Y Gair #16.5 - Exhibition Call out!
For Queer BIPOC, deadline: August 14th
We are open for EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS, from NOW until August 14th!
Here’s all the information you need, all in one place.
First of all, please welcome guest-curator, Neo Ukandu!
Neo Ukandu (he/they) is a queer and neurodivergent British Nigerian, creative and puppeteer who resides in Cardiff, Wales.
Neo feels at his best when he is creating and preforming with different mediums, often producing surrealist puppetry with Bean Pig Puppetry, absurdist short films, and colourful works of art. Neo graduated from university in 2020 studying illustration, and after a few tumultuous years has finally had some amazing opportunities to create and showcase their work. Fun fact, Neo’s life changing moment was at a house party in Bristol where he joined The Bean Pigs and never looked back!
Monday 14 - deadline
Wednesday 23rd & Saturday 26th - drop off days
28-31 - install
Friday 1st - launch
Sunday 30th - closing event
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
If you identify as LGBTQIA+/Queer & BIPOC in Wales, we want to hear from you!
Textile artists, poets, painters, ceramicists, printmakers, zinemakers, illustrators, photographers, fine arts, and more! Basically anything that is still and doesn’t take up too much floor space. We are open to ideas regarding installations and artwork that isn’t mounted on a wall.
We unfortunately are unable to present video or sound works, due to the nature of the space.
GUIDELINES & HOW TO SUBMIT
You will need to send us:
Biography in 3rd person (100 words max). Include your name, practice, where you’re from/based. You can also include where you studied, any relevant achievements, or a fun fact. Just don’t go over the word count! Here’s an example:
Tom Jones (he/him) is a singer and musician from Treforest, Pontypridd. He quit school at the age of 15, and now has a net worth of $300 million, and has had 36 Top 40 hit singles in the UK. Jones lives between Wales and London with his siamese cats.
Art statement (in 1st person). Please describe the body of work you propose to exhibit, including a title(s) and description. (200 words max).
Name of artwork(s)
Dimensions - either in cm or paper size (e.g 90x120cm or A5)
Please upload 1 image of each submission (you can submit up to 5 artworks) and ensure they are labelled with the name of the artworks
Social media handle and/or website (if used to showcase your work) to be included in exhibition handouts and artwork labels
If you need help filling in this form or need to submit in a different format, or if you have any any questions and would like to chat to us before submitting your work, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our guidelines are meant to simply make life a little easier for us when accessing people’s submissions. They’re not there to make anyone hesitate about submitting!
The selection of artists is made by the Guest Curator, Neo Ukandu, and Dyddiau Du's Board of Directors.
Although decisions are based on specific criteria, they do not reflect, in any way, your value or talent as an artist. Dyddiau Du is an equal opportunity organisation.
(Exhibition name & poster will be decided after submission deadline)
Thank you for reading, we can’t wait to see your work!
- Lucy, Joshua & Rey x
Dyddiau Du -
Fri-Sat 11-6pm, Sun 11-4pm
Capitol Centre, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2HQ
Twitter & Instagram: @dyddiaudu