S.M.I.I.F 2016 (Sculpture, Moving Image, Installation, Folkestone)
Threads, a DIY Gallery based in Folkestone, have created a free, International, Open Call to Artists working in Installation, Sculpture and Moving Image (Projection, video art, data mapping) to take part in a pop-up Exhibition in Folkestone to create more National opportunities out side London.
Threads will select works created in the last year from Local, National and International Artists. Each Selected Artists will be paid a fee to Exhibit, cover expenses to get to Folkestone and attend a Critique with the curators. The Critique will help develop their individual practices and question where the practice will progress to after the Exhibition.
This Exhibition will spark networking and a buzz amongst these creators and the town to inspire a new wave of creative energy which has recently moved to Folkestone.
In addition Students from The Edge, a Creative Business School will collaborate with Threads to document the Events which will contribute towards their course. The students will hold filmed interviews with Artists, Participants and Audience members.
Local Artists will be paid to help produce and Install the Exhibition to add to paid experience within the Arts outside London. Threads want to raise awareness of Entrepreneurial and DIY thinking within Artists to help create more empowering and resilient thinking within the Arts so that more engaging conceptual work can be created and more platforms outside of London can exist Threads received financial support from Arts Council England from a first time application. Threads would like to thank Kent County Council and Shepway Councilors Hod Birkby and Bob Neaves for their Grant.
Where: The Brewery Tap, 53 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JR.
When: The opening event is on the 20th October, from 18:00 and is open to the public and will celebrate the Exhibition with the Artists and all involved in the creation of the Exhibition. There will be live experimental music from Local Sound Artists; Alocasia Garden, Daniel Addison and Jocelyn Pritchard. The Exhibition will then be open 21/10/16 – 24/10/16 Daily from 11:00 – 18:00