Archive for ‘Call out’

January 25, 2013

36 Lime Street Gallery 2013 Programme Opportunities

36 Lime Street Gallery are now seeking proposals for our 2013 programme.
This year’s programme will allow for 6 exhibitions to take place between May and December 2013. This space is available for artists, students and studio members to exhibit in. Any art form is welcome.
• Exhibitions will run for a maximum of two weeks, with one week installation in advance.
• 36 Lime Street will publicise the programme via its website and emarketing platforms.
• Exhibitors are able to arrange a preview for their exhibition, in consultation with 36 Lime Street.
• Artists and curators are also responsible for invigilating their own shows – each show must be open to the public for a minimum of one weekend ( 11am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday).
• 36 Lime St Gallery has no direct funding, therefore artists and curators are expected to fund their own shows.
• Artists must note that 36 Lime Street cannot insure any work while it is in the Gallery.
• Exhibitors must return the space to its original condition after finishing exhibitions.
There are 6 ‘slots’ available for the exhibitions which can be: May/June, June/July, July/Aug, Aug/Sept, Sept/Oct, Oct/Nov, Nov/Dec. Applicants are asked to state a date preference within their application.
Proposals can be submitted by email only. Applicants should send 6 relevant of recent work (72dpi JPEG), a C.V., an outline of intention for the space (including preferred dates), and a link to website or online portfolio if available
The deadline is 5pm, Friday 8th March. All artists will be informed of our selection by Friday 22nd March.
If you have any further enquiries, please email us at
November 22, 2011

Research project: What is preciousness?

Over the weekend of the 36 Lime Street Open Studios Tessa Holland will be opening her workshop on Level 4.  There will be jewellery to buy and work in progress to ponder, but also… 
Please come and participate in a short exercise and interview investigating our human impulse to collect and cherish objects.
Tessa Holland
Tessa says:  As well as making jewellery, I am studying part-time for a Masters in Anthropology (Sustainability, Culture and Development) at Durham University.  My dissertation title is not quite crystallised yet, but the broad theme grows from my work the with so-called ‘precious metals’, wondering what has made them almost universally prized across cultures and times, and questioning the intrinsic part they now play in global financial markets.   As part of shedding light on this I am interested in the very personal impulses that make certain objects or materials attractive to us. To this end I have devised a little game, and it would be great if members of the public would give a few minutes of their time (maybe ten?) to take part.
36 Lime Street Open Studios, 26th and 27th November, 10am to 6pm.
October 30, 2011

The Sunderland Book project call out

The Sunderland Book Project is co-ordinated by 36 Lime Street based printmaker Theresa Easton and is a an ongoing book project aiming to provide opportunities for those taking part to exhibit their work nationally & internationally.


Graham Smith (Art Centre Washington Sept-Nov2011)

Open Call for Submissions


The Sunderland Book Project invites national and international artist’s, designers, bookmakers and printmakers to design and make an artist’s book, pamphlet, zine or comic inspired by the North East of Englands coastal city of Sunderland.  Choose from the city’s rich history in seafaring, industrial heritage and glass making, (to name just a few) or document contemporary landmarks such as the Stadium of Light, University City and  the Aquatic Centre boasting the only 50m swimming pool between Leeds and Edinburgh!


The aim of the project is to collect a wide range of unique interpretations of the city of Sunderland from around the world.  The books will be exhibited in national and international venues, reflecting the cities international export tradition.

Dominic Colquitt (Arts Centre Washington Sept-Nov 2011)

This is a touring exhibition and has strict guidelines.

Submission guidelines:

Application Form Sunderland Book Project