Surface Gallery – Exhibition Proposals For 2015
Hire in 2015
Have an idea for an exhibition? Want to hire somewhere to show off your Art? We are open to any form of Contemporary Arts, from crafts to paint to sculpture.
We now offer not only the Main Gallery space, but the top floor Project Space, and of course, our unusual ‘Loovre’.
See how to submit a proposal for 2015, and read more about what we have on offer here
We operate as a social enterprise celebrating and supporting talent in our city, with a focus on engaging our immediate community and broadening participation in the arts. We are led by a co-operative team of early career professionals, who support each other in order to learn more about running a successful independent art gallery.
We are a not-for-profit organisation which does not rely on funding for day-to-day running. We rely on charging for the hire of our venue to cover running costs, such as rent and utilities.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Support emerging to mid-career artists, students and graduates
Provide an exhibition space that is a vibrant environment for creative practice and dialogue
Offer opportunities for artists and volunteers to develop skills and gain knowledge for their own professional development
Engage new audiences for contemporary visual arts
To uphold the importance of a co-operatively run art space
Proposals will be assessed on the following criteria:
Make best use of our large exhibition space
Artwork must be contemporary
Stimulating and relevant themes
Exhibit high level of skill
Experimental and ambitious work and curation
Engagement with the community
Work is assessed on its merits, rather than the past achievements of the artist and there is no preference regarding medium in which the artwork is made.
We advise artists and curators to visit the gallery space before submitting a proposal to ensure awareness of the size of space the work must fill.
We hold exhibitions meetings every three to six months, in which all staff at Surface Gallery are invited to participate in the selection process. All exhibition proposals will be discussed, and those that meet our criteria will be successful. Once a proposal has been approved at the meeting, coordinators will be allocated to each exhibition in order to bring them successfully into fruition by liaising between the artists/curators and Surface Gallery’s various teams.
16 SOUTHWELL ROAD,
TEL: 0115 947 0793