Located directly outside the entrance to the Studio Building (the global headquarters for Liquitex) and Griffin Gallery on Evesham Street, in West London, the commission site is a stretch of whitewashed temporary plywood hoarding, approximately 600 metres in length. The hoarding currently surrounds a car park, owned and managed by Monsoon.
We would like to commission an artist (or art collective) to create a single piece of artwork along the full length of the hoardings, to remain in-situ for approximately one year.
The work should reflect the ethos of the Griffin Gallery: an internationally focussed gallery, exploring craftsmanship and engagement with materials in contemporary art practice. We are looking for proposals that are aesthetically interesting as well as emotionally or conceptually engaging, in any style, but are imposing no particular restrictions on content at this stage.
Art materials for creating the final artwork will be provided by Liquitex.
1. Selection process
Artists are requested to submit a proposal, including:
- 6-8 examples of previous work
- Artist’s CV
- Proposal sketch for the hoardings
Proposals will be considered by the Griffin Gallery Director, Global Fine Art Marketing Director and Liquitex Global Product Manager.
2. Key Dates
Mon 20 May Deadline for submissions by 9am
Fri 24 May Successful artist/art collective informed
Mon 17 June Installation of artwork begins
3. Artist Fees
ColArt will pay the successful artist or collective a flat fee of £2,000, inclusive of expenses but exclusive of VAT. All materials for the final artwork will be provided by Liquitex.
4. Marketing and promotion
The successful artist or collective will be required to participate in some brand activity for Liquitex, for example; filming of live painting, interviews and vox-pops for the Liquitex website and social media sites.
The final artwork will be promoted via the Griffin Gallery website, Liquitex website and various associated social media accounts. The Griffin Gallery will also send out a press release to announce the completion of the artwork.
We can arrange a small launch event, at the artist’s request, but this will be limited to a small number of invited guests to be agreed with the Gallery Director.
5. Further information