Call for artists: Expanded Drawing

The Concept

AIR Gallery, Altrincham, invites establishing and emerging artists of all disciplines to consider and submit artworks centered around what drawing is today. 

Drawing has always been used as a tool to slow down and observe. Challenging the pre-conceptions of a drawing in contemporary art. Everything has to begin somewhere and even with a mark, can drawing expand out both physically between and across mediums? Is drawing more than just marks on a page? Is the act/action of drawing just as important? How can we expand the notions of drawing through painting, sculpture, performance and social contexts? 


Lucky Dip

The Concept

To host an exhibition based purely on the theme of chance! Artists will be selected at random for a unique group show in March 2020.

By removing the control attached to Open Call selection, artists will be purely chosen by chance. This gives every artist equal opportunity to have their works elected for the show regardless of background, education, status or connections. It also removes part of the curatorial control, making for a more challenging and interesting resulting show.


How does it work?

AIR Open 2019

​We are seeking entries for our annual summer exhibition the AIR Open 2019. Featuring artists from around the globe, this exhibition is open to any artist working in any theme.

​The cost is £5 per work. Artists can enter a maximum of 3 works for consideration. Entry fees are non-refundable and does not guarantee selection for the final show.

​Up to four cash prizes will be awarded. Max Value £1000

​Please read our Terms and Conditions before entering.


​All applicants will receive a special 20% discount on their next online or in-store order with CASSART, plus free standard delivery. This voucher will be sent along with confirmation of your application. Many thanks to Cass Arts for sponsoring the AIR Open 2019.


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