April 10, 2018

Open Call | Catalyst Arts 25th Year Members Show, Belfast

Catalyst members are all invited to show a piece of work in any medium – work that they have made recently, that they have willed into existence, suspending or embracing the possibility of retroactive wishes.

Regret is a way of relating to objects and actions of the past, connecting our desires and wills to what we do and what we make. The Members Show this year takes the idea of regret – the retroactive wish – as a potentially compelling way of seeing what we’ve made and of bringing an element of looking-back into the present. ClΓ©ment Rosset summarises Schopenhauer, saying that regret has no meaning; to do something different would have been to want something different. Even without meaning, a retroactive wish might carry something – the ghost of an intention, a persistent illusion.

The submitted work must be delivered or posted to the gallery between 9am – 5pm on the 27th and 28th of April. Please provide your name, title, medium and date included with your work.

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Catalyst Arts 25th Year Members Show will take place 2nd – 5th May 2018, opening: Tuesday 1st May 6–9pm

To take part applicants must be a members of Catalyst Arts. Being a member is a great way to support Catalyst and have access to exclusive members opportunities throughout the year.

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Open Call | Catalyst Arts 25th Year Members Show, Belfast