Opportunities at Eyelevel
OPPORTUNITIES AT EYELEVEL
SITELINES PUBLICATION CONTENT
DUE 8 JANUARY 2016, 5PM.
Eyelevel Gallery is working on a publication, titled Sitelines that investigates issues arising from our first years as an artist-run centre without a permanent gallery space. Through the publishing of critical writing, ELG case-studies, and commissioned artwork, Sitelines will be a “catalogue” that reaches beyond documentary account, and will investigate ideas of “site” or “sitelessness”, public or accidental audience, mobility, mutability, and transience as they relate to artistic practice and presentation. This project considers printed matter as a site in and of itself, capable of crossing geographic and physical boundaries.
Critical, academic, and creative writing is welcome. We are looking for consideration of Eyelevel’s geographic and artistic context such as issues of artistic autonomy, self-determination, entitlement, and claiming/decolonizing “site”.
Mindful of the complex identity of Halifax (K’jipuktuk) as unceded Mi’kmaq territory, Eyelevel specifically welcomes Indigenous contributors’ considerations of these topics. How has Indigenous knowledge—or its absence—shaped the development of conversations around “place” in our work as artists, artist-run centres, and audiences?
Aware also of gentrification’s ongoing and loaded history in Halifax’s North End and the African Nova Scotian community, Eyelevel is also specifically inviting contributions from people of colour. How is the role of the artist/artist-run centre in both the cause and consequence of gentrification changed by choosing not to have dedicated gallery real estate?
More generally, how are we struggling or succeeding in this new way of programming? How may our failures crack open conversations about our city and our discipline? If this piques your interest as a writer, artist, critic, thinker, or agitator, read on.
Writers will be engaged based on expressions of interest, with texts to be completed through winter 2016. For evaluation by committee, your expression of interest must be in English, though the language of the commissioned text can be negotiated, as translation is an option.
Send one page PDF to email@example.com with the subject line: SITELINES/TEXT. Please include:
- prose bio (max 100 words)
- proposal, pitching the texts you’d write for Sitelines, and content that interests you (max 250 words).
- writing samples, two selections of your writing (published or un-published)
Artworks will be considered as a commissioned piece for the publication, and need not be visual. Text-based artwork will be considered, as will performance, activation, intervention, or works theoretical in nature. The project can take place prior to printing of the publication, or be proposed as a tool to activate/unravel the publication after printing.
Send one page PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: SITELINES/ART. Please include:
- prose bio (max 100 words)
- proposal, describing your intended project and artistic approach (max 250 words).
- website link, if applicable
Fees for both texts and commissioned artworks will be confirmed based on proposals. Eyelevel is committed to paying professional fees for selected work.
EYELEVEL GALLERY AT DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY DUE 15 JANUARY 2016, 5PM.
Eyelevel Gallery has been invited by the Dalhousie Art Gallery to provide programming in tandem with the exhibition “Why are we saving All these artist publications + Other Galleries stuffs?” which uses content from Eyelevel Gallery’s archives to examine the emergence of artist‐run culture in Halifax in the 1970s. ELG has two opportunities arising from this invitation:
1. CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Eyelevel Gallery’s founding in 1974 was on one hand buoyed by a zeitgeist of artistic support that witnessed the formation of public galleries. On the other, along with its artist-run peers, it critiqued the developing system by providing alternative exhibition venues and models. Moves toward institutionalized professionalism belie the artist-run centres’ formation as risk-taking, exploratory, unexpected, and critical organisms.
In a self-reflexive response to this invitation to program alongside our artist-run history, we’re redirecting the opportunity afforded by the prestigious real estate of a university gallery back to you, the artist. Project to take place in early spring 2016.
Prioritizing the development of artistic practice, we invite proposals for new work, from which selected artists will work in collaboration with ELG to determine needs and execution of the project. Projects need not engage with ideas of the archive or the exhibition space specifically—but considering this unique situation as a point of departure is encouraged. Project would take place the 7 March to 17 April.
Send one page PDF to email@example.com with the subject line: ELG at DAG 2016. Please include:
a prose bio (max 100 words)
a website link if applicable
a brief describing your intended project and artistic approach (max 250 words)
2. CALL FOR PRINTED MATTER
Eyelevel Gallery is seeking printed matter and artist’s multiples for Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative 7. Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative is a biennial exhibition of artist’s books, multiples, and printed matter, refreshing Eyelevel Gallery’s Bookstore with works from established and emerging artists. Work on display will be available for purchase throughout the exhibition during regular gallery hours. Exhibition will run 22 January to 6 March.
Works can be delivered by mail or in person to:
ERI 7 c/o Wes Johnston
Dalhousie Art Gallery
6101 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
During the following times:
18 to 20 Dec 2015, 11am to 5pm
Weekdays from 4 to 15 Jan 2016, 10am to 5pm
Please also send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
with subject line: ERI7
description of the work (max 100 word)
bio (max 100 word)
sale price (70% of any sale goes to the artist, 30% to Eyelevel Gallery).
contact information: full name, email & mailing address, phone number
ERI 7 contributions must arrive by the 15 January 2016
Our Annual Call has passed, please sign up to our mailing list to receive news about forthcoming applications.
Having already announced a move to an online submission process, paper submissions received after April 2014 will not be considered, unless previously arranged.
Eyelevel Gallery's Membership Committee is seeking submissions for Members' Projects. At this time, we have two opportunities available:
B) Members' Gallery
5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 101
The wall is located inside the gallery’s office space, and is approximately 13 running feet.
Deadline for submissions March 21st