Cley 16: In Norfolk Now - call for submissions
Cley 16: In Norfolk Now will be chosen by this year's guest curator Hugh Pilkington.
Cley 15 is an open submission contemporary art exhibition in and around the village of Cley-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk
Call to Artitst
Cley16 IN NORFOLK NOW
Exhibition dates: 7th July – 7th August 2016
The 2016 NNEP exhibition in St Margaret’s Church, Cley and surrounding sites, will focus on contemporary art in Norfolk. When accepting the invitation to select and curate the exhibition I thought it would be interesting to identify what is the contemporary art being made in Norfolk today, how large is the audience and who are the patrons that might support that work.
Who are the artists who could make up a new Norfolk or Norwich School? Who are the successors of Cotman and Crome; of Self and Ackling; of Emerson and Payne Jennings? Who are the landscape painters? Who are the abstract painters? Who are the sculptors? Who works in other interesting and challenging formats?
Who is living and working in Norfolk now and what are they making? Who has moved to Norfolk to make it their creative home? Who has stayed in Norfolk after graduation from University? Who has always been in Norfolk? Who are the Outsider artists?
In making next year's Cley exhibition I should like to be able to address some of these questions. The exhibition can only be as good as the submissions from which selections can be made. This exhibition is for you, so please submit an application. If your work is selected you will be part of the answer to some of these questions.
Together I know we can make an interesting, challenging and beguiling exhibition of the very best contemporary art that is In Norfolk Now.
Cley 16 Selector and Exhibition Curator
Deadline for applications: 17th November 2015
Application forms can be found at: www.cleycontemporaryart.org
Cley 15 is a unique opportunity for Norfolk-based artists to make and exhibit site-specific work and for visitors to see new, and original work set in the fabulous landscape of the North Norfolk marshes and coastline.
The Cley 15 leaflet is out and about, look out for your copy which gives full details of location, workshops and events. Download a pdf copy here
You can also buy an excellent exhibition guide for £2 from Cley church, from Norfolk Wildlife Trust and from Jarrolds and the Bookhive in Norwich
You can follow Cley 15 on Twitter for updates @CleyContmpryArt #cley15
Cley 15 is organised by North Norfolk Exhibition Project, an artist-led not-for-profit organisation in North Norfolk.
To find out more about NNEP and the committee that runs it click on the overview of NNEP page.
Registered Charity Number 1156869
News and events
We were lucky enough to have an opening speech for the exhibition by
Roger Law co-creator of the legendary Spitting Image.
There is a link to the transcript of his speech here
An exhibition guide and souvenir catalogue will be available to purchase at the church price £2. Also at Jarrolds and the Bookhive in Norwich, or by post please email firstname.lastname@example.org