Announcing Artworks 2020
the Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow Annual Open Submission and Art Award.
Artists are invited to submit their work in any medium for selection. The 2020 exhibition will be presented in VISUAL Carlow’s ground floor galleries, this summer. All artists selected will receive an artist’s fee.
This year’s ARTWORKS Open Submission invites artists to submit work that takes up the theme of climate and our natural environment.
The exhibition will be titled The Sky is Blue, taking inspiration from John Tyndall, the eccentric Carlow Scientist who discovered why the sky was blue. Tyndall is understood to be one of the founders of climate science. 2020 marks the bicentennial of his birth in Leighlinbridge, Carlow.
There will be two awards for outstanding work presented:
SELECTORS: Emma-Lucy O’Brien Artistic Director VISUAL, Jo Mangan Carlow Arts Festival Director, and New York based artist and activist Katie Holten.
SUBMISSIONS FOR ARTWORKS 2020 ARE NOW CLOSED
Carlow Arts Festival is a vibrant multi-disciplinary festival built on a deep belief in creating space for discovery, delight and disruption. Our programme embraces the world of virtuosic artists to resonate, inspire and collaborate with our community. We champion the need for audiences to experience transformative art, to encounter diverse perspectives, and through participation to be included in the act of discovery. The surprise of a profound or joyous response as part of an immersive festival experience is what we want to offer to everyone.
Our Values are Inclusion, Audacity, Fun, Passion and Preparedness. Our Place is Carlow.