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Exhibition dates: 30 October- 14 December 2014

The exhibition aims to raise questions about why artists continue to paint, and questions the intrinsic value of painting. The exhibition will be curated by Hannah Conroy and members of a local charity. Applications are welcomed from local, national and international artists, from emerging to established practitioners. The exhibition is seeking artists who engage with painting in both traditional and non-traditional forms and whose interests are in the expanded field of painting, the exhibition will consider how painting responds to the context of the gallery.

The curatorial team made up of Hannah Conroy and members of the local charity will look at the context of painting through out recent art history, with particular focus on the discrepancies between traditional practices and a notion of painting that strives to reach beyond the canvas.

Hannah Conroy is Curator of Folkestone Artworks- a collection of permanent public sculptures across the coastal town. Recent exhibitions include Reassembling Past Futures (2014) at the Austrian Cultural Forum London and the co-curated exhibition No one lives here (2013) at the Royal College of Art. Conroy will working with a local charity on this exhibition with members to provide contemporary art experience, knowledge and practice through developing an exhibition for the public.

Confirmation and details of the local charity will be posted shortly.


*All artists will be informed of the outcome of the selection process on Wednesday 1 October.

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