Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery: Boxed In!

Deadline: 30 June 2011 (POSTMARK)

Boxed In!
an exhibition of small sculptural works
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery &
the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's, NL, Canada
September to December2012

Curator: Denis Longchamps

Simply put, a box is a container with a lid. Until it is opened, a box protects the secrecy of its contents. It is imbued with mystery and the promise of surprise. As such,the empty box can metaphorically take various meaning such as that of confinement, absence, hiding place. In our day to day life we make casual contact with the mail box, the lunch box or the toolbox. And then, there are others such as the fusebox, blackbox, glorybox, coachbox, treasure box and ballot box. Each one has its own particularities and functions,a direct meaning that can take on a metaphorical one if we think outside the box.

To bring Canadian artists together, and considering the size of our country and the cost of shipping, we propose an exhibition of small sculptural works that would fit in a specific box and spring from the idea of the box itself or of one of its metaphors. The works must be three-dimensional and can be presented on a shelf, plinth, suspended or mounted on the wall.

Your proposed work should fit in a box no bigger than 16x12x12 inches, wrapping included with the lid on, without any alteration to the box. Of course, the work can be smaller but not bigger than this set size. The proposal should be for a work of expression, functional or not, that pushes the limits of your practice within a conceptual approach.

Your application must include the attached completed form, a half to one page proposal, artist statement, drawings or sketches of the proposed work and its technical information (medium, finished size, presentation), CV or resume (maximum of three pages), up to ten digital images of recent works (no earlier than 2005) and a list of images. All images (drawings, sketches and previous works) should be in JPG format at a resolution of 72 dpi (no more than 1800x1800 dpi in size).

For more information:

Download the following: (these forms are also available in French)

Steps for Successful Candidates
Submission Form

Inquiries :

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
9 Bonaventure Avenue
St. John's, NL, Canada
A1C 5P9