OPEN CALL 2024
West Cork Creates Committee is delighted to announce our 13th Visual Arts Exhibition “Making Connections” which will run from August 3rd-19th 2024 (dates tbc).
West Cork Creates is calling on Cork based Artists, Designers and Craftspeople from a diverse range of disciplines to create innovative, artistic responses to this year’s theme “Making Connections.”
“Making Connections” is a broad theme that should be freely interpreted and give scope for artists to respond in ways that are specific to their practice. Artists connect with their audience through the communication of ideas and feelings in the works they make.
The theme could refer to connections between people or the link between artists and their chosen media, subject matter, landscape or a specific location. In other scenarios Making Connections literally sparks new ideas.
Human beings constantly need to connect with others, whether it be face to face or through sending messages or by phone - we do it all the time.
Visual artists might make connections with others to produce collaborative work for this exhibition.
West Cork Creates Exhibition 2024 will take place in Cnoc Buí, a new dedicated arts space in Union Hall. The building is an old farmhouse facing onto the road, which is divided into 3 exhibition spaces. The largest room has an extensive floor space and wall area and could accommodate 2 or 3 larger pieces but in general we will be looking for smaller and medium scale pieces, as well as sculpture and plinth/floor based work.
Deadline for requesting Application Form: February 20th 2024.
Deadline for Submissions:
Sunday March 3rd 5pm 2024
The committee reserves the right to refuse work that has been shown in previous shows locally, as well as work that does not meet the required standard or fit with the theme. The Curator will decide how many pieces of work are displayed, depending on space limitations and how the different artists’ work fits together.
The curator’s decision is final. It will not be possible to respond to queries relating to non-selection.
For artists, supporters, press and customers...occasional, relevant emails about the exhibition.