The Old Print Works is proud to announce the first Open Submission Exhibition “Home”. Opening Saturday 21st July 2018 – Friday 3rd August 2018.

Bethany Nugent will manage the curation of the exhibition. She began working on curatorial projects whilst studying her undergraduate degree at Nottingham Trent University in Photography, where she graduated last year. Bethany then went on to complete an internship with Ort Gallery working on the exhibition “Ghost Streets of Balsall Heath” in collaboration with Flat Pack Film Festival and the University of Birmingham. After this she was then offered the opportunity to become curatorial manager of submission-based exhibitions at the Old Print Works.

For this exhibition, Bethany has said “Home” is the perfect place to start with as it it reflects what the Old Print Works is all about, community and creativity here in Birmingham.

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She expressed that where we live influences the work we create, “…it always has, from Van Gogh painting ‘Starry Night’ from a mental hospital, to Piet Mondrian who fled Paris for New York during WWII and painted ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’, our home can strongly influence our creative output.” We invite artists to submit work which explores the meaning of home. What makes a place feel like a home? What is significant about that place? It might be the people they live with or the area they come from. 

There is not one specific thing which Bethany is looking for in this open exhibition, she is more interested in the motive behind the work being submitted. Therefore, everyone is invited to take part.

A selection panel will choose one winner in this exhibition who will be awarded the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the Old Print Works during the week of September 8th-15th.

How do I apply?

To apply you must fill out an application form which is available to download at: http://www.oldprintworks.org/exhibition, once filled out please email to bethany@oldprintworks.org

The deadline for submission is on SUNDAY 1st JULY 2018.

The submission fee is £15 for external applicants and £12.50 for internal applicants. All successful artists will be notified by Sunday 8th July 2018.