Light and Shade - Artists Call Out

Deadline Thursday 29 March 2018

Sightlines Projects are seeking artists to respond to the theme of Light and Shade for an exhibition at Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol in June 2018.

Throughout history, artists have experimented with light and shade. From Caravaggio’s dramatic chiaroscuros to the reductive ‘purity’ of Ad Reinhardt’s black paintings, Robert Ryman’s attempts to work with ‘real light and space’ with all-white surfaces, or James Turrell’s immersive colour fields of pure light, artists have pushed these opposite polarities to their extremes and explored the power and the subtleties inherent within them.

We are searching for artists whose practice in some way interrogates the possibilities of light and shade for a varied and absorbing exhibition. We welcome submissions from artists working in all mediums.

About Sightlines Projects

Sightlines Projects is a Bristol based curatorial partnership formed by Roz Bonnet and Sarah Knight in 2014. We aim to offer a platform for emerging and established artists across all mediums to showcase their practice. Sightlines Projects have previously worked with Fringe Arts Bath, Bath Spa University and Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Useful Information

Deadline: Thursday 29th March 2018

How to submit: Please send your submission to . Submissions must contain JPEGs or links to the artwork(s) proposed, along with any other relevant web links to your work. We encourage artists to submit a short statement about their practice and how the artwork(s) proposed relate to the exhibition theme.

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 12th June – Sunday 17th June 2018 (Private View Tuesday 12th June)

Artwork Delivery Date: Monday 11th June 2018

Venue: Christmas Steps Gallery, 11 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS

Administration Fee: Please note a fee of £34 is payable by exhibiting artists upon signing the exhibition agreement. This fee covers costs associated with the exhibition space, plus all marketing and promotion of the exhibition.

Commission: A 10% commission fee applies to all works sold.

Questions? Please contact us at


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