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The BROWNFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE

As Part of AirSpace Gallery’s upcoming project, The Brownfield Research Centre, we are inviting submissions from artists on the subject of Brownfield.

INTRODUCTION

Brownfields can be defined as vacant or derelict land or property, usually industrial in nature. Denoting or relating to urban sites for potential building development that have had previous development on them, as opposed to greenfield land, which has never been built upon.

At AirSpace we believe these sites offer much more than their reputations as wastelands, or eyesores and are actually almost sites of Special Scientific Interest. In the summer of 2018, we will be intensively exploring one particular Brownfield site in Stoke-on-Trent, and in doing so, looking to describe exactly what is there and how these sites and their reputations could be successfully reconfigured into important sites for the future of our City Centres.

Over the 6 week course of The Brownfield Research Centre, the gallery will be split into 3 zones -
A physical Research Centre where we will collate and present all works submitted through this open call
Residency Space - active testing, experimental and Research space for a series of invited artists for the duration of the project.
Exhibition space - each of the invited artists will exhibit work made previously around this subject

OPPORTUNITY

The Brownfield Research Centre is an attempt to collate and present as many different artistic responses to, and uses of the Brownfield as possible. Ahead of a big multi partner city-wide Brownfield project scheduled for Spring 2020, AirSpace Gallery is inviting submissions from artists working in or interested in the area of urban ecologies, flora and fauna etc. to send in documentation of their practice, historic or current, in all forms of media, in order that we can offer a significant overview of the contemporary state of the genre.

Our exhibition will then, become a physical repository for Brownfield and Urban Ecological Practices, and we envisage any of the following being submitted:

- Artworks (paintings, sculpture, photographs etc and / or documentation of them)
- Video documentation
- Sound documentation
- Publications and zines (we will have a reading corner within the research centre).

Over the 6 week course of The Brownfield Research Centre, the gallery will be split into 3 zones -
A physical Research Centre where we will collate and present all works submitted through this open call
Residency Space - active testing, experimental and Research space for a series of invited artists for the duration of the project.
Exhibition space - each of the invited artists will exhibit work made previously around this subject
There will also be an Artist Soup Kitchen event, themed around the importance of and possibilities for the Brownfield Date TBC. And on July 22nd, we will host a round table audience-based discussion about the Brownfield.

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HOW TO SUBMIT

Please note: As this is an "open" submission and exhibition, AirSpace Gallery will not be entering in to curatorial discussions with artists. We will try to ensure that all artworks are exhibited sensitively, whilst also endeavouring to exhibit all artworks submitted in some form - this may be physically within the Gallery space, or online.

Sending Works

Physical
Please send your physical works, marked The Brownfield Research Centre to
AirSpace Gallery
4 Broad Street
Stoke-on-Trent
ST1 4HL

Digital
Please send your Digital Works, marked The Brownfield Research Centre to
mail@airspacegallery.org

Return of Works
It is the individual artist's responsibility to pay for and arrange the return of their works at the end of the exhibition.

Please Include
• Artists Statement ( max 250 words)
• Weblinks plus social media links

GALLERY OFFER

1. One Brownfield Research Centre artist, submitting to this open call will be selected by our Brownfield Panel, to join our 6 selected artists to submit and develop a proposal for a brand new piece of work, for exhibition in a proposed Grand Brownfield exhibition in association and partnership with the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, in Spring 2020

2. AirSpace Gallery will endeavour to exhibit all submitted artists and works during the run of the project. AirSpace Gallery will promote the artist and exhibited work on our website and/or blog as well as via our social media outlets.


DEADLINE - JUNE 30th, 2018
EXHIBITION - JUNE 15th-JULY 22nd

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Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.

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