We are looking to commission a piece of site specific artwork on the hoardings at the front of Torre Abbey Historic House & Gallery (torre-abbey.org.uk). The boards have been erected whilst a major restoration project takes place and will be in place until Summer 2013. We are looking to animate the space, build awareness of the restoration
and promote a temporary exhibition opening in the Spanish Barn in mid July. (The artwork can stay on site indefinitely or for as long as is possible but if past the closing date of the exhibition, we must be able to remove the element referring to this). We are looking for vibrant, contemporary and engaging artwork - the nature of which is open though it must relate to the site and surrounding area. It may be done by an individual, a
collective, the community or a combination of all of these. We are entirely open to ideas and only seek to provide the space and the opportunity for something innovative and exciting to happen.
The site: The hoarding's dimensions are approx: 2.4 x 50 metres. We are certainly not expecting you to use the entire space (unless you want to!), you are welcome to choose sections as appropriate. It is made of plastic and has signage fixed with screws intermittently along its length. The artwork commissioned would be fixed to the hoardings (fittings will
be provided) and must avoid covering the signage in place. Images of the site can be seen below.
Call issued: 4th May 2012
Deadline for applications: 9am, Wednesday 6th June 2012
Successful applicant informed: By 8th June 2012
Work to be installed: By 13th July 2012
Please be aware that the work must stay in situ until at least the end of August 2012.
The space is in close proximity to the sea and will be very exposed to the elements so please bear this in mind.
The total fee available is £1000 – this must include all materials and expenses. Payment will be payable upon receipt of invoice in two stages – once appointed and after completion.
How to apply
Please send a CV, web link to examples of previous work and a short proposal detailing how you would approach this project to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for submissions – 9am Wednesday 6th June.
The commission will be awarded by the selection committee - James Derwin (Artist Curator), Anna Gilroy (Arts Development Officer, Torbay Council) and Martin Hoare (Operations and Development Officer, Torbay Council) and Dee Martin from Torre Abbey / Torquay Museum.