Call for printmakers for group exhibition

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum is presenting a contemporary print exhibition in July and August 2018 connected to the theme of Journey’s to Home. The exhibition is the second art intervention inspired by the Redding Collection of photographic glass negatives which capture parts of Rugby life during the 1950 – 1970s.

More information about this inspiring collection can be found at:

Recent research has focused on portraits in the Redding Collection of Rugby residents taking individual and family photographs to send home to relatives in the Caribbean and Asia. In July 2017 Rugby school children worked alongside Highly Sprung performance company to present a public dance performance depicting journeys to Rugby. The performance was inspired by the stories of local people making Rugby their home both 50 years ago and more recently as Rugby grows as a community.

The group exhibition this summer will explore a broader theme of Journeys to Home, asking printmakers to submit artworks that link with the theme in whatever way inspires them. This could include migration, journeys, the meaning of home, place making. Images can be both literal and symbolic, and can also be inspired by the Redding Collection directly. A small display about the Redding Collection research will be presented alongside the Journey’s to Home exhibition, and a solo exhibition by a photographer.

Exhibition aims:
 To present a contemporary print exhibition featuring high quality print from the
Midlands region available to sell to visitors to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.
 To highlight the stories of the Redding Collection to visitors and networks across the
 To encourage artists and visitors to explore the theme of Journeys to Home including
migration and place making.
Submission details:
 Artists can submit existing artworks or proposals for new prints.
 All prints must be available on a sale or return basis.
 Artists are able to submit up to three artworks for consideration.
 Delivery of artworks to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on Monday 25th June 2018.
 Entry fee: no entry fee applicable

Submissions must include:
 Title, size and media of artworks
 Up to 3 images of artwork or details of proposed artwork and images of examples of
 Retail price (including £25% commission + VAT)
 a short CV and statement about your practice

Proposals to be forwarded to Katie Boyce, Senior Visual Arts Officer at before 5 March 10am in order to be included in the shortlisting process.

Shortlisted artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition by 9 March.
Exhibition dates: 30 June – 1 September 2018

Collection of unsold artworks: before 8 September 5pm from Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.
Further information about the Redding Collection can be supplied on request.

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Katie Boyce

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Start Date

8th February 2018

Closing Date

5th March 2018