Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Show in 2006?

A Mr. Gorman suggested to me today to apply to the RCA for a TADA group show -- any takers? A group show of emerging NL artists would be right up their alley. They prefer hard copies (i.e. photocopies) with a proposal. Let's post up some ideas. I think we should try to apply before the year is out. We can certainly produce enough art to fill up their space.

11 comments:

Missy said...

I think we should definitely do this. A show would give us something to work towards. So what sort of info would we need for the proposal? Details about the work, and maybe a background on the group? First of all, I guess we should get an idea of who would be interested in submitting work.

Missy said...

Where are the other group members, anyway? It seems like ages since some of us have posted.

Jennifer B. said...

I think all they want are images (preferably hard copies), and a proposal. Background info. would be important, like you said. Do you think we should try for a theme this time? Our Rogue show was just all over the place, which was fine for our first show. It might be nice to tighten things up a bit.

Dave Sheppard said...

Now that I'm off the island, the first that comes to mind whenever I hear of an exhibition on the island is 'does it have to be framed?' Framing has become the all important factor in wether or not I submit to a show. It's sometimes a bit of an obstacle (as framing usually is). So, when I started thinking about the theme for this show, and wether or not it and the framing thing would allow me to be included, I realized that having a theme is kind of contradictory to the title of our group. Wouldn't having a themed group show actually
'affiliate' us somehow? With that, the intention of the group (correct me if I'm wrong) was to create opportunities to exhibit and remain active outside of the commercial or institutional art setting, while emphasising our individual art practices. Another, sort of arty, word to describe our situation (well...most of us. Yes, I do get the irony of ME presenting this idea), is 'unframed'. As in without, or outside of perameters. So how about that, "Unframed", as our theme? It's open enough for each as an individual within this group. It's a play on words which describes the intention of the group. And we wouldn't have to frame anything, which works for me! :\ Thoughts?

Dave Sheppard said...

Something like "Unframed: A Selection of Recent Works by the Members of TADA"

Jennifer B. said...

Haha, Dave, I like that idea; I just spent about $20 on a crappy frame at Walmart this evening, only because I had to... Even though we're getting into Pun Territory, I'd like to give it a shot. It would be a lot easier for groupies who are out of province to send in some work. I hope that lots of other members feel the same way. And if not, got any other ideas?

Missy said...

I don't see anything worng with having a theme, personally. It would give the show a bit more of a focus (since we did do the non-themed show already). A theme can actually bring out our differences as artists too, in comparing the ways we interpret the theme. Something loose (and maybe unexpected) could be fun to work with.

At the same time, I don't care if we have frames at all. Something like bullclips would be fine, and doesn't look that bad. Frames do give the works a certain authority, but I think we're a pretty easy-going bunch, and can make it a little less formal.

David Gale said...

Count me in for this too. I need something to motivate my lazy non-art-making arse.

Paul Tucker said...

I'd be up for sticking some of my degenerate art on the wall. Now that I'm working analog I might actually have something original. But the hyper-irony of it is now I'm in Japan and it would be much easier to send something over digitally.

Jennifer B. said...

Paul, there's an idea, we could include some type of digital componant, perhaps...

Patrick Thomas Canning said...

lets do it! yo! I go lots of anything at all to put up anywhere.