‘Composition’ Exhibition 30th June – 15th July 2018
Composition is the first of a new annual 2 week exhibition bringing diverse work within the fabric of the 800 year old Cathedral. The second week of the exhibition coincides with the Lichfield Festival, and the exhibition will attract an estimated 20,000 visitors.
The exhibition is open to all professional and practising artists, or recent graduates.
The exhibition is open to all fine art media – inclusive of painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography, however textiles, conceptual and installation artworks cannot be displayed.
Sculptural works must be easily transportable and movable by the installation team.
Composition is key to all art forms, and the basis of many artworks. The exhibition is looking to reflect the theme through the selected works. It is therefore open to style, media and expression. The organisers are looking for a wide selection of works from different styles and artistic perspectives.
Artists can submit up to 2 artworks for consideration.
Artist should submit digital images of work. Digital images must be clear and accurate depictions of the artwork.
Artwork should be produced within the last 2 years.
It is free to submit work and no charge applied to exhibition.
For more information and submission please email the following details to :
Submission should include:
Name and contact details
Title, media and size (+ approx weight in terms of sculpture) of submitted artwork
Cv or Link to website.
Images provided as JPEG or TIFF up to 1MB is size (for sculptural works additional images may be requested and Indication as to whether a plinth is provided as part of the work)
Cost of the artwork inclusive of 40% commission must be indicated.
Acknowledgement of insurance to cover the cost of damage or replacement of the artwork.
Artworks will be selected by
Kathryn Walker, Director the Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC
Sally Ann Newstead, Lichfield Cathedral, and formerly of Sotheby’s
Peter Walker, Lichfield Cathedral Artist in Residence and Cathedral Artistic Director.
Deadline for submission April 30th – Notification will be made before the end of May 2018
Terms and Conditions:
Artists must bring selected works to the handing in day, and collect unsold work from on specified dates (information to be provided upon selection) at no cost to the organisers. The artist is responsible for the condition of the artwork during transport, and packing and removal from site.
Any artwork deemed unfit for display on delivery will be rejected by the organisers and must be removed.
40% Commission is taken on any works sold. Any sale made after the close of the exhibition and directly as a result of direct display during the exhibition is liable for commission to the organisers.
Artist must own copyright of the work submitted and the work must be original.
Participation in the exhibition permits agreement for the artwork to be photographed and utilised for press and social media. Agreement also allows visitors to take photos for personal or non commercial.
The organisers have no liability to the artist for loss or damage, to the artwork, frame or base, or to the artists reputation during the installation. The artwork must be insurance by the artist during the exhibition.
Private opening on the evening of the 29th June
Any works not removed on the dates specified will be subject to a fixed fine.
The Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC, Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield Festival have no liability associated with display of the artworks.
Number of works selected will be based on space and relationship to the exhibition space.
Additional terms and conditions may apply