Reflections on Occupation

The Guernsey Arts Commission is pleased to announce an Open Competition for all forms of visual and performance art, to be put forward for our exhibition – ‘Reflections on Occupation’, to be held at the greenhouse Gallery from Friday 16th March until Sunday 3rd June 2018. The competition has three categories: Visual arts; Performance arts and Poetry and Literature.

The exhibition will coincide and engage with the Heritage Festival theme of Occupation and Liberation (running from 30th March – 10th May).

To further engage with the Heritage Festival, the Guernsey Arts Commission are planning on installing temporary exhibitions in a number of public places, which will give further opportunity for the artwork put forward for the Open Competition, to be put on display. We will also look to facilitate a number of live performances based around poetry, literature and the performing arts, during the Heritage Festival.

The Competition is open to all, and the closing date for submitted work is 9th February at 5pm.

We would encourage artists to put pieces forward in different categories if artists wish. Once completed please deliver the finished work/s, with the entry form, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, to the Guernsey Arts Commission, Candie Museum, Candie Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UG. Please see Guidelines for criteria for entry which are very wide and inclusive.

We look forward to receiving the entries! We are hoping this competition will attract entries from all ages, amateur or professional, regardless of experience or education in the art field, and be exceptionally diverse and creative, ranging from musical and theatre pieces, to poetry and short stories, along with visual art.

Forms are downloadable – the brief here and the entry form here.

Artists can contact us on 709747 or email [email protected] for more information.