Deadline 31st March 2014
Exhibition 5th July – 14th August 2014

Download  ilfra expo 2014 application form

Ilfra Expo is an event that celebrates contemporary art, based in the Victorian seaside town Ilfracombe, North Devon UK. Presenting indoor and outdoor artworks in a town wide exhibition.

Ilfracombe is teeming with history and surrounded by beautiful countryside. In 2013 it also became the home to the large public sculpture ‘Verity’ by artist Damien Hirst, which has attracted art-tourism from across the globe. This location offers a lot for artists’ to respond to and the event, Ilfra Expo, is building up to become an annual festival of visual art, film, performance and music. Run by a voluntary committee of passionate people who want to create an inspiring event for their rural community.

Ilfra Expo takes place in the summertime, during which the town becomes animated, filled with tourists from across the UK.

We are looking for artists who are interesting in supporting this venture. Inviting artwork and ideas from local, national and international artists, at any stage in their career, practicing contemporary and conceptual art. Work submitted can include painting, installation, film and sound, textile, photography, ceramics, print, drawing, performance, sculpture, glass and metal.

There is no set theme for entries, however selection will favor artworks that are responsive, linked to, or share topics that are associated to the area.

Following the success of the 2013 event, Ilfra Expo 2014 will be held in even more locations across the town (please see potential location list on website).

Ilfra Expo 2014 can support opportunities for artists to participate in short residencies; public engagement, workshops, education projects. Please specify in your application if you are interested in any of these as part of your proposal.

There is no submission fee and there is no limit on the amount of proposals each artist can submit. Ilfra Expo will endeavor to provide accommodation for project development, an installation team, marketing and publicity for each of the artworks and artists as well as collection/delivery of artworks where possible.

If you have any further questions please email the team at ilfraexpo@gmail.com

Download  ilfra expo 2014 application form