We need one more artist: must be ok with violence/corpses!
What is liedekijn?
Liedekijn will be an exhibition of 23 works on paper, held at The Front Gallery in Canberra in March/April 2013. Each piece will tell the next part of the story, so that as someone walks around the gallery, they will be able to ‘read’ what happens next.
The story we have chosen is ‘The Song of Heer Halewijn‘ – a medieval Dutch/Flemish fairytale.
A story breakdown by page and character designs (and prop and set designs) will be provided to artists to interpret in their own way. Pages may be created using any media/style, as long as they are works on paper and fit within the size restriction (to be confirmed).
The pages may be drawn using comic conventions (panels, speech bubbles, etc.), may take more of an illustrative approach – or a combination of these approaches – or something entirely different. Text will not need to appear on the page.
Because of the sequential nature of the exhibition, the catalogue will be printed as a comic/illustrated story. This will be sold online as well as at the gallery.
There will be a cost associated with participating (to cover framing, gallery fees, etc.), and artists will keep the proceeds of any works sold (less gallery commission) .
What’s in it for me?
The exhibition will be held in a commercial gallery, and artists will keep all proceeds from the sale of their works (less gallery commission). (Artists can determine the price/s for their own work – we will provide information from the gallery about historical sales data.) Participants will also receive two copies of the catalogue/comic.
Who can get involved?
Any artist. Although you do not need to have an exhibition or publication history, we are looking for artists who have a proven ability to create finished artworks.
How do I get involved?
Send us an email – email@example.com! Tell us who you are, a bit about your background (including exhibition/publication history if applicable), and give us a link to where we can find your work online.
When is all this happening?
Our indicative timeframe is:
- 11 Jan 2013
- receive high-res scans for printed reproduction
- 11 Feb
- Receive physical artwork in Canberra.
- 26 March
- Exhibition opens!
Things you should know:
- All artworks must be created for this exhibition, because each artwork will be a ‘page’ of a story.
- The story has been scripted, and is based on the Song of Heer Halewijn. Artists will be able to negotiate which page of story they prefer; however, the organisers’ decision in this regard will be final.
- The cost associated with exhibiting (for gallery fees, framing, etc.) is under $100; please email for details.
- Participating artists must give permission to the organisers to reproduce their artwork for the exhibition catalogue and promotional materials.
If you would like to help with this project in other ways, or if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.