Seeking Artists for Sculpt at Kew

Taking place from Saturday 9th September to Sunday 15th October 2017, this five-week selling exhibition will offer the opportunity for the presentation of small and large scale outdoor work and installations throughout the gardens. All work exhibited will be available to purchase or commission. On average, over 150,000 people visit Kew during this period so this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work to a new audience of consumers and professionals.

SCULPT AT KEW brings together the beautiful natural surroundings of the iconic Kew Gardens with stunning, manmade creations, providing a unique opportunity for artists to show and sell their work whilst allowing the public to enjoy both the sculptures for sale and the botanical gardens. The exhibition will be carefully curated in various spaces throughout the gardens, where visitors will be able to view, purchase and commission the pieces. The event will be directed by Handmade in Britain, with a close partnership with the Kew team.

The contemporary approach in the presentation and curation of the event will reflect quality, tradition, heritage and integrity. Handmade in Britain has ten years of experience working on events in the craft and design industry and the launch of Sculpt at Kew sees the continuation of a collaboration between the teams at Handmade in Britain and Kew Gardens. This unique partnership enables us to deliver truly significant international events for makers and buyers of contemporary craft. Kew Gardens is an iconic London attraction, with World Heritage status and unrivalled prestige. The picturesque setting of Kew Gardens is complementary to the work exhibited and Handmade at Kew is fast becoming London’s most exciting, growing consumer event for contemporary craft. Handmade at Kew 2017 will take place from 12th - 15th October 2017.

APPLICATIONS Applications are invited worldwide from international contemporary artists working in the following areas: CERAMICS, POTTERY, GLASS, METALWORK, STONE, WOOD and GARDEN, WATER & FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE. The exhibition will seek to achieve a diverse variety of work which will appeal to a broad range of buyers and will focus on quality work with originality for the outdoors that makes a positive contribution to the exhibition.

SELECTION Applications are assessed through a rigorous selection process and assessment is based principally on the information provided in the application and the accompanying images. Additional information on the application form may be used for press and publicity purposes once exhibitors have been selected.

CRITERIA Artists must demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of the making process and provenance of materials used. The artist must have applied their skills directly in the creation of the work exhibited. They must have also given consideration to the commercial viability of the work, both in terms of its pricing and appeal to consumers.

VENUE Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 3AB DATES 09 September - 15 October 2017

COST OF PARTICIPATION £995.00 + VAT and 30% + VAT Commission on sales.

OpportunitiesBarney Heywood