Artists are being invited to apply for space in a six-week-long summer exhibition at The Station in Richmond.
‘A Spot on the Wall’ provides the opportunity for up to 150 artists to secure gallery space in the heritage building; showing, and replacing their work continuously as it sells.
“This is a great opportunity for artists to reach out to a large number of customers. Approximately 50,000 people will visit The Station over the summer holidays, so the potential for sales is very good,” explains Gallery Manager, Thea Treweek. “As a piece of art is sold from the artist’s spot, they can replace it with another. This is obviously good for the artist, but also great for visitors, as the exhibition is ever changing.”
The 2014 exhibition is the third of its kind to be run at The Station. The money raised from commission on sales will benefit The Station charity. With ‘spots’ available for as little as £60 for the whole six weeks, organisers hope to attract a variety of artists to show at the exhibition, as well as introducing a large number of potential art buyers to a wide range of work.
There’s also the opportunity to display even more work at weekends by taking a platform area ‘Art Boot Sale’ slot.
“We’re very excited about the Art Boot Sale concept,” explains Thea. “It’s a way of giving artists additional display space. All sales from Art Boot Sale events are commission free, and artists can share their space with creative colleagues to really maximise impact.”
The exhibition runs from Saturday 26 July to Thursday 4 September.