Transition: Call For Proposals

Image Credit: Steve Tanner

01736 363715

Deadline Monday 19 November 2018

Fee N/A
Budget £300
Salary N/A
Hours 48

Transition is an opportunity for artists, or artist groups, to use the gallery space at Newlyn Art Gallery to consider how a series of works is developing or to try out ideas for an installation or interactive project. Each artist will be given a week-long slot in either the lower gallery or the upper gallery, with a total of eight artists (or groups of artists) participating over the four weeks. In-house support, some AV equipment and a small budget of £300 per project that can be used towards transport/travel/materials will be available. We can also provide advice/ assistance with finding accommodation, if required.

Transition has been a regular element of Newlyn Art Gallery’s exhibition programme since 2000, with two off-shoots; Curator’s Edition (2008) and Performance Transition (2012). This will be the 13th Transition for artists working in any medium.

Transition gives artists the time and space to take ideas forward in a public environment, aiming to resolve conceptual and practical issues, without the constraints of presenting a finalised exhibition. Artists can challenge their practice and take risks concerning their usual working techniques. They will be able to discuss their work with the curatorial staff at Newlyn Art Gallery, as well as with the visiting public and other artists.

Towards the end of each week an informal morning discussion will take place between the week’s artists, curator Blair Todd and the public, to discuss and evaluate the progress of their projects.



Proposals should give a provisional outline of the project, the artworks and media involved. They should indicate how you intend to use the time and space. Candidates need to be able to commit to being active in the gallery for the duration of their slot. There are no restraints regarding choice of media, and interaction with public is encouraged.

The weekly slots include five working days (Tuesday – Saturday). On Mondays the Gallery is closed to the public and will be used for the changeover. Candidates should indicate if there are any weeks when they will not be available. We are looking for proposals for first three weeks of Transition 2019:

Week 1: Tue 19 – Sat 23 Feb  /  Week 2: Tue 26 Feb – Sat 2 Mar  /  Week 3: Tue 5 Feb – Sat 9 Mar                   

Please send a brief CV, one A4 side for the proposal and up to 15 supporting images.

Deadline for proposals – 9.00 Mon 19 Nov 2018

Artists will be notified during week commencing 26 Nov 2018

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