Warbling: International Open Call for London Exhibition

Warbling International Open Call for London Exhibition

Warbling is an artist-run, independent platform that focuses predominantly on organising inclusive pop-up brick-and-mortar exhibitions in London, UK. More information about the project and the artist behind it can be found here.

Each Warbling exhibition open call begins with a title, it is completely up to each artist submitting to consider if and how the title might relate or sit nicely alongside their ongoing practice, your submitted artworks will be taken into consideration within the context of the exhibition as a whole and how they might be read alongside the other participating artists. However, there is no theme per se, the exhibition will have many different threads and ideas running throughout, formed by the submissions received. The title this time will be The Very Hours Pass Unnoticed.

ELIGIBILITY

  • International, UK-based and London-based artists are all welcome to submit for the exhibition.
  • All mediums of visual art will be considered and there are no size restrictions.
  • Work submitted must be new within the last 2 years, (2022 – 2023).
  • If selected, you may be asked for additional images/information for promotional purposes.
  • Artists who have exhibited with Warbling previously are welcome to make a submission, each exhibition has always included a small number of artists from past shows.

SPECIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Artists may submit up to 5 distinct pieces of work for consideration.
  • There are no size or medium restrictions.
  • Any additional equipment required such as plinths, screens, etc. will be provided by Warbling unless the artist wishes to provide their own.
  • Images should be uploaded directly to the form. If you’re having trouble with uploading to the form, please do not hesitate to contact me at robyn@warbling.co.uk
  • Videos can be submitted either by uploading directly to the form (up to 1GB), or alternatively please provide links to Vimeo, YouTube, etc. along with the password to view within the form.
  • Warbling will retain a 20% commission total on all sales made during the exhibition. Please factor in this amount when determining your prices.
  • There is no consignment period, artworks will be returned to artists after the exhibition.
  • Artworks are not required to be for sale, if your submitted pieces are not to be sold please write ‘NFS’ next to the artwork details in the submission form.
  • The cost of delivering the artworks to London / the exhibition space is the responsibility of the artist, along with any insurance. Please consider this when submitting works that may cost more to transport.
  • Artists based in London will be required to drop off artworks at the venue Greatorex Street, 10 Greatorex Street, London, E1 5NF, on Monday 12th February between 10 – 12 am, unless we agree to alternative arrangements in advance.
  • The collection of artworks for an artist based in London is the responsibility of the artist. Collections are to be made on Sunday 18th February between 3 – 6 pm from Greatorex Street, 10 Greatorex Street, London, E1 5NF, unless alternative arrangements are confirmed in advance.
  • Artists based outside Greater London will be provided with an address to ship their works to once their participation in the show is confirmed, artworks must arrive between the 15th of January – 9th of February.
  • Warbling will both arrange and pay for the return of artworks to artists based outside Greater London, this includes international artists. Returns will be made within 1 – 2 weeks following the exhibition closing and artists will be provided with tracking information once it has been arranged.
  • The artist is not responsible for shipping if the artwork sells during the exhibition.
  • Substitutions are not guaranteed. Please be aware that if an accepted work sells, becomes otherwise unavailable, or turns out to be too expensive to ship to London, there is no guarantee that another work can be substituted.

The deadline is on Friday 5th January 2024 11.59 PM (GMT)

The submission fee is £25 (non-refundable) to submit up to 5 individual pieces or less. Online entry only via PayPal or bank transfer (Please request details via email).

Website link: https://www.warbling.co.uk/open-call

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