On 18 January 2018, Making Space is partnering with Rowans Hospice to host ‘The Power of Tin’ – a fundraising exhibition and auction event to bring our 10th Anniversary celebrations to a close.
The event is themed around the material ‘Tin’, which traditionally is associated with 10th anniversary celebrations. Professional artists and makers are invited to submit work, which showcases their individual creative talent and inspiration responds to the theme of Tin.
Making Space is now doing an Open Call to professional artists and makers to submit work for selection. As a maker, you have free reign on how you wish to decorate, customise or use the tin for your submission, you could even use the material tin to create something new or respond to the theme of Tin using a different medium all together. It’s completely up to you.
Tins can vary in size from small food tins up to bigger biscuit tins, but all submissions must meet specific health and safety guidelines that are listed below. Please read these beforehand and note that if these H&S guidelines are not met, Making Space reserves the right to refuse your submission for exhibition. In order to produce a professional show we will be selecting pieces from all the submissions to ensure a high level of craftsmanship and variety in the final curated exhibition.
All pieces included in the show will have a reserve/minimum price of either £20.00, £30.00 or £50.00 depending on the size and complexity of the piece.
From the final sale price the artist will receive 30%, 30% will go to Making Space and 40% will go to Rowans Hospice.
THE TENTH TIN – Making Space will also be asking professional associated makers to donate work which will be all be included in ‘The Tenth Tin’. This LARGE PRIZE TIN will have a list of makers who contributed but the contents will remain a surprise.
THE TENTH TIN will have a larger reserve/minimum price, TBC.
DATES FOR SUBMISSION AND SELECTION
If you would like to submit work to this exhibition, please send or drop off the finished piece(s) accompanied by a completed submission form to Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5BN on one of the following dates 4, 5, 7 December 2017 between 10am and 4pm.
Please note Making Space does not have a post box so work cannot be delivered out of the above mentioned hours.
To download a Submission Form please click here.
You will be notified by the 15th December if your work has been selected for the show.
Making Space will contact artists directly asking them if they’d like to donate work for THE TENTH TIN.
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
All submissions must have the artist name written on it but this should be concealed from public view to ensure the exhibition remains anonymous.
If using food tins, please ensure these are thoroughly washed and cleaned before submission.
All submissions must have any sharp edges filed down.
Making Space hosts ‘A Space To Make’ (ASTM) twice a month. During these times there will be opportunities for makers who would like to use Making Space and our tools / equipment on specific days before the submission deadline to allow them to make their work safe for exhibition.
ASTM Dates – 21 November 10am-12noon each day.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE EVENING OF THE EVENT
Auction date: The auction will take place on the 18 January 2018. Times are still TBC.
Prior to the exhibition (around mid-December) listings will go online. Images and a description from the artist will be posted but these will remain anonymous.
Anyone wanting to submit an early bid on any of the pieces can do so by email for a limited period of time.
On the evening of the event, there will be a 1 hour viewing period, where invited visitors and artists will have the time to view of all the work created for the auction before bidding.
The bidding will then proceed. All sold tins will need to be paid for on the evening of the event and taken home by the lucky bidder. Any unsold work will be given back to the artist.
If you wish to come along to the auction but decide not to bid, there will be an opportunity to donate to Rowans Hospice on the night using their charity buckets.
PLEASE CONTACT KATE AT ADMIN@MAKINGSPACE.ORG FOR PROPOSALS OR ANY QUERIES.