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All Work and No Play

All Work and No Play

Responses to Grafters: Industrial society in image and word

5 March 2016 — 15 May 2016

6 Feb - 14 Aug 2016, Grafters - Industrial society in image and word @ PHM. Demolition men, Newcastle. Jimmy Forsyth, 1956. Courtesy of Tyne and Wear Museums

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.

**All Work and No Play is now extended to Sunday 15 May 2016**

All Work and No Play is an open submission exhibition, which showcases the work of a selection of artists, photographers, poets and filmmakers, who have responded to the themes and images of the current changing exhibition Grafters: Industrial society in image and word.

All Work and No Play  includes works by Julie Edwards, Nat Wilkins, Steve Talbot, Huma Arshad Khaliq, Ian Vines, Mandy Rathbone and David Rogers, Lizzie King, Mei Yuk Wong, Lucy Carolan and Richard Glynn, Julia Parks, Steve Judson, Bianca Cork, Nigel Slight and Digital Works.

New submissions will considered till the end of April 2016.  Submissions are open to people of all skill levels.  All works must meet the following guidelines:

  • All submissions must have strong link with the themes dealt with in Grafters
  • Submissions are limited to one work per person/group
  • All 2D artworks (paintings, photographs etc) should be no larger than 45 cm X 60 cm and can be either framed or unframed but should be easily wall mounted
  • Unfortunately on this occasion we are unable to display 3D objects/ sculpture
  • All audio should be in mp3 format
  • All films should be in mp4 format and ideally no longer than ten minutes
  • All poetry/writing should be about 250 words maximum
  • All works will be hung and displayed by our Exhibitions Team
  • You must be able to arrange the drop off and pick up of any displayed works
  • Unfortunately we are unable to offer a fee for submitted works

The museum will not display the following:

  • Things that are dangerous to the public e.g. knives and blades or anything with sharp edges, live creatures, strobe lights, naked flames
  • Things that can be a health hazard e.g. food and drink, nuts and seeds
  • Items too big or heavy to carry into the building
  • Things that may be offensive to some people e.g. anything we deem to be racist or sexist etc

The museum does not host commercial exhibitions.  Prices should not be put on any items included in the exhibition unless agreed in advance with the Exhibitions Team.

If you are interested in taking part in the exhibition please contact mark.wilson@phm.org.uk or on 0161 838 9190 with details of your art work.

Grafters has been kindly supported by UCLan.


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