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21st Century Neanderthal

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21st century Neanderthal is a research into today’s online dating world seen through artists’ eyes, mixed with every day’s righteousness and immorality.

The impersonality of online dating caused us to question the behaviour of current society. We invite artists to step into this digital world where fantasy and reality blur, where the lines cross and the perfect version of the truth is never quite what it seems. Communication is contorted as the rules no longer apply.

Things are sometimes easier to understand if they are put into art form. Some rough experiences may be overcome when one takes time to transform them into art. The unsuspecting dating site users might become warned of potential dangers or distressing situations. Someone might just be sharing their hilarious story of a disasterous date that they will be telling their grandchildren.

This exhibition challenges and exposes these online experiences through art, engaging visitors to share their own.

 

Curated by Nina Jesih.

 

It is free to submit proposals, if you are selected there is a £20 admin charge per artist, per show.

Email submissions to the exhibition’s email address. Please submit up to 500 words and accompanying images. Files to be saved as a single PDF or Word doc including your name in every file title, e.g. Tina.Turner.pdf or Turner.Tina.doc.

 

Exhibition is a part of Fringe Arts Bath, #FaB19, 24.5.-9.6.2019, Bath, UK.

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The Bath Open Art Prize 2019

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Open to visual artists working in any medium, an eclectic and exciting mix of high level submissions are received. The prize welcomes works in all genres including painting, print, photography, 3D and video, small site specific installations can also be considered. Developed as part of Fringe Arts Bath (FaB), the Bath Open Art Prize is now in its 9th year. Alongside the established traditions the prize welcomes more idiosyncratic and whimsical works that reflect FaB’s open approach.

1st prize: £250 sponsored by Andrews Property
2nd prize: £100 sponsored by Society Café
People's Choice: £50 art vouchers, sponsored by Minerva Arts Supplies
Exhibition Opportunity sponsored by 44ad Artspace: a solo exhibition in 44ad's basement gallery
Selected works exhibited at 44ad artspace during FaB Festival 2019 #FaB19

The 2019 judges - Chris Stephens, Director of the Holburne Museum (and previously lead curator at Tate Britain) and Sandra Porter RWA, artist and printmaker – will join the exhibition selection team and will be announcing the 1st and 2nd prizes at the Prize Giving reception on 27 May 2019.

Submission fees:
For 1 artwork the fee is £20
For up to 3 artworks the fee is £30
All proceeds from the Bath Open Art Prize go towards producing the exhibition, and supporting production of Fringe Arts Bath Festival. All amounts are stated in GBP.

Image © Anna Smith, Above and Below. The Bath Open Art Prize 2018 - #FaB18

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Call-out to Artists - 18 exhibitions - #FaB19 Festival

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Inviting Artists and Creatives from across the globe to respond to 18 exhibition and event proposals by early career curators. These will come together as the Fringe Arts Bath 2019 Festival programme, a 17 day free festival of contemporary visual arts.
Submission is free and deadline is 17 March 2019 for all exhibitions.

A little bit about FaB:
Fringe Arts Bath, or FaB, aims to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath, providing opportunities for early career and emerging Artists from all walks of life, and putting art in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across and interact with. FaB is Bath's only annual contemporary visual arts festival, it is free, and entirely ran by volunteers. FaB is a non profit-making Artist led organisation.

Image © A FaB intervention, curated by Tim Kelley and Melanie Honebone for #FaB16

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Call-out to curators for Fringe Arts Bath 2019

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Do you have an idea for an exhibition, a performance, intervention or event?

Fringe Arts Bath (FaB) is offering aspiring Curators the opportunity to devise a show as part of FaB Festival, 24 May - 9 June 2019.

We invite fresh & challenging concepts: FaB is a test-bed for the new, wonderful, sometimes odd. We encourage you to think outside the box! Shows can include: performance, intervention, installation, multi-media, video work, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture & all in between. Anyone can apply, any level of experience: students, graduates, artists, local, national, international.

Gain experience in this competitive field, realise your own exhibition or event, make new contacts & network. 

There will be a Curator’s meeting in November, after which your show will be advertised in FaB’s call to artists.

FaB offers admin support, practical advice, regular meetings, mentoring from past curators & exhibition space. FaB is entirely ran by volunteers, located in the city of Bath, England.

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11/02/2018
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Call-out to Artists - 24 exhibitions - #FaB18 Festiva5

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Inviting Artists and Creatives to respond to our 25 exhibition & event proposals on our website, please see individual call-outs for further info.

These will come together as the Fringe Arts Bath Festival programme, running 25 May to 10 June 2018.

FaB also invites Collectives and Groups to submit exhibition proposals. FaB is Bath’s only annual visual arts festival.

We actively promote and celebrate contemporary art, showcasing early career artists and curators, and those who find it difficult to break into (or prefer to operate outside of) the gallery based art scene.

Non-profit and entirely run by volunteers, FaB Festival occupies ‘alternative’ exhibition spaces, from empty shops to street corners.

Deadline: 
03/20/2018
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