Open call to exhibit with NCCD

20 Jul – 6 Sep 2020

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Open call to exhibit with NCCD

The isolation of lockdown has been difficult and challenging for many. Everyone’s experience of Covid-19 has been unique and as we all try to make sense of the last few months, we want to unite our community through creativity to help us all respond, recover and look ahead to a new world.

Through craft, design, making and performing we’re encouraging everyone to unleash their creativity and improve their health and wellbeing at this time.

Inspired by our current exhibition Body & Mind: Seen & Unseen, we’re inviting YOU to be part of an open exhibition with NCCD.

We’re calling for creative artworks that respond to four themes that link to our exhibition and your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artworks can be in any art-form (visual arts 2D or 3D, digital, craft, performing arts, dance, written/spoken word, music, creative writing, etc.) and you can submit one entry per person per theme.

From decoupage to dance and poetry to painting, selected entries will be exhibited as part of an exhibition (either physical or virtual) later in the year.

All entries must be sent to to artclub@nccd.org.uk by the deadline show below.

The exhibition is open to ALL ages, abilities and art forms.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

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Theme 1: Inside / Outside

Think about the inside of your body or mind. How can you show and interpret how you feel on the inside through art and creativity? Imagine the workings of the body you cannot see?

Take inspiration from the following artists in Body & Mind: Charlotte Colbert / Laura Youngson-Coll / Susan Aldworth

Deadline for submission:
Mon 13 Jul

Theme 2: Creative Healing

What helps you mend? Do you have a hobby or pastime that helps you to restore a sense of wellbeing and balance? Explore your inner creativity and see how it helps you heal.

Take inspiration from the following artists in Body & Mind: Eleanor Kerr Patton, Karina Thompson, Jan Bowman

Deadline for submission:
Mon 27 Jul

Theme 3: Joy & Happiness

What makes you happy? What brings you joy? What are the things that lift your spirits and inspire you?

Take inspiration from the following artists in Body & Mind: Eleanor Kerr Patton, Karina Thompson, Jan Bowman

Deadline for submission:
Mon 10 Aug

Theme 4: What’s your daily medicine?

What do you do every day to keep well? What is your medicine (literal or metaphorical)?

Take inspiration from the following artists in Body & Mind: Susie Freeman, Anna Dumitriu (medication) or Jan Bowman, Karina Thompson, Eleanor Kerr Patton (creative activity).

Deadline for submission:
Mon 24 Aug

Image: Stopgap Dance Company | Photo: Electric Egg

Photo: Electric Egg