Hannahs Open Exhibition Spring 2018

Monday 08 January 2018

Call for Artists

In 2015, we hosted our second open exhibition. Over 30 artists were selected from across the country and the exhibition highlighted the vast array of talented artists many of whom had not previously exhibited their works.

In Spring 2018, we will be holding our next open exhibition. We are looking for artists and makers to submit their most innovative and creative works based on any aspect of the theme “Senses” but in particular we are keen to see work around the idea of play and interaction. It is important to us that the space is fun and engaging, and that it provides a fantastic opportunity for those who visit to be aware of their senses. This can be done in any number of ways and we look forward to seeing the numerous interpretations!

So, what do you need to know?

The Trust

Hannahs at Seale-Hayne was opened in 2010 as an innovative and groundbreaking solution to the complete lack of appropriate facilities for people with disabilities once they reach adulthood. The project is an amazing place for the community, for people of all abilities, where we can train, learn, have fun and fulfil our true potential without judgement or limit. A place of true integration and imagination. A place where disability is incidental.

With countless opportunities such as outdoor pursuits, arts, music, horticulture, radio, events, animal husbandry, a bar and bistro nowhere is off limits to our young adults. We have created a supportive and exciting environment where individuals can explore social and business enterprises, learn new skills or simply enrich their lives and enjoy all there is to offer amongst friends.

The Gallery

Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is open to the public 7 days a week, free of charge, with an annual footfall circa 100,000. You are very welcome to come along and visit at any time (core opening hours are 10-4 with later openings to co-incide with events and functions).

The main gallery space is approx 120sqm and is equipped with a secure hanging system, UV filters on all windows and an independent alarm system. The gallery is stewarded at all times and work can also be available for sale. Please note, a 40% commission is taken which feeds directly back into the Trust. In recent years, the gallery has hosted exhibitions from the V&A, Hayward Touring, Seven Stories and an extremely successful exhibition showcasing the private family collection of work by Robert Lenkiewicz.

The exhibition is open to all although we would particularly like to encourage applications from artists with a disability to take part.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications: 4 February 2018
Selection Panel decisions: Week beginning 5 February 2018
Delivery of work: 23 or 24 April
Exhibition dates: 28 April – 24 June 2018
Collection of work: 26 or 27 June

How to apply

Please submit the following:

  1. A short statement about you and your work
  2. Links to examples of your work, or a max of 3 attachments
    a. (please do not send original works in the post)
  3. If the work you would like to exhibit is not yet complete, tell us about the concept

A selection panel will review all applications and reply as per the timescale above. There is no charge to apply.