Celebrating Seasons Exhibition

Celebrating Seasons

A community art exhibition featuring creative works made by members of the community to celebrate our favourite seasons

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Claremont Road, Whitley Bay NE26 3SF

When: August 5th – 7th 2022

(Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am -4pm, Sunday 12.20pm – 4pm

Free entry – all welcome

Open call for creative works celebrating our favourite seasons

The first community art exhibition I organised last year featured participants’ creative reflections of lockdown. The show was something of an emotional rollercoaster, featuring and inviting viewers to both feel and reflect on the impact of the pandemic on the community.

This year I wanted to create something where we can celebrate together, but with our own twist. I was inspired to choose ‘Seasons’ as I always look forward to spring. My new studio overlooks wooded parkland, so I’ve had a constant, delightful reminder of nature waking up for another year.

For many people, the seasons are simply spring, summer, autumn and winter but for the purposes of this exhibition let’s throw the net wider and consider other seasons. Perhaps your favourite is the football or cricket season? You might prefer the Christmas or the Proms season? Only you have the answer.

Whatever it is, can you share it creatively with the community? Can you paint, draw, collage, photograph, knit, felt, crochet, stitch, sculpt etc. your favourite season? You don’t have to be the next Monet or Banksy. This is an opportunity for you to embrace your creativity and share your favourite season with others. Many of last year’s exhibitors had never made anything or entered an exhibition but all of them thoroughly enjoyed participating in the show.

The guidelines for entry are as follows:

If you would like your work considered for the exhibition, email me a photo of your piece of work plus a short description about it and your favourite season (max 80 words). Please include your your name, postcode and size of the work. gailecurry@hotmail.com

• Entries are limited to one per person

• Entry is free

• There are no age limits – last year we had entries from 5yrs to 95yrs

• Exhibit size should not exceed 50cm x 50cm

• All photographs, paintings drawing etc. should be framed and ready to hang. If you need help with this, please indicate on your entry.

The closing date for entries is noon on July 11th 2022

• Successful applicants will be notified by July 13th 2022

• Successful applicants will need to deliver their work to St Marys Church on Thursday 4th August between 10am and 2pm. If this is an issue for you, please mention it on your entry.

Please note postal entries cannot be accepted.

• Works can be collected at the end of the exhibition from 4pm – 6pm on Sunday 7th August, or alternatively 10am to 2pm on Monday 8th August. If this is an issue for you, please mention it on your entry.

Thanks to Whitley Bay Big Local for supporting this event.

I am really looking forward to seeing your favourite seasons and reading why you chose them.

Gail Curry