48 hours notice



44AD artspace is looking for innovative artists, curators and promoters to be part of an exciting new project called 48 hours notice.

The objective is to put on at least four shows within the first year, whereby the group of selected 48 hour artists will be emailed at random by the 48 hour team. This random email will include a word or a sentence (a title) with which artists will have 48 hours to respond to; with the aim of making artwork for an exhibition that will be on display very very shortly afterwards….
Please remember that via selection, the 48 hours team will have recruited a sizeable group of 48 hour artists and there is no obligation that individual artists will have to respond to every show title.
Each artist taking part in a 48 hours notice show will be required to pay £10 towards exhibition expenses and to help out with invigilating the show.

The curation of each 48 hour notice show will revolve around the selection and exhibiting of artworks at a very short notice, with the aim of initiating a dialogue between the audience, artist/artworks and the space.

The first title for the 48 hours notice project will be….  


We have had a great response towards the 48 hours notice project and we will endeavour to include all participants in this show. Of course, we will not know the true amount of participants/artwork until all the work has been dropped off, therefore please note that a selection process may have to be made by the team of curators. Only if your work is selected will you be required to pay the £10 participation fee. 

A few things..

All mediums will be accepted and your work can be made during/site specific/performance based … at the opening and/or throughout the show.

We have had several long distant/international applicants…so if  you are unable to make the hand in and your work is video installation/sound art/ something that can be sent/drop-boxed etc. please feel free to do so.

Please could you let us know by Saturday evening (9th Nov) whether you are able to participate in the first show and we look forward to seeing you at the hand in (details as follows)…

Please could you bring your artwork/s ready to hang etc. alongside a card for each piece that states your name, artwork title, medium and price (if applicable), to 44AD artspace (7B Lower Borough Walls.Bath.BA1 1QR) on Sunday 10th Nov between 4pm-6pm or Monday 11th November between 10am-11am.

If for any reason we are not able to include your work, We will let you know by Monday 11th Nov.

Set up for the show will take place Mon/Tues/Wed next week, with the open evening on Wednesday 13th Nov 6pm – 8pm.

The show will run until Sunday 17th Nov and your artwork/s will be available for collection on this day between 4 – 6 pm. Please be aware that 44AD artspace will take 10% commission of any artworks sold and although every care will be taken, cannot accept liability for theft or damage to artwork. 

If you are able to volunteer a few hours of your time to help man the gallery space throughout the shows duration, please could you let us know as this would be extremely appreciated. 

Best of Luck!

The 48 hours team


If you require any further info please email 48hoursnotice@gmail.com

44AD Art Space

7b Lower Borough Walls
Bath BA1 1QR
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