STILL STANDING 2021
AN EXHIBITION FOR YARRA RANGES ARTISTS (& beyond)
NOW MOVED TO 4th - 13th MARCH 2022!
Entries STILL Open! Entries Now Open until Tuesday 15th of February! Our Official Launch date has changed to Sunday 6th of March 2022 which allows participants more time to finish work, and allows us to have an in-gallery event!
STILL STANDING 2021 is an art exhibition featuring artists in the Yarra Ranges region who use arts and creativity to facilitate the journey through management and recovery of their mental health and wellbeing. It follows the widely noted Endure Exhibition for Women held at Kapi Art Space in 2019 and Endure e-merge on-line exhibition in 2020.
As we still linger in the pandemic restrictions and lockdowns, and we rebuild and recover from the devastating storm that so deeply affected our beautiful Community, this exhibition will undoubtedly speak to and bear the marks of this unique historical moment in our lives, as the testimony and legacy of the work of the people that, despite the challenge, still stand tall, create and overcome.
No matter if art is a hobby, or the manifestation of a dream or aspiration, or is a job; no matter in which form, but art has always been an instrument to express our more intimate and true self; a way to decompress and unburden our soul and heart; a way to cope with the anxiety of life, even more in this particular moment in time; it may tell of things that we have lost or may lose, or it may speak of hopes for the future to come.
The creative and artistic works showcased in this exhibition will play a significant role for both artists and audience; it will make them share a common connection with the experience of lockdown and devastation, we do still stand in this together, everyone in our own way, but we are all connected.
The exhibition will be officially launched on Sunday 6th of March and will be running to Sunday 13th of March.
We invite artists, writers, musicians, and performers who live, work or play in the Yarra Ranges area to share and submit the artworks they have created. (we are open to artists outside of the region, but you will not be eligible for the people's choice award)
Participating artists have a fantastic opportunity to both expose new or existing work to a supportive local community and the broader online community and gallery visitors, as well as giving voice and validation to experiences of mental health illness and recovery; reducing the social stigma attached to those experiences.
To encourage community engagement in this important social experience, a People’s Choice Award will be offered in two categories:
- Youth aged 12-17 years - art pack valued of $200
- Adults aged 18+ - art pack valued of $300
About Kapi Art Space
As Kapi Art Space is now a not for profit organisation, all profits from this exhibition will go to continuing to support the programs and purpose of Kapi Art Space, including free workshops for our storm-affected residents.
Kapi Art Space Inc. is a not-for-profit arts organisation based in the Yarra Ranges encouraging supportive and inclusive arts-based activities and events. Its focus is on building resilience, capacity, and wellbeing in individuals & communities through education, connection, and creativity.
PARTICIPATING ARTIST INFORMATION
Who can Enter
Artists who live within and nearby the Yarra Ranges area, Victoria.
We are taking also submissions from artists outside of the Yarra Ranges district, however, they will not be eligible for the People Choice Award, but are welcome to have their works for sale.
How to Enter
All entries must be submitted via the online form below.
It is a three step process:
1. Payment of $35 for up to 2 pieces of art (18 + category), or of $10 for up 2 pieces of art (12 -17 years of age category) through the link below
2. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page
3. Upload your file to the email: email@example.com
Please title your file: YOURNAME/Titleofwork.No1.jpg
Held at Kapi Art Space. 1282 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama and online at www.kapiartspace.com
The whole exhibition will run for 2 weeks from Friday 4th - Sunday 13th of March 2022.
There will be two categories available for the People’s Choice Awards.
Adults (18 +)The Adult prize winner will be awarded an art pack valued of $300
Young People (12 to 17yr-olds) Winner receives an art pack valued of $200
$35 total for up 2 artworks – (over 18 category), or $10 for up 2 artworks – (under the age of 18 category) (SEE BELOW to register)
All funds gathered by submissions will go towards supporting mental health programs in the future.
All art can be for sale if you require. Kapi Art Space will retain a 30% sales commission.
What we will accept for the exhibition
2D artworks: original paintings, drawings, etchings, linocuts, screenprints & woodcuts, photography, etc. Hanging art can be no bigger than 150 x 150cm.
3D artworks: ceramics, glassware, sculpture, jewelry, tapestry/ weavings/ sewn.
Performance Artists (Will need to submit an application in the form of a link to Youtube or send a short.mov file to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Written/ digital/ performance art: written presentation of poetry or prose, digital art, graphics, projections, singing, spoken word & drama. The time limit for performance or digital works is 3.5 mins.
All Artwork must be photographed with even light, depicting the true to life colours to original work
Each piece of artwork needs to be accompanied by a description/story of not more than 100 words
Each artist should submit a biography/artist statement of not more than 150 words
Please upload photographs in 300dpi where possible
How many works can you enter?
You will be able to submit up to 2 artworks for consideration by the Selection Panel, we cannot guarantee that your pieces will be accepted.
When will you be notified?
Each submitting artist will be notified by email of the accepted artwork into the Still Standing Exhibition 2021 by Monday 21st of February.
Why Some or all of your work may not be accepted
Some possible reasons for this may be:
You have not submitted a photograph or recording/video of your entry
The Panel is looking for a diversity of works and will take into account style, size and subject matter, etc. in their decision
The purpose of the exhibition is to open up a conversation about how arts and creativity have positively aided artists’ experiences of mental health challenges and responses, ( particularly relating to Covid-19 or the July Storm ). Artworks or descriptions of artworks that speak to this will be prioritised for the exhibition.
Upon Application: $35 total for up 2 artworks –over the age of 18, or $10 for up 2 artworks –under the age of 18;
There are no refunds for those who are not successful in applying. Funds go towards supporting mental health programs into 2022.
Key Dates for Artists
Application and Fee payment closes ( Over 18 - $35 for 1-2 entries, Under 18- $10 per 1-2 entries ) - Last day for applying is Tuesday 15th February
Accepted artworks notified: Monday 21st February
Artwork delivered: Wednesday 2nd March, between 11am - 8pm
Exhibition Open: Friday 4th - Sunday 13th March
Exhibition Opening Event: Sunday6th March, 2pm
Closing Event - Theatre performance: Saturday 12th March, 7pm
Peoples Choice Awards announced: Sunday 13th March, 2pm
Pick up artworks: Wednesday 16th March, between 11am - 8pm