Commission offer for artists to be part of COVID legacy

A £1,500 commission is on offer for the most creative artwork concept depicting how COVID-19 has shaped our lives and how the pandemic might change our lives in the future.

This successful commission will bring together a range of participants into a central installation concept..  The exhibition is curated by The Arts Project who are an established group of artists who exhibit regularly at St Pancras Hospital.

Pippa Aitken, Deputy Trust Chair of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for someone creative to show their work with a well-established group of artists in Camden and Islington.  We have worked with The Arts Project for many years and I am looking forward to seeing the exhibition when I come to St Pancras Hospital in 2022.

“The Arts Project has played a very positive role at St Pancras Hospital by showing an amazing selection of artwork as you arrive at the conference area of the hospital and service users and visitors who walk past have always marvelled at what they have seen.”

Artists who would like to apply to be considered for this commission could in the first instance visit the current exhibition, The Loudest Whispers LGBT+ Summer Exhibition, at St Pancras Hospital which will provide them with some insight of the kind of space where their piece might be displayed. Mixed media submissions will be welcomed but artists should consider very carefully how the public will interact with their idea or artwork and how it will also work in the space where the gallery is located. Visits to view the gallery as preparation for applications are welcome Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. COVID restircitions mean that we can only allow two visitos at a time, so you may be asked to wait if others are already viewing.

This commission will stand alongside many other works and while it will be the central piece it should also work well with the rest of the artwork in the exhibition.  Artists will be expected to make this clear in their application as well.

Peter Herbert, Curator Manager of The Arts Project, says; “The panel and I want to be inspired by the ideas and wowed by the final artwork.  It really needs to draw in the audience and share their experience with them.  I am very excited by this project and relish the opportunity of working with the artist and their commission for our bold new exhibition in 2022.”

To be considered for this commission please email for an application pack.  The closing date for applications is midnight on 30 September 2022.

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