The Observatory: perspectives on landscape, society and spirit
The University of Exeter is a place of learning and also a place of research. Artists are invited to submit works that respond to the idea of ‘observatory’ as a channel for exploring a certain type of vision, investigation or view. The theme is open to interpretation. It is an invitation to explore and investigate a specific area of research at the University of Exeter and create an artwork inspired by this enquiry.
The University’s research takes place in teams combining a wide variety of topics from the distant reaches of the universe, to conditions in our own localities or our own minds, bodies and societies.
What observations do artists want to share or swap with the research community at the university?
A list of the university’s interdisciplinary research themes can be found at: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/inspiring/keythemes/
Submissions of 2D works in any medium (except moving image) based on the exhibition’s theme are sought from artists working in the south west region.
Shortlisted artworks will be showcased at the University’s Streatham Campus 11th -18th June 2017.
A visitors’ choice award of £200 for an artwork selected by visitors to the exhibition will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.
Please see the section 'How to Enter' for full entry details.
How to Enter
Entry is by on-line submission only at http://exeteropen.oess.uk/ allowing artists to upload an image of their artwork for consideration by an invited panel of selectors. The system will also take entry payments. Please note that you will be asked to register with the online system before you can enter your artwork.
31 March 2017 midnight - Deadline for submissions
18 April - Selected Artists informed by email
Shortlisted artists will be required to deliver their work to the University of Exeter (Streatham Campus) on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June between 10am – 1pm. It will not be possible to bring your work at any other time.
All selected work must be ready to hang with mirror plates positioned half-way down the frame. Work will not be accepted if it is in clip frames.
Programme of Activity
During the week of the exhibition, there will be a programme of associated events including an activity day on Saturday 17th June around the University campus.
Terms and Conditions
By completing the online registration process for the University of Exeter Open Exhibition 'The Observatory:perspectives on landscape, society and spirit', you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept the Terms and Conditions of entry below:
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