If you have you ever had the tranquillity of inner thought interrupted by intrusive advertising campaigns glaring down at you – this is an intervention for you? This Guerilla Galleries call for artist submissions is a mission to engage, enlighten and enliven commuter’s journeys into trendy Shoreditch and its east London surrounds.
As an art collective Guerilla Galleries is looking for strong visual pieces designed to trip its audience up, not physically but encourage double-takes and in the proces incite gleeful surprise or an inward smile from grateful viewers.
The gallery’s team will be taking over vacant spaces normally reserved for advertising within these publicly frequented spaces. Instead the team will and install 28 x 61 cm prints of original works from new and emerging artists. Photography, paintings, design, illustrations, typography and still-life is all welcome as artist submissions.
This art intervention is a unique artist opportunity, and a chance for artists to show off their own brand of artwork taking it to an audience of up to 75,000 people on their daily commute. SUBVERT offers audiences the possibility of choice within spaces where traditionally none exists. Submitted art should visually ask questions of its viewers by way of a counter-balance to to the aggressive advertsing foisted upon them daily.
HOW TO SUBMIT
It isn’t the first time Guerilla Galleries have interacted with public spaces, its 2014 Artzelle project transform underused London telephone boxes into art spaces. This time Guerilla Galleries is inviting associates and new artists alike to rise to this exciting challenge of another public art intervention.
- Submissions via e-mail to: submissions@Guerilla-Galleries.com
- All images must be presented as a jpegs
- Include a rationale of no more than 100 words
- REMEMBER the dimensions 28 x 61cm
If your submissions are accepted you will be contacted by Friday 15thJuly 2016 with full joining details. Complete the forms, send them back with the required number of 28 x 61cm prints (280 gsm weight of paper). A video-diary of installations and public reaction and interaction to works will be shown at the gallery event in August, where all original pieces will be on show to invited guests, patrons and friends.