SOLO Award 2014 - Deadline: 31 May 2014
* Winner’s SOLO exhibition London Art Fair January 2015 (over 30,000 visitors in 2014)
* Prize money £1000 cash
* Judges: Kate Brindley (director mima/Arnolfini), Cherry Smyth (critic, curator, writer), Lisa Milroy (painter), Sarah Monk (director London Art Fair)
* Deadline: 31 May 2014
about the SOLO Award
The WW SOLO Award is an annual structured opportunity, created to provide support, development and exposure for a contemporary artist of any age, working in any medium. With a focus that stretches further than new graduates, the SOLO award recognises that artists can be producing exciting work at any age and any stage of their career. We deliberately distance ourselves from unhelpful and limiting tags such as 'young' and 'emerging', but welcome submissions from anyone aged 18 - 108.
Now in its third year, the 2014 SOLO Award comprises £1000 cash to the winner and a solo presentation of their work at the London Art Fair in January 2015. With over 30,000 visitors to the 2014 fair, the winner can expect a huge, new audience to see their work. The Art Projects section of the fair will offer the winner the freedom to use the stand (approx 25sqm) in any way they choose, whether they are showing installation, video, painting, performance etc; Art Projects is a curated showcase of contemporary art from across the globe, featuring large-scale installations, solo shows and thematic group displays, alongside an extensive Film and Performance Programme presenting a selection of experimental work, and therefore presentations are not restricted to being commercial in nature.
how to enter
• Online entry fee of £25 > [APPLY NOW] <
• Application via email: Maximum 3 images or multimedia files/links
• No CV, no statement, no application form required (further info will only
be required if longlisted)
• Please read Key Dates and Terms & Conditions before applying!
eligiblity & guidelines
• Contemporary artists, working in any medium, at any stage in their career
• Artists of all nationalities aged 18 or over, living or working in the UK & ROI
• There is no set theme; work should be representative of your practice or process.
• Media can include painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video, audio,
drawing, collage, printmaking, digital, photography, mixed media, have we missed
anything? That too.
• There is no specific size restriction on works, but if your work is very large, please
check that we can accommodate it on the receiving day.
• In the July - December 2014 period, between the winner being announced and the
London Art Fair opening, the winning artist is expected to develop upon their
existing/submitted work to create new content for their SOLO exhibition
• Please read Key Dates, Terms & Conditions before applying!
2013 winner Laura Fitzgerald's SOLO exhibition 'Work Based Anxieties' was held at WW Gallery in January 2014, if you missed it, here are some images and a link to her video (http://www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com/solo.htm#2013). A catalogue will be available shortly. In February 2014, Fitzgerald's work was also included in a night of artists' films at the Chisenhale. (http://chisenhale.co.uk/chisenhale/blog/2014/04/09/please-stand-by-16th-... 9-pm/) She is currently in a group show in Ireland: Re-framing the
Domestic (http://www.highlanes.ie/Activity.aspx?ActivityID=234) and is participating in a group show at ISCP in New York in June 2014(http://www.iscp- nyc.org).
2012 winner Jonathan Gabb's SOLO exhibition 'SYSTEM' was held at WW Gallery in January 2013. An online catalogue is now available to view, with texts by Helen Sumpter, Deb Covell and Francesca Brooks (http://.www.issuu.com/wwgallery/docs/ww_jonathan_gabb_system?e=2708349/6... 95). Since then, Jonathan has been nominated for the Dulux Colour Awards 2014 (http://www.dulux.co.uk/colour-awards/), for Best Use of Colour in the Arts 2013, he has been named by Axis in Ten artists you should be collecting now
3 October – 16 November 2013.
For full details, dates, terms & conditions and to apply, please visit the website: http://www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com/solo.htm