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Call for Proposals: 40 Days in the Dark


Spring Exhibition at The Holy Biscuit

EXHIBITION: 13 March – 2 April
PREVIEW: 12 March, 6 – 8pm

We are launching a programme of exhibitions to mark 2015 as the UN International Year of Light with our spring exhibition, inspired by the short film ‘Return of the Sun’. This short documentary by Glen Milner looks at an Inuit Community in Northern Greenland, who spend 40 days of their winter in complete darkness. To tie this in with the season of lent, we are curating an exhibition which encourages people to imagine what it would feel like to live in darkness, waiting for the moment when the sun rises for the first time.

We are inviting artists or groups to respond to this theme by reflecting on personal experiences of how creativity is a form of expression, exploration and hope which can help us journey through dark places, or bring us out of them. We seek installations, films, paintings, photographs, interactive art or sculptures exploring this theme.

The deadline for submissions is 23 February.

Please include images of work and a short statement explaining how it responds to the brief.

If you would like to submit work, or for more information and guidance, please contact [email protected].


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