The 2018 Art & Architecture Trail will be on 15th & 16th September.
CALL FOR ARTISTS – MELBOURNE FESTIVAL ART & ARCHITECTURE TRAIL – CLOSING DATE 7th APRIL 2018.
Planning is now underway for the Art and Architecture Trail at Melbourne Festival 2018, the Trail will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2018. Below are details of what you will need to do to apply for selection to exhibit on this years Art and Architecture Trail.
What is the Melbourne Festival ? The Melbourne Festival is a creative and visual arts festival. The Festival was launched in 2005 and has been extremely successful. Last year we had great publicity, over 5000 visitors and feedback from both artists and visitors was extremely positive. Approximately half of artists selected to take part in the Trail will be invited from the artists who exhibited last year, the remainder will be selected from the applications received from new artists and other artists who have exhibited in previous years. We offer places to approximately 120 – 150 artists each year. Our aim is to keep Melbourne Festival fresh, to this end we plan to rotate artists who have previously exhibited between venues and rest some of our past artists each year to enable some new artists to take part.
This year we intend to build upon the success of the previous years of this event. We are planning crafts, art, music, educational workshops and demonstrations. The Festival is not for profit organisation and is still run by a group of like minded volunteers committed to encouraging creativity in all its forms in Melbourne and South Derbyshire.
Where is Melbourne? Melbourne is a picturesque, old market town set in the rural landscape of South Derbyshire on the edge of the National Forest. It is home to Melbourne Hall and Melbourne Parish Church (one of the finest Norman buildings in the Midlands). The local community is full of people with an interest in the Arts and has many societies and community groups. It is a creative, vibrant community. (Type DE73 8EJ into Google Map for location).
What is the Arts Trail? Melbourne Festival Arts Trail is a mapped trail of venues in a series of easy walking loops throughout the heart of Melbourne. Each venue houses selected artists exhibition their work for sale to the visiting public. Venues comprise of all the available public, church and civic buildings, various open spaces and rooms in local residents homes. For previous Trails we were successful in persuading many residents to open their homes, giving us some stunning venues and providing an exciting and diverse trail– each year there are approximately 70 venues.
When? The Arts Trail this year will take place over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September 2018. Artists will be able to set up on Friday evening, although early access may be possible to allow set up on Saturday morning in some venues. The trail will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The exhibitions are taken down at 5pm on Sunday evening. We can supply and erect display boards (6ft high by 4ft wide, MDF, cream) where required allowing you to present work to very high standards and so helping to encourage sales.
Note: All makers are required to be present at their exhibition during the opening hours of the trail on both days and work must be for sale, unless previously agreed.
What do we want? We want contemporary artists and makers, working in all materials, creating original work of any size. We are looking for a diverse range of craft and fine art makers to exhibit in any medium. It should be noted that whilst most of our venues are indoors we have secured some very good outdoor venues for suitable work.
The selection criteria for work submitted is as follows:
- Work should be innovative, imaginative, original and engaging.
- The work should be of excellent quality in both materials and application.
- The work should not be offensive.
- The work should be of safe and sound condition and suitable for public display.
Deadline for submissions. The deadline for submissions for the Arts Trail is 7th April 2018. All artists will be informed of the decision regarding their submission by the end of May when we have matched all selected artists to suitable host venues. All details regarding venues and facilities will be advised at this time. If you haven’t heard whether you have been successful by mid-June please contact the Festival Office – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees. We do not charge an application fee. We will however take a fee of £80.00 from those artists who are selected for the Arts Trail (£50.00 for Artists in their own home / studio). We will collect this fee from the successful artists / makers in advance of the event. Allocation of space will be dependent on receipt of the fee, the fee is payable by 30th June 2018. This fee contributes towards advertising, publicity and the general running of the Festival. We do not take commission on sales.
What to send us: Arts Trail. If you would like to submit your work for exhibition in the Arts Trail please send a covering email / letter with full contact details and 6 – 8 clear images of your work with descriptions such as title, medium and sizes attached. Please make sure that all images are clear, in focus and faithful to your work. See the Image / Document Requirements below. Please send us a CV / Artists statement as well if you wish.
Image / Document Requirements. Please submit applications and images by email or on a Memory Stick or CD by post.
Email / CD. If you are sending your submission by email please save your images as JPEGs on medium compression (level 3 – 4). Try to keep the image file size to around 250Kb – if necessary split images into 2 sets to email. Title the files with your name and number in sequence (e.g. sbrown1.jpeg). Do not include fullstops in the title (they will confuse the computer). Text files such as statements and CV’s should be sent as Word files, however pdf files are acceptable. If you are sending images by CD the image files should also be sent as 250Kb JPEG’s. If you send large files or a different format, or prints, the images loaded onto the website may not be as you sent them or may be delayed due to amount of work required to reformat. Due to number of applications submitted we do not automatically acknowledge receipt of all entries, however, we do contact ALL artists at end of May. Please do not send orginal artwork.
Demonstrations. We are looking for some makers to demonstrate on the Trail at the same time as exhibiting their work. We need to know quite specific details with regard to your activity for health and safety reasons and in order to find a suitable venue. If you are interested in demonstrating please send details with your Trail Submission and we will gladly consider it.
Send your submissions to:
By email: email@example.com
By post: Sharon Brown, Director, Melbourne Festival, 49 Church Street, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8EJ.
If you want posted materials returned please include an SAE.
Don’t forget closing date is 7th April 2018.
- We have extended date one week as 31st March is Easter Saturday.
Further details of the events will be updated on our website www.melbournefestival.co.uk and any information specifically relating to exhibiting Artists will follow upon successful submission.
We are all looking forward to another successful and enjoyable Festival.
CONTACT THE ARTISTS EXHIBITING AT MELBOURNE FESTIVAL ART & ARCHITECTURE TRAIL 2017
The full list of last years Artists is below and images are in our Gallery.
Name Style Website Lizzie Adcock Blackwork and Pewter arumliliedesigns.co.uk Joanne Allsopp Mosaics sablestudiogallery.co.uk/ Sujata Aten Ceramics instagram.com/earth.and.fire/ Hazel Atkinson Jewellery hazelatkinsonjewellery.co.uk Keith Ayling – MisterKeith Photographer & Musician keithayling.com Barbara Bagley Artist barbarabagley.co.uk Lynn Baker Glass lynnbakerglass.co.uk Carole Baker Watercolours carolebaker.com Leanne Ball Ceramics rollingroses.com Sue Barton Ceramics firstname.lastname@example.org Farah Batool Jewellery farahbatool.com Jane Bevan Sculptural Wood janebevan.co.uk Helen Billingsley Ceramics helenbillingsleyceramics.co.uk Lor Bird Artist lorbird.wixsite.com/artbylorbird Natasha Braithwaite B/W Photographer natashabraithwaite.co.uk Jan Brocklehurst Pyrography eco-create.co.uk/shops/jb-pyrography Caroline Brogden Jewellery seabreezedesigns.co.uk Celia Brookes Watercolours email@example.com Kate Brooks Printmaker facebook.com/KateBrooksPrints/ Judith Brown Jewellery judithbrownjewellery.co.uk Victoria Brown Artist victoriabrownart.com Barry D Bulsara Printmaker barrydbulsara.com Helen Burrell Jewellery helenburrell.co.uk Leigh Burrows Lilac Pearl Textiles lilacpearltextiles.co.uk Gareth Buxton Artist artovert.com/artist/gallery/garethbuxton Rachel Carter Sculptor rachelcarter.co.uk Barbara Colbert Charcoal & Paint firstname.lastname@example.org Stephen Coley Mixed Media stephen-coley.com/blog Michael Cook Artist hallowed-art.co.uk Robert Coombes Photographer orchardphotographyservices.co.uk Del Coombs Mixed Media bottled-glass.co.uk Sally Coulter Printmaker sallycoulter-blog.tumblr.com Richard Cresswell Sculptor richardcresswellsculptor.com Megan Crook Knitwear megancrook.com Ross Danby Stone Sculpture email@example.com Roger Davies Metal Sculpture rogerdaviesart.co.uk Stevie Davies Fused Glass stevie-davies.co.uk Terry Davies Fine Art Photographer lens-scape.co.uk Amanda Dawes Photographer adawesphotography.com Jane Dearden Artist jdeardenart.co.uk Amy Denton Jewellery amosdentondesigns.co.uk Helen Domleo Jewellery helendomleo.co.uk Laura Donaldson Artist lauradonaldson.co.uk Caroline Dyke Print Designer firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Ellul Ceramics ellulceramics.com Liz Emery Felt Artist lizemeryfelt.com Steven Fairbrother Photographer fairbrother.me.uk Les Flint Jeweller – Recycled Silver lesflintjeweller.wordpress.com Jackie Freer Artist JacquelineMayDesigns.com Anna French Glass fizgig.co.uk Jane French Artist janefrench.co.uk Mat and Lindsay Gardner Wood whynotwood.co.uk Tom Genders Artist tomgenders.com Paul and Janet Gibson Ceramics and Jewellery greenmanceramics.co.uk Amanda Glanville Lampwork Glass earringcafe.co.uk Carl Gray Ceramics carlgrayceramics.co.uk James Green Printmaker jamesgreenprintworks.blogspot.co.uk Helen Hallows Mixed Media helenhallows.com John Handley Sculptural Vessels jh-ceramics.com Bill Harley Photographer email@example.com Tracey Hayward Printmaker traceyhayward.co.uk Sue Heale Acrylics & Resin sueheale.com Stuart Hill Artist firstname.lastname@example.org Alicia Hollis Artist lissieart.com Michelle Holmes Mixed Media archangelstudio.co.uk Val Hudson Artist valhudson.co.uk Martin Hyde Artist mdhyde.com Jo Irvine Jeweller joirvinejewellery.com Ami James Textiles amijamestextileart.com Mary Johnson Ceramics maryjohnsonceramics.co.uk Paul Johnstone Artist pauljohnstone.co.uk Mark Langley Pencil Drawings mark-langley.com Olivier Leger Pen & Ink Artist olivierleger.co.uk Michelle Lewis – Coco Zadora Silk Scarves cocozadora.com Alison Linnell, Felt Maker feltings.co.uk Hannah Lobley Paperwork hannahlobley.com Zoe Marsh Ceramic Artist zoemarsh.com Ashi Marwaha Jewellery madebyhandonline.com/collections/ashi-marwaha Robin Mason Landscape Artist robinmasonart.com Andy Mayers Mixed Media andymayers.peakartist.co.uk Janet Mayled Artist janetmayled.com Janet Mayo Artist janetmayo.com Steven McLoughlin Landscape Artist stevenmcloughlin.co.uk Sue McNair Ceramics Wallhangings sumacdesigns.co.uk Deborah Miles Mixed Media deborahmilesdesign.co.uk Sophie Mitchell Illustrator sophiemitchellillustrations.com Lesley Nason Ceramic Artist & Jewellery lesleynasonceramics.co.uk Justine Nettleton Artist justinenettleton.com Annie Nicoll Mosaics annienicoll.wix.com/mosaics Nita Rao Sculptor nitarao.co.uk Susan Olumide Potter olumide.uk Des Ong Photographer desong.co.uk Jane Orton Jewellery janeorton.com Ian Patrick Palmer Sculpture Ceramics ianpatrickpalmer.com Jonathan Palmer B/W Photographer email@example.com DZR – Stephen Parker Ceramic Sculpture firstname.lastname@example.org Duncan Pass Printmaker duncanpassart.com Thomas Petit Blown Glass thomaspetitglass.com Kerri Pratt Fine Artist axisweb.org/p/kerripratt John Rattigan Artist www.johnrattigan.co.uk Nicola Rawlings SEED Jeweller seed-designs.co.uk Jannice Read Artist originalbirdart.co.uk Sheila Read Jeweller email@example.com Helen Rhodes Artist helenrhodes.com Peter Rix -Rix & Co Rocking Horses rixand.co Louise Roe Potter facebook/furnacelanepottery Anna Roebuck Recycled Plastic and Glass themakinghouse.org Jo Rost Milliner hat-maker.co.uk David William Sampson Ceramics davidwilliamsampson.com Kate Sell Mosaic Mirrors gardenreflections.co.uk Martin Shackleton Ceramics folksy.com/shops/MartinShackletonCeramics Emily Shaw Weaver emilymarywoventextiles.com Rod Shaw Artist rod-shaw.com Diana Shepherd Artist dianashepherd.co.uk Kevin Shepherd Wildlife firstname.lastname@example.org Robbie Short Photographer email@example.com Claire Simpson Paper Sculptures storiesunderstones.weebly.com/exhibitions-installations-and-work-on-show.html Emily Smalley Wildlife emilysmalley.co.uk Hannah Smith Jewellery hannahsilversmith.co.uk Lottie Smith Knitted & Sewn Textiles folksy.com/shops/LoveLottieKnits Jeni Smith Mixed Media jenismith.co.uk Lynn Hazel Smith Animal Sculptures lynnhazel.co.uk Mary Smith Artist mary-smith.co.uk Bradley Spencer Ceramics bradley-spencer.squarespace.com Adrian Stapleton – Trinity Forge Blacksmith trinityforge.co.uk Alan Stark Artist alanstark.com Tracey Startin Crafts stitchgalore.com Charlotte Steel Ceramics facebook.com/charlottesteelceramics Helen Sutherland Silk Scarves helensutherland.com Mat Tacey The Green Woodpecker firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Tandy Still Life Artist email@example.com Kay Taylor Crafts firstname.lastname@example.org Duncan Thurlby Metal Sculptor duncanthurlbysculpturegallery.co.uk Erica Tomlinson Photographer ericatomlinsonphotography.com Susan Trevor Textiles email@example.com Derek Trowell Architect derektrowellarchitects.co.uk David Turner Sculptural Ironwork davetheblacksmith.co.uk Bethany Upton Photography firstname.lastname@example.org Sue Vanderplank Printmaker suevanderplank.co.uk Danielle Vaughan Collage dvaughangallery.com Sarah Villeneau Ceramics villeneau.co.uk Niki Walters Fused Glass nikijwalters.co.uk Connie Wan-Docksey Paper Cuts thetinymaker.com Matthew Warburton Aluminium Art aluminiumart.co.uk Eleanor Watson Artist eleanorwatson.org Peter Watson Artist peterwatsonartist.co.uk Mark Wilde Artist email@example.com Brenda Wilson Mosaics https://sites.google.com/site/mosaicartmasters/