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Queen Mary University of London Commission open call

Submissions are invited for this year’s Nunnery Gallery 2018 autumn exhibition commission at Queen Mary. The artist commissioned will be making a site-specific installation for the Mile End campus that will be displayed for three months.

21 May 2018

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Queen Mary became a Patron of Bow Arts Trust and the Nunnery Gallery in 2017. Since then, Queen Mary has commissioned an artist to make a site-specific piece of art for the Mile End campus as part of the Nunnery Gallery’s 2017 autumn exhibition. This exhibition was The Working Artist: The East London Group. The artist commissioned was Maxima Smith who made ‘Ode to a Window Cleaner’, a video installation that was projected onto the windows of the People’s Palace. Maxima’s work responded to Albert Turpin, a local east London window cleaner, who became one of the East London Group artists.

Call for submissions

We have now launched a new call for submissions to apply for this year’s Nunnery Gallery 2018 autumn exhibition commission at Queen Mary. The Gallery’s autumn show is called Visions in the Nunnery*. Deadline for applications is noon on Monday 11 June. The artist commissioned will be making a site-specific installation for the Mile End campus that will be displayed from September to December 2018. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the Bow Arts website.

*Please note that Visions 2018 is an open call exhibition and the exhibition’s call for entries is separate to this commission open call. Artists may apply for both the commission and to be in the exhibition – for more info on the exhibition’s call for entries click here

 

ode to a window cleaner instal vid from Maxima Smith on Vimeo.

 

 

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