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Griffin Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space in West London. Our aim is to support the artistic community of London, creating a space for discussion about contemporary art and showcasing the very best of national and international talent. The gallery exhibition programme offers a platform for emerging as well as established artists, and we offer the use of our facilities for workshops, seminars and artist talks to create a dialogue around the artwork on display.

Within the Studio Building and above the Griffin Gallery are two fully equipped artists’ studios available for short and long term residencies, and adjoining the studios is the Innovation and Development Laboratory where new artists’ materials are developed for Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Conté á Paris, Reeves, Le Franc & Bourgeois as well as Snazaroo face paints.

The Griffin Gallery also hosts the annual Griffin Art Prize, with the selected artist benefiting from a long term residency, all materials and a solo show – go to the  Griffin Art Prize website for more information.


OPEN CALL

ARTISTS WANTED FOR GRIFFIN GALLERY AND QEST COLLABORATION

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and Griffin Gallery are delighted to announce a collaborative exhibition opening as part of London Craft Week, 6 – 10 May 2015.

Inspired by the core programme of this year’s London Craft Week, ‘London’s Hidden Craft’, the exhibition will feature scholars from QEST and fine artists in dialogue with each other.   Craftspersons and artists selected from the Open Call will be paired together by a judging panel that includes Becca Pelly-Fry, Director of Griffin Gallery, Steve McLeod photographer and Director of Metro Imaging, and Julia Robinson, of QEST and other QEST Team members. The spirit of the exhibition lies in the desire to demonstrate the contemporary nature of craft, and the craft involved in contemporary art – changing perceptions of both.

Applicants for this exhibition must be interested in the role that craft plays in contemporary art today and in working collaboratively with a QEST scholar.  This collaboration can be in the form of making or exhibiting work that responds to each other and/or creating a new piece of work together.

Interested artists should submit the following to info@griffingallery.co.uk, with the subject line ‘Griffin/QEST Exhibition’:

  1. A copy of your current CV.
  2. Up to 4 images of your work, no image to exceed 1MB in size.  The images must be JPEGs, titled in the following format: YourName_Title of Work_Dimensions.  All dimensions should be in cm.
  3. A brief statement, no more than 200 words, of the role that craft plays in your practice.
  4. An indication of the type(s) of craft that would be of most interest to you in terms of collaboration, skills exchange and dialogue.

DEADLINE: 5pm, Monday, 17 November 2014, submissions sent after this time cannot be considered for inclusion.

Work made in collaboration with the QEST scholars must be ready for installation by 1 May 2015 and available for exhibition for the entirety of London Craft Week.  All work in the exhibition may be for sale, at the discretion of the maker.