Opportunity : Call out for an exhibition at Fabrica, Brighton – ‘Look Closer, Think Bigger’

Fabrica gallery, Brighton

Outside In and Fabrica are excited to announce an opportunity for two Outside In artists to exhibit at  Fabrica in July 2020. The theme of this exhibition ‘Look Closer, Think Bigger’ is large and miniature artworks and we are inviting artists to submit artworks that fit into either of these two categories.

The exhibition will explore extremes of scale by creating small intimate spaces to display miniature work, contrasted with large artworks that resonate with Fabrica’s unique setting, a former Regency church in the heart of Brighton. As well as challenging perceptions of what types and sizes of artwork should be displayed together, this exhibition will also highlight why and how artists choose to work with scale, including how the space that artists have access to  create work may influence the size of the work they are able to produce.

The two selected artists will each receive £1000 for exhibiting their work in the exhibition. There will also be a travel budget to support artists to visit Fabrica. 

 Artists are encouraged to submit artwork they have already produced that fits the theme of large and miniature. Fabrica’s distinctive setting can be also be used as inspiration and there is also the potential to create new work, further develop an existing work and/or assemble work on site in response to the building.

The opportunity is open to artists based in the UK and Republic of Ireland who have an Outside In online gallery and fit the criteria of the charity.

We will be holding an induction day at Fabrica on Tuesday 31st March from 2-4pm if you would like to see the space and find out more about the exhibition. Please contact Hannah to book a space.

If you would help with submitting for this exhibition or help signing up to Outside In you can book a meeting with  Outside In’s Artist Development Programme Manager, Hannah Whitlock.

Hannah will be running artist support days on theses dates:

  • Friday 13th March, Kingsland Hub in Hackney – 242 Kingsland Rd, E8 4DG
  • Monday 16th March, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
  • Thursday 26th March, Poole Museum, Poole
  • Friday 3rd April, Turner Contemporary, Margate
  • Tuesday 7th April, Fabrica, Brighton

More dates to be announced on the Outside In website soon. All artist support days run from 10 am until 4.30pm. Contact Hannah to book your slot on Hannah.whitlock@outsudein.org.uk or 01273 381311.

If you need assistance, please contact Hannah Whitlock or Cornelia Marland on 01273 381311 or email hannah.whitlock@outsidein.org.uk or cornelia.marland@outsidein.org.uk

Important dates for artists interested in applying:

Application deadline: 13th April 2020 at 12 noon

Dates for selectors to meet shortlisted artists: 23rd and 24th April 2020

Installation period: 29th June – 2nd July 2020

Exhibition at Fabrica: 11th July – 30th August 2020

If you have any further questions or would like this information in any other format, please contact Cornelia Marland on 01273 381311 or 07903028397 or email cornelia.marland@outsidein.org.uk Alternatively, you can write to Cornelia Marland, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG

If you have any questions about the exhibition, see our FAQs here

Artists’ guides can be downloaded below.

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