Call for artists

Exhibition opportunity for women artists in Plymouth

Fem­i­nist Fusion is look­ing for 5 female visu­al artists based in or around Ply­mouth to con­tribute in a group exhibition.

As Plymouth commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing, with the project MEMORIA 2020 and using a feminist and artistic perspective, Feminist Fusion aims to encourage our community to “recover our memory”; to remember what really happened in 1620, together with its social, political and cultural legacy and decide what we want to do with this memory.

The MEMORIA project started in September 2019 with a series of Feminist Fusion sessions addressing different topics related to this period of history with public conversations, women's art and communal crafts, to culminate in a final show of exhibition and performance devised by female artists and young people. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, our sessions have been rescheduled and redesigned to be online. The exhibition will take place online in April 2021, in the form of a video collated from meetings and creations by the artists.

We are looking for 5 female visual artists based in or around Plymouth who are able to commit to working together over a two week period with curators Gabi Marcellus-Temple and Louise Rabey, and Feminist Fusion producer Anairda, to develop work for the exhibition/video.
Each individual will be expected to create a new piece of work for the exhibition and to attend daily (Monday to Friday) catch up/collaboration/mentoring sessions of half an hour minimum, during this period.

The work must be conceived as a response to the centenary of the Mayflower’s sailing, and address issues such as colonialism and historicity.

The development/creation phase of the visual art project will run from 9th - 30th April 2021 and the video-exhibition will be launched at an online event on May 8th, which will include a public conversation with the artists about their exhibited work and process.
The project is open to all female visual artists, working in any medium, at any stage of their careers.

The selection panel will be looking for submissions that clearly reflect the theme and attunes to Feminist Fusion ethos of intersectional and anti-oppressive feminist values. More details about Feminist Fusion here.

Each artist will receive a fee of £100
There is also a small budget for materials.