Thursday, 20 February 2014

TEST SPACE OPEN 2014: Spike Island Studios

Test Space is a project space run and curated by Spike Island Studio Holders showing both finished work and works in progress. This year, to coincide with Spike Island Open, we're running the first Test Space Open and are inviting submissions of works from artists based in the UK. 

Spike Island Open is an annual 'behind the scenes' event taking place at Spike Island over the course of the first Bank Holiday weekend in May, attracting over 5,000 visitors.

We will be accepting 2D, 3D, time based (pieces with sound will require headphones) and web based pieces, as well as proposals for performance.

The maximum size for wall pieces is 150cm x 180cm,  for sculptural pieces the space is limited due to the need for foot traffic throughout the exhibition area, therefore the size of the pieces will be taken into account during selection, as a guide the maximum plinth size we can accept is150cm x 180cm.

A panel of three independent selectors, Marie-Anne McQuay (curator), Edwina Ashton (artist) and Ruth Claxton (artist) will be selecting work to be included in the show.

A maximum of 5 artworks can be submitted by each artist.

To enter, please send an email to including the following:

•   Your name

•   Contact details

•   Either images of the submitted works (no more than 2mb per file or 10mb in total) or a link to a video work

•   A brief description of the work (100 words), including dimensions (cm)

Closing date for submissions is Sunday 6th April.

Selected artists will be notified by Wednesday 16th April and are responsible for getting selected work to us before Friday April 25th and for the collection of works after Friday May 9th.

See for more information.

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