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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? 


We are looking for drawing based practices or works that center around these questions. Considering the ideas of Expanding drawing, what can and cannot be a drawing today in both 2D and 3D contexts. The show aims to entice conversation and narrative of drawing on and off the page in creative and imaginative ideas into the gallery space where the space between thoughts and the physical gesture question drawings role today. 


Artists can enter any medium for this open call; however please read the following:

  • This open call is only open to UK Artists
  • Any works entered must have been made in the last three years
  • We will accept proposals for work but you must show us examples of previous work so we can assess the feasibility and your ability to deliver
  • All works must relate to drawing in some way. You will be required to explain this during your entry form.
  • All works must be an expansion of drawing in some way; whether a cross-over with another medium (sculpture, performance, narratives around drawing etc.) or be an expansion on drawing in it’s own right. 
  • Any work entered must be available for the exhibition. We will not accept replacements if works have sold before selection.
  • Any images entered of work must be clear and high quality.
  • We want works with a clear concept behind them.
  • Up to 5 works per artist can be entered

No prizes available but we will be seeking funding for artists


Entry Fee:

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