david gilbert
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Callout for Wirksworth Festival 2011 - curated programme/film & video salon

Mon Apr 04, 2011 17:00

Wirksworth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SITUATION CRITICAL: Callout for Wirksworth Festival 2011
Wirksworth, a market town in Derbyshire, is home to Wirksworth Festival, which over the past two years has concentrated on developing its contemporary visual arts programme, and aspires to become a leading rural Festival of contemporary art in the UK, something we are increasingly being recognised as: 

The annual Wirksworth Festival seems to be establishing itself as far more creatively worthy that a local rural art fair, with exhibitions and installations stretching through the town’s shops, gardens, halls and surrounding rolling landscapes.”   Robert Clark, Guardian Guide, September 2009 
We are seeking proposals for new and existing work for our curated programme for 2011, and for the Film & Video Salon 2011. We are interested in site-responsive, site-specific and context-specific work addressing the ‘situation’ of Wirksworth, and in the intersection of Art and Architecture.
There is a kind of complexity that comes from taking an otherwise completely normal, conventional, albeit anonymous situation and defining it, re-translating it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present.” Gordon Matta-Clark, May 1976. 
We are interested in work that critically interrogates the situation that is Wirksworth: ‘situation’, a set of conditions in time and place - a convergence of site, non-site, place, non-place, locality, public space, context and time. 
We are interested in psychogeography, Situationist strategies, the dérive, in destabilising preconceptions of site and meaning, in intervention, in discovery, surprise, awe and humour, in cartography, maps and charts, in interactivity, and in friction rather than rapprochement. 
Visit our website for full details.


site-specific work in derbyshire, uk

Sat Jan 31, 2009 00:00

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Derbyshire Arts Development Group was established in 1999 to pool the expertise of all the arts development organisations working within Derbyshire. The visual arts group of DADG started to look at ways to raise the low visibility of contemporary visual arts in the county - which is primarily due to a lack of venues - back in 2003, and commissioned London based Proboscis to research the potential for touring and showing visual arts across Derbyshire. The initial research included the commissioning of two site-specific works, Out of Curiosity by Lothar Goetz in Ashbourne, and Memories of the Little Things by Hannah Carvell at Erewash Museum & Gardens in Ilkeston, in order to explore the potential for site-specific commissioning as an alternative to gallery exhibitions.

Curator David Gilbert began a wider research and development process in 2006, which resulted in securing funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England for a two-year programme of site-specific commissioning. Over the two years there will be at least four major site-specific commissions of national significance, and a programme of up to eight curatorial interventions across Derbyshire.

Proposals are now being sought from artists, curators and arts organisations who would like to develop innovative proposals, with further information available at www.re-place.co.uk.


exhibiting opportunity, yorkshire, uk

Mon Nov 03, 2003 09:07

a group of school students are planning an exhibition dealing with 'media[tion]' which will take place at doncaster art gallery, south yorkshire, in february 2004. they are looking for artists who make work dealing with media and who are critical in their attitude who would like to submit work. there is no fee but we hope there will be a web presence for the exhibition and critical writing by the students.

work can be web based or on portable media of any kind.

if you would like to submit work please email david gilbert at art.house@virgin.net before December 21.