Wighton 23 Cycle

Read a message from the curator, Rachel Allen , about the call here


WIGHTON23 Cycle       Curator Rachel Allen

Exhibition dates: Thursday 6 July – Sunday 6 August

Following two years of bi-annual exhibitions the project’s annual Summer exhibition of Contemporary Art is back – offering artists with a connection to Norfolk the opportunity to respond to the unique architecture and outside space of our new venue – All Saint’s Church Wighton.

Calling contemporary artists from across Norfolk, or those connected to the area, Rachel Allen from Mandell’s Gallery is the selected curator for 2023 and offers the following brief to create new work for Wighton23 Cycle

This theme offers a wide scope in which artists can explore different interpretations. The theme of Cycle affects us all in multiple ways:

  • How our lives revolve around cycles, a day, a month, a year, a lifetime. 
  • The life cycle of an object, a plant or a place, and how these things can take on new identities and meanings with a new cycle.
  • The cycle of nature from the seasons to the solar system. 
  • Cycle in its visual form, movement and shape, rhythm and repetition. 

Considering the space inside and outside All Saints Church, Wighton, I am keen to see responses across all mediums and artists’ own interpretations of the theme. 

Notes to call

All proposals must be for new work that addresses the brief and should consist of an artist’s statement of up to 400 words and up to 3 images of existing work. Please provide a close-up detail image if you think it would help to communicate material or surface qualities. Artists are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and push the boundaries of their practice.

Submission Guidelines:

Artists must be able to demonstrate a connection to Norfolk

There is a contractual commitment to 2 days invigilation (a substitute is acceptable)

All proposals must be for new work that addresses the call

Location for 2023:

All Saint’s Church Wighton, 26 Kirkgate Lane, Wighton, NR23 1PL  ,including the churchyard and Conservation area – accessed at far end of the churchyard

We strongly recommend a visit to the church

  • the church offers innumerable possibilities for locating work, as in previous years boards will be erected but the hanging team can reach almost anywhere!  
  • explore the outside space and conservation area
  • You may indicate a preferred location but the final decision remains with the curator

Application Process:

An application form can be downloaded from www.nnepcontemporaryart.com  or contact NNEP nnepcontemporaryart@gmail.com – submit the completed form with a proposal of no more than 400 words and up to 3 images of existing work (as word or PDF attachments if emailed).

Emailed images should be resized to less than 200kb each and placed into your word document or PDFsuch that they will fit on one side of A4 paper.

Submissions not conforming to these guidelines cannot be considered.

Deadline for applications: Monday 28 November – decision by third week January 2023

Applications either by post or as an emailed attachment (Word or PDF) to:

Mary Crofts – NNEP, East End House, Billingford, Dereham, Norfolk. NR20 4RA

Email: nnepcontemporaryart@gmail.com

Download the application form here