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A maximum of eight artists will be selected for a group exhibition, which will open in April 2020. During this show one of the artists will be chosen for a solo exhibition at Aspex in 2021, and will receive a fee of £1,000.
Emergency was established in 2003, and each edition has provided an opportunity for an artist or artist collaboration to realise a solo exhibition at the gallery. Previous solo exhibitions have included: Susan Collis (2004), Tim Machin (2007), Cathy Ward & Eric Wright (2009), Kihlberg & Henry (2011), Charlie Tweed (2013), Jim Howieson (2015), Maya Ramsay (2017) and Maggie Roberts (2019).
Through the support of their Patrons, Aspex is delighted to announce that submissions for this year’s exhibition will be free of charge for the first time.
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06 Apr 2018
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01 Jun 2018
Visual Arts South West is pleased to announce the appointment of two co-Chairs to its Steering Group, succeeding the outgoing Chair, Helen Legg, Director, Spike Island, who is taking up the role of Director at Tate Liverpool.
14 Jan 2019
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21 Dec 2018
The Holburne Museum and The Edge at the University of Bath have been awarded a three year grant from the John Ellerman Foundation to fund a new shared post of Contemporary Art Curator.
30 Jan 2019
Visual Arts South West (VASW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Orrell to the role of Network Manager. Paula will take up the position in April 2019.
20 Sep 2019
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04 Sep 2019
Arnolfini, Bristol’s international centre for contemporary art, and Arts Council England (ACE) today (4th September) announce a major new investment of £1.8 million until 2022.
11 Sep 2019
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11 Sep 2019
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02 Oct 2019
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16 Oct 2019
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