Opportunity for artists to make a difference with their art


23 Nov 2017
Opening times:

23 November 2017: Deadline for receipt of entries (however we appreciate early submissions!)
• 25th November 2017: Notifications will be sent by email to all winning entrants.
• November the 28th 2017: Hi-res images are required no later than this date for catalogue and PR purposes.
• December 5th 2017:  Delivery of Artwork to Laura I. Gallery
• 7th December 2017: 18.30: Opening Reception – Announcement of prize winners and a speech from Cllr. Saima Ashraf.
• 9th December 2017, 13.00: Artists Talk – Artists will be invited to talk about their work, the theme of the exhibition and why it is relevant in today's world.
• 11th December, 17.00: Live discussion with the community about the theme. Project run by Phillippa Banister, Community Engagement Coordinator, Strategy and Programmes.
• 12th December to 20th December: Schools and faith organizations will be invited to participate in faith-awareness art sessions. Number of artists to hold the workshop will depend on the number of organizations who wish to participate.
• 20th of December 2017: Final day of the exhibition.
•20th of December 2017 : Collection of all displayed work.


Are you passionate about displaying your artwork in London? Do you want to make a huge positive difference in the world with your art? If your answer is yes then don’t think twice and be part in the most inspirational exhibition of this year.

Codes of Faith  

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: 23th of November 2017
Time to Change the World
Following on from the incredible success of last year’s show, Codes of FaithLaura I. Gallery is calling once again for artists to submit work that passionately addresses the themes of Faith and God.

Last year’s exhibition, a collaboration with the University Of East London, inspired thousands of people of all faiths and nationalities and sent a positive message of hope that embraces humanity.

​This year we plan to make it even bigger and better. We want people to submit work that showcases how they envision God, or Faith, or which are generated or inspired by their own religious beliefs.

All approaches to addressing these themes are not only welcomed, but encouraged. Work may be representative, interactive or narrative provided it depicts your own personal beliefs and can express your own religion, the fact that you are a non-believer, your own strong commitment to faith, or your personal search for it.
Faith is a result of personal experience and with the support of Barking and Dagenham council, alongside the many faith based organizations involved in the exhibition, we hope people will embrace the diversity of opinions and cultures represented in a spirit of unity and peace, promoting on-going friendship and harmony in spite of our differences.

This opportunity is open to everyone above the age of 18 from any nationality and culture. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works addressing in some considerable way the theme of faith or God. All media and genre of visual art are eligible (abstract, narrative, realism, conceptual, etc) besides video.
• One prize of £200 sponsored by Laura I. Gallery
•Free talisman designed and sponsored by Kavita Jewellery 
Talisman with Ganesha and Rudhraksham beads. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies . Rudhraksham is a natural seed traditionally used as prayer beads It is supposed to protect the wearer.
• 1 or more artists will be invited to run a painting workshop within the community in which they will create artworks about their particular faith. £100 pounds or more will be paid to the artists for this one-day workshop, depending on the generosity of our sponsors. This prize is optional and the winning artists are not obligated to take part.
• 1 or more artists will be invited to paint a 9-metre movable mural over three days. You will be then be offered the opportunity to have your website linked to your part of the painting and paid £100, but again, potentially more depending on the generosity of our sponsors. This prize is also optional and the winning artists are not obligated to take part.

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