October 11, 2017

Call for Entries | Craft Biennale Scotland 2018: RESPONSE TO PLACE Open International Exhibition

Deadline: 1 December 2017, 5pm
Entries are invited for the inaugural open international exhibition ‘Response to Place’, which will be the centrepiece of a dynamic new bi-annual event – the Craft Biennale Scotland. The first Craft Biennale Scotland will launch in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and renowned world leader in international arts festivals, with a major exhibition at the prestigious City Art Centre in 2018.

The exhibition will be selected by four international curators: Grace Cochrane (Australia), Hyeyoung Cho (South Korea), Lars Sture (Norway) and Maeve Toal (Scotland).
The vision for Craft Biennale Scotland is to create an exciting new platform for discovering and presenting the very best international craft, showing ambitious works by leading and emerging artists, and to provide an experimental space for imaginative new ways to experience and enjoy craft as a fascinating, thought provoking and inspirational art form.

The exhibition will enable artists to have their work recognised for excellence within an international context. It will be attended by Scottish, UK and international audiences, and will offer an exciting platform for discussion and critical debate.

Artistic Concept: ‘Response to Place’
Artists are invited to submit work that responds to a place where they live, remember or imagine, or that contributes to individual identity or nationality, and ways in which we create and express our ‘place’ in the world.

The exhibition will celebrate the values of crafts practice in the 21st century by bringing together work from around the world, that expresses imaginative contemporary ideas through an understanding of materials, skills and traditions, while at times drawing on references to art, design and industry, and old and new technologies.

Notification of Outcome: Tuesday 19 December 2017
Exhibition Dates: 11 May – 8 July 2018

• There is no fee for entries.
• Entries are invited from British and International artists of all ages and at different stages of their careers, from those without formal training and undergraduates to established professionals.

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Call for Entries | Craft Biennale Scotland 2018: RESPONSE TO PLACE Open International Exhibition