Opposing Views

15 May 2020 – 17 May 2020

Regular hours

Fri, 15 May
10:00 – 18:00
Sat, 16 May
10:00 – 18:00
Sun, 17 May
10:00 – 18:00

The Futurist Site

England, United Kingdom


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Open call for Opposing Views during the festival of ideas.



01/11/19 - EXHIBITION MAY 2020


1. History

‘Scarborough Contemporary’ is a project to bring a modern contemporary art gallery to the Scarborough foreshore. We are currently proposing for the gallery to built on the former Futurist site.  As part of the discussions, we have been given the opportunity to use the site for installations.  To make full advantage of this we are going to hold an exhibition during the Festival of Ideas in May 2020. 

2. Scope

As the exhibition is during the Festival of Ideas, I have decided to make the theme OPPOSING VIEWS. The artist is invited to submit in writing an installation or performance piece.   Opposing views call for the Artist(s) to investigate a topic and evaluate the evidence that supports either one or both sides of an argument. 

The installation/performance piece can be either a 3D set, video installation or a live performance. Other proposals will be considered. Once considered you may be invited to do the piece either for 1 or 3 days or set hours for performance art.  Funding is limited and you may be offered a £50 grant to support your piece, any costs exceeding this with be covered by the artists.

Due to the size of the site, you will be required to share the site but you will receive a dedicated space.

3. Requirements

• The proposal must be in writing and cover one side of A4, you may use up to two pages for your draft/layout drawing.

• For installations, you are required to send between 5-10 photos of either past installations or artworks. All mediums are accepted for this, but the project must adhere to the brief. Headshots are required for each member.

• For performance pieces, you are required to show 2-5 examples of video (please provide links). Headshots are required for each member.

• A degree in the Arts is preferred but not necessary, but you must have at least three years experience.  This will be waived if you are currently doing a degree in the Arts.

• Once offered a space, days or times are negotiable but once agreed may not be able to be moved.

• If a grant is offered you will need to provide a break down of costs.

• If a grant is offered but is no longer needed, you must return the full amount to the curator.

• Full contact details are to be provided, including, Name, email and mobile number.

4. Implementation Plan

You must set up and move in a timely manner. Help will be provided on request and volunteers will be welcomed. The site must be kept clean and respect other parties at the site. Failure to do so will result in being asked to leave.

5. High-Level Timeline/Schedule

Your proposal will need to be in by 31 January 2020.  All participants will be contacted by 20 February 2020. Entry is free, but donations are grateful and will be used to set up the site, providing support and advertise the event.

Applications: daviddarcygallery@outlook.com

Donations: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8k2gX0AJJl

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