Arts Council Nelson is proud to present RAW 2022 and invite you to submit 2D & 3D artworks for this special exhibition at the Refinery ArtSpace 22nd February – 19th March 2022.
RAW 22 aims to showcase works:
- created by people from around the country who have no formal or traditional art training
- that express individuality and inventiveness
- that are ‘RAW’ – uncooked by cultural and artistic influences
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Artists may submit up to 3 entries. Work must be the artist’s own design and execution.
There are no entry fees.
Eligibility: Entry is free and open to anyone currently living in New Zealand who have not undertaken formal or traditional art training.
Work: may use any media and technique (or mix of) and may be two or three dimensional. There is no limitation on the size of work which may be free-standing, wall mounted or suspended.
Selection: Work will be selected on originality of the work and in meeting the aims of the exhibition (as above). Priority will be given to new work which has not been previously exhibited in the Nelson Region. If work has been exhibited previously, please state details of this on your entry form.
Presentation: Works should be well-presented; ideally, suitably mounted or framed as appropriate. However, un-mounted work on paper will be accepted, but entrants should note that pins may be used to hang these works. Any dry media work on paper must be adequately protected with ‘fixative’.
Entrants outside the Nelson Region: Entry and the initial selection of work by artists residing outside the Nelson region is by digital photographic image only. Images should portray the work in its best light for selection purposes, feel free to add an optional close-up image to show work details if/as appropriate. Please ensure that the artist’s name and the work title are clearly marked as the file ‘name’. Please note that image files should be no larger than 2Mb. Image files should be uploaded to the completed digital Entry Form and received by Arts Council Nelson by 5pm on 8th February 2022. Entrants will be advised on the outcome of the initial selection process by 9th February 2022. Selected entrants only will be asked to send their actual work(s).
Local Entrants: All entrants are require to complete an online entry form. Local entrants do not have to submit photographs of work, actual works must be delivered to the Refinery ArtSpace by 3pm on Friday 18th February 2022. Final inclusion in the showcase is at the discretion of Arts Council Nelson.
Do contact us if you have difficulties with any of the requirements for entering a work for this event. firstname.lastname@example.org
* Closing Date for digital images of Entries from outside Nelson – Tuesday 8th February 2022
* Artists from outside Nelson advised on selection by – 5pm Wednesday 9th February 2022
* All Artworks to arrive at the Refinery ArtSpace by – 3pm Friday 18th February 2022
* Exhibition at the Refinery ArtSpace: 22nd February – 19th March 2022
A showcase for artists who find their artwork just doesn’t seem to fit in with most mainstream galleries, that is a little edgy, naive or perhaps even ‘un-refined’
Image detail: Isaac Tait 'Orbs'