Submissions due Monday July 16
Upstairs Art Gallery, Auckland
Call for submissions open now!
Upstairs Gallery’s 10th EAA exhibition is now open to emerging artists in all media Auckland wide. Ten finalists will be exhibited in the Upstairs Gallery and 3 will be awarded with prizes worth over $5000.
Exhibition Period: 3 – 26 Aug 2018.
The 2018 Upstairs Gallery Emerging Artist Award is promoting the medium of art as a means to engage the local community and cultures around the concept of mental health, and to convey messages to counter misunderstanding, fear and prejudice.
We believe art is a tool for empathy that can help people understand mental illness in a way that is enlightening and therapeutic for both the viewer and the artist.
A recent research study identified that publicly displayed art is an effective way of increasing empathy and understanding towards people with mental illness. Simply viewing or discussing a work of art can evoke powerful emotions. We would like you to submit a work of art, in the media of your choice, which cultivates empathy and helps us become more aware of our own emotions and more receptive to the emotion of others.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Entry Form below:
Upstairs Art Gallery
Date(s) - 22/02/2018 - 16/07/2018