West Cork Creates 2021
West Cork Creates Exhibition 2021 in association with The Taste of West Cork Food Festival is delighted to announce our 10th Summer Arts Exhibition which will run from August 7th - September 12th (tbc).
For the past 10 years, the annual West Cork Creates exhibition has showcased the best of the region’s arts and crafts for six weeks during the busy Summer period. In 2020 the exhibition went fully digital with a new website, online gallery, shop and launch event. The WCC committee aims to carry out a physical exhibition if at all possible, while continuing with their online activities alongside this.
West Cork Creates is calling on Cork-based Artists and Craftspeople from a diverse range of disciplines to create innovative, artistic responses to this year’s theme ‘Home Ground’. The theme can be freely interpreted and gives scope for artists to respond in ways that are specific to their practice.
The past year has seen most people spending large amounts of time in lockdown due to Covid-19. Those of us living in West Cork are very fortunate in that our 5 km limit will often include not only some built environment, but also gardens, open fields, coast, riverside and mountains.
Our immediate surroundings are not only our homes but have become our workplaces, our playgrounds, schools for our children and our walking/cycling/ jogging trails. This has caused us to look with renewed attention and appreciation at the microcosm of our locality, especially the natural world and the lives within that space.
Practices such as gardening, wild swimming and walking barefoot in nature have become more popular during this period as powerful ways that human beings can feel more ‘grounded’ and connect directly to the energy of the Earth, whilst receiving benefits to our physical health and mental wellbeing.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for artworks in response to the ‘Home Ground’ theme.
The O’Driscoll building has a large floor and wall area and we encourage artists to make the most of the space in creating their works, which can include larger pieces and installations. Please note that if restrictions do not allow the physical exhibition to go ahead in 2021, an online Gallery will be created on www.westcorkcreates.com.
The committee requests that artists submit a short description outlining their proposed artwork, images of previous work should also accompany your written submission. The selection process will take place in March 2020. If selected, artists should make and supply new/original work for the exhibition.
The committee reserves the right to refuse work that does not meet the required standard or fit with the theme ‘Home Ground.’
The Curator will decide how many pieces (per artist) of work are displayed. The curator’s decision is final. It will not be possible to respond to queries relating to non - selection.
Please email your Proposal with short Artists biography and 3 x images of recent work with approx. dimensions and medium to email@example.com.
Deadline for Submissions: Saturday March 6th 2021
Terms & Conditions for Participation:
By submitting an application for the West Cork Creates exhibition, artists agree to participate in the online gallery and shop, as well as the physical exhibition, should one take place. Artists are responsible for their own shipping of artworks. Artist payments are made monthly. In return for the West Cork Creates team adding their products to the website they agree to undertake the following:
To check emails at least once every 24 hours throughout the course of the exhibition.
If an online order is received, to respond within 48 hours of the email being sent to confirm receipt of the order, including bank details for payment purposes.
To arrange for collection of the artwork or delivery to the customer within 5 days of the order date.
To ensure the artwork(s) are properly packaged and are insured against damage or loss in transit. To supply West Cork Creates and the customer with tracking information where possible.
To notify West Cork Creates when the item is dispatched and give an approximate delivery date so they can let the customer know when to expect their item.
If an item arrives damaged due to unsuitable packaging, to replace the item or issue a refund to West Cork Creates, so they can reimburse the customer.
If the customer is unhappy with their purchase for any reason, to accept a return within 14 days of delivery.
For artists, supporters, press and customers...occasional, relevant emails about the exhibition.
Alison Ospina, Curator
The Wooden House