Vacancy: Artist/Curator – Mending Community Exhibition | Creative People & Places Hounslow

1st February 2021, London, Part time,  (£25k-30k pro rata).

Description: CPP Hounslow invites submissions from curators, artists, collectives or groups of artists to propose a touring exhibition of contemporary textiles or craft on the theme of ‘Mending Community’, using any form of visual arts practice that is suitable for display and touring in libraries, and can include 2D and 3D work (currently we are not able to show moving image work.)

In particular, we would like to explore how visual arts and/or craft can help repair communities. We are looking for works that might provoke, or inspire, our communities to take action, and where possible, to showcase innovative use of sustainable or recycled materials.

This brief has been devised in consultation with the CPP Hounslow Visual Arts Programme Exhibitions Group, which includes library staff and members of the Hounslow Community.

The selected exhibitor should be prepared to work with various stakeholders, both in person and online.

Exhibitions could respond to the following ideas: Proposals could include explorations of social repair and activism, particularly in light of the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on Hounslow’s communities. It could also be a call to action to people to turn Hounslow into a community of menders, to ensure sustainability and reuse.

While the work in the exhibition doesn’t have to be specifically about Hounslow, we would like the interpretation of the work to be tailored the locality. We are particularly interested in exhibitions that use textiles or craft, visible mending and repair, and activism strategies.

Schedule: Application deadline: 12pm, Monday 1 February 2021, shortlisting, 4 February 2021, interviews, 4 March 2021 (all interviews will be held online), project to be developed: April to August 2021, exhibition tour: September 2021 to April 2023

Please read the brief carefully before submitting your application.

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For further information please contact Daisy McMullan (CPP Hounslow Visual Arts Producer) via email

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