Call-out for the Spring Open Art Exhibition

Torre Abbey is currently seeking artists, makers, performers to apply for our new Spring Open exhibition to be held at Torre Abbey, 17th April to 27th June 2021.

Torre Abbey Spring Open Art Exhibition: Chasing Rainbows

Rainbows are not just a beautiful natural phenomenon, they represent peace and hope and the metaphorical promise of sunshine after the rain. In 2020 they were used as a powerful emblem of solidarity with our NHS and key workers, while throughout history they have been given a spiritual meaning in every major religion. Rainbows were also adopted by the peace movement in the 1960’s and have become an enduring international symbol of the LGBT+ community.

For our new Spring Open Art Exhibition, we are encouraging artists to work in all mediums to create a timely celebration of rainbows which will be able to be enjoyed in spaces both inside our buildings and outside in our stunning interior gardens. We would love artists to be inspired to be as colourful, quirky and dynamic as possible and not only limited to more conventional art forms. We would love the exhibition to be a kaleidoscope celebration of colour, where the sky is the limit and rainbows are a bridge to more positive and peaceful future.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and return to no later than 8pm on Friday 15 January 2021. Please also use this email if you would like to discuss your proposal beforehand. Download the application for here.

A selection panel will be made up of the Abbey exhibition and curatorial team and external creative professionals. The decision will be final and the panel may contact you with any questions they may have before their final decision.

All successful artists will hear individually no later than the end of January 2021. Installation dates will be agreed with artists in the New Year.

Please send sketches/plans / details of proposed work(s) that you are proposing to create in time to exhibit in April or sculptures that are already available.