Friday 3 April, 2020

Red House to host three-week art exhibition for IWD

The Rotunda Gallery will be a permanent exhibition space to display Trinidad and Tobago’s cultural and political heritage. Photo via Facebook, The Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Rotunda Gallery will be a permanent exhibition space to display Trinidad and Tobago’s cultural and political heritage. Photo via Facebook, The Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

The gallery at the Red House’s Rotunda is getting ready to showcase artists’ work to commemorate International Women’s Day.

The Office of the Parliament put out a call for submissions to artists and collectors for its International Women’s Day Exhibition which will be held from March 8 to March 27, 2020. 

Drawing from this year’s theme, #EachforEqual, pieces will highlight Women in Democracy; a Celebration of Women’s Social, Cultural, Economic and Political Achievements; a Gender Equal World; and a History of Women in Politics.

Artists and collectors are invited to submit up to three pieces of work in any medium or genre of visual arts which includes, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Fabric. Digital art will not be on display for this exhibition. Works of sexual content, violence, hatred or propaganda will not be accepted.

While there is no submission fee, artists and collectors will be responsible for framing, transport and insurance of their artwork. 

The Office of the Parliament advised that submissions for this call are open only to Trinidad and Tobago nationals.

Artists must submit proof of citizenship (National ID or Passport Bio-data Page), a brief Artist Statement not exceeding 150 words, images (at least 300 dpi) of up to three pieces of work. Documents must be submitted electronically in Word format while images of work must be in JPEG format.

See title examples below:  

John Doe_National ID 

John Doe_Women in Politics_2020_24x44inches 

John Doe_Artist Statement_2020

Collectors must submit proof of ownership of the artwork.

At the Artist’s request, the Office of the Parliament will make contact information available to persons interested in purchasing the artwork. All sales and related negotiations are the sole responsibility of the Artist.

The Office of the Parliament Rotunda Gallery Committee will select artwork for the exhibition. Successful applicants will be notified via email by March 3.

The gallery is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8 am to 6 pm except on public holidays.

Collection of artwork from the Parliamentary Complex, Cabildo Building will be facilitated on March 31. In the event that someone else is to collect artwork on behalf of the artist/collector an email must be sent to the Office of the Parliament with the person’s name and they must provide photo ID on arrival.

If you miss out on this opportunity, there will be other exhibitions as the Rotunda Gallery will be a permanent exhibition space to display Trinidad and Tobago’s cultural and political heritage.

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