Transforming Spaces 2014 Announces Call For Entries
Transforming Spaces is an annual art tour that takes place in Nassau, The Bahamas two weeks prior to Easter. The event has become widely acclaimed as one of the more significant cultural events in the archipelago.
Patrons are carried via bus to several galleries throughout the island of New Providence accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide who explains the history of each space and previews what the audience will view there. Each gallery (or ‘transformed space’) displays a different exhibition and collection of artists every year and is represented by an authoritative docent who elucidates the show in greater detail to the visiting groups.
For the first time in 2012 the large, multi-faceted exhibition adopted a themed approach which acted as the all-encompassing link between the sites which was extremely successful. It was decided to repeat this process for 2014 using the theme “WATER”.
The theme is intended to identify, provoke and project thoughts on the topic of water and its place in our individual and/or collective experiences.
Artists are encouraged to investigate, exploit and reveal the possibilities of water and all that its properties have to offer. “WATER” can be used literally, figuratively or symbolically to guide individual narratives.
In this context “WATER” can become, for example, a subject, a metaphor, a material and more…..it should manifest itself as the focal point in the creation of a single work/project designed for this event.
To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, Transforming Spaces 2014 will expand to become a four-day affair consisting of an evening VIP Gala Opening, a Talk Series, Film and Video night, as well as other events to complement the themed exhibitions that will include all forms of media showcasing the art explosion that has taken place in The Bahamas in recent years.
The art spaces will premiere their shows on the evening of Wednesday, April 2nd and will be open to the public for 4 full days from Thursday, April 3rd through to Sunday, April 6th, 2014.
In addition, the Transforming Spaces team has invited a group of local and international curators to select the works of participating artists and to personally organize the exhibitions at each of the locations.
We would like to invite you to participate in this milestone event, which is open to all artists residing in The Bahamas, Bahamians practicing abroad, or artists working, particularly, in other Caribbean countries.
Call For Entries Application Deadline
In order to be eligible, artists are asked to complete the initial Open Call application before the application deadline date of 5:00 pm on Friday September 27th, 2013.
The application can be found at transformingspacesbahamas.com.
All entry applications will be subject to review by a panel of jurors for selection. We encourage work coming from abroad to consider working with mediums that are easily shipped. Please be advised that all deadlines will be strictly enforced and MUST BE RESPECTED WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
Please contact us via email if you have any questions and we look forward to your participation!