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Call for Proposals: Outing Ageing


Exhibition dates: 30 September – 17 October 2013
Proposal Deadline EXTENDED: 13 July 2013

The Holy Biscuit is now accepting proposals for our autumn exhibition, ‘Outing Ageing’, curated by artist Kay Steven.


In Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir referred to old age as society’s secret shame. Ageing affects everyone. Whether you are old, feel old or are appalled at the thought of growing older, we want to hear your ideas and proposal for art works which will out ageing. This is an open call out but we are particularly interested in contributions which have a collaborative element to them and which have a relationship or connection to the area immediately around the Holy Biscuit in Shieldfield and Ouseburn.

Please send proposals to [email protected] no later than 21 June 2013.


The final selection will be made by a panel led by Kay Steven, in partnership with independent curator, Hannah Marsden, and the Holy Biscuit team.

Kay won best in show at THB’s annual Advent exhibition in 2012. Kay’s practice is rooted in freeform textiles-crocheted and knitted pieces and sculptures emerge from a reflective exploration of connected and unconnected moments. Kay has chosen the title for the exhibition as she is interested in curating a show which puts ageing at the centre of conversations and communities rather than pushing it to the margins or hiding it. She is especially interested in seeing how artists both approach ageing and conceive of it in respect of ‘outing’ in the various media and contexts they work with.

More information about Kay Steven can be found at:

Note: There is no submission fee and no fee will be paid for selected work. At this stage we have no money to pay artists but we are applying for funding.


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