Artists and collectives are invited to submit work that fits with the open theme of "connection". All mediums are considered, including painting, photography, dance, drawing, performance, film, sound and textile. We’re very open to interpretations of the theme and would like to see a diverse selection of works. Artists can submit existing work or create new work in responds to the theme but all work must be complete for submission.We ask you to submit 3-5 pieces of work that can sit alongside one another. This is less important for those submitting film, installation or performance pieces.
EXHIBITION AND VOTING PROCESS
The selection panel longlists c.50 artists and their work makes up the the exhibition. The selection panel also shortlists five artists to be considered for the Left Bank Leeds Art Prize. The public vote to award the £500 prize. The exhibition runs 17-20 July, with an Meet & Greet event for the artists and selection panel (5-6pm), and an Opening Night (6-8pm) on Wednesday 17 July that is open to the public. Attendees at the Opening Night will be able to vote until 7:30pm when the votes will be counted and the winner announced.
Artists selected to take part in the exhibition must deliver their work to Left Bank Leeds on Sunday 14 July, between 12 noon and 6pm and are invited to attend the Artist Meet & Greet and Opening Event on 17 July.Work must be collected on 21 July between 12 noon and 6pm. Artists are responsible for any postage costs if work needs to be returned by post, and must provide this before the work is returned. Works to be hung will need to be delivered with D rings and wire already on them.
The submission deadline is midnight on Sunday 2 June 2019.
The winner of the 2019 Left Bank Leeds Art Prize will receive £500 to help the development of their practice. The five artists/collectives shortlisted for the prize will be interviewed and featured on The State of The Arts website.
Left Bank Leeds is a multidisciplinary arts and events venue set inside an amazing Grade II* listed former church building. To get a better sense of the space please see our 360 tour here: https://leftbankleeds.org.uk/360s/