Cley Curator 2018 is...
Dr Caroline Fisher is the guest curator for Cley18 and this is her call to artists for submission to this exciting exhibition opportunity for artists across Norfolk, providing the theme for this year's show,
CALL TO ARTISTS
Cley 18 'The greater the distance the clearer the view'
Exhibition dates: 5 July to 5 August 2018
Contemporary artists based in Norfolk or with a Norfolk connection are invited to respond to this brief for Cley 18 curated by Dr Caroline Fisher.
‘The greater the distance the clearer the view - one sees the tiniest of details with the utmost clarity’ is taken from W.G. Sebald’s ‘The Rings of Saturn’ where Sebald talks about the writing of Thomas Browne, the great Norwich physician and writer of the 17th century. It encapsulates the idea that something seen from far away can resolve itself to become clearer than something seen close up or that a long journey can allow us the greatest perspective on a subject. It implies either distance or time between the object and the viewer.
‘I would like artists to respond to this statement in its broadest sense, and to submit ideas for work concerned with journeys, maps, starting and finishing points, diversions and dead-ends, viewpoints and perspectives.’ Caroline Fisher
All proposals must be for NEW work that addresses the brief. Artists are encouraged to experiment, be playful and to push the boundaries of their usual practice.
Work in any medium that looks at the themes outlined above will be considered, making links to Cley from other parts of the region, the country or internationally. Proposals for works that link the main venues or are site specific in some way are encouraged and site visits are strongly recommended.
Possible locations include:
Main venue: St Margaret’s Church, Holt Road, Cley, NR25 7TT and the churchyard
Newgate Green (opposite the church)
Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) Centre
The NWT beach (excluding the wire fence and its immediate vicinity) where we hope to site numerous works for maximum impact.
Artists interested in taking part should fill out an application form and submit a proposal on ONE side of A4 paper plus up to 8 images of their work on a separate A4 sheet.
Emailed images should be resized to less than 200kb each and placed into your word document or PDF such that they will fit on one page.
Submissions not conforming to these guidelines cannot be considered.
Applications either by post or as an emailed attachment (Word or PDF) to:
Kirsti Crofts – firstname.lastname@example.org
East End House, Billingford, Dereham, Norfolk. NR20 4RA
Deadline for applications: 20th November 2017
Application forms can be found below
News and events
The submissions deadline ffor Cley18 is past and no more will be accepted. Thank you to all those that have applied.
Successful artists will be informed by Christmas.
Cley Contemporary Art exhibition Cley 18 is being planned right now by a volunteer committee with the curator for this year, Caroline Fisher.
The submission deadline was Monday 20 November 2017
Please consider making a donation if you would like to help and to ensure the future of this important exhibition for Norfolk.
Cley Contemporary Flickr group
Here is a link to a group where you can view photographs of Cley 17 and also add your own photographs of the exhibition to the group by uploading them
Donations to support Cley Contemporary
Donate here to support Cley Contemporary Art exhibition. The committee which runs it is voluntary and depends on support from public funding and individual giving to make it happen each year. If you value it, please give what you can to keep it well.
For queries about Cley18 please contact:
Kirsti Crofts (Coordinator)
East End Farm
Phone 01362 668641
Registered Charity Number 1156869