroom Cafe, preferably with a photograph and any other relevant info or the original work.
  • All work must be delivered to either ROAD Studios, ABC L1 or The Courtroom Cafe before 8th Work to be collected by 22th Feb from the same except by arrangement.

What we offer:

This exhibition is a  genuine open call. We want to provide an opportunity for artists and collectors at any level to be part of an exhibition and enjoy the experience of being part of Liverpool’s thriving arts scene.

The Carlisle Building spans over 4 floors with permanent galleries in the basement and  attic*.

For this exhibition we are going to utilising all the public rooms and stairwells as well as hosting an opening evening event on the 10th at ROAD Studios and a Closing event on the 17th at ABC L1.

Both of these spaces will be putting on other shows on the alternate weekends which will expand audience. This show will include the work of local and international artists right in the heart of Liverpool just a stone’s throw from the Walker Gallery, Liverpool Lime St and Queen Square Bus Station. Get in touch and get involved.

Contact: Matt Kilp loverpool2017@gmail.com or  www.fb.me/loverpool

ABC L1, 69 Victoria St, Liverpool, L1 6DE

The Courtroom Cafe, 57 Victoria St, Liverpool, L1 6DE

*Unfortunately wheelchair access is unavailable.

^All work is left at your own risk. Well will make sure work is made as secure as possible