Open Call to Artists: Art in the Arches

News April 26, 2021 - Caragh Cheesman Open Call to Artists: Art in the Arches

Vauxhall One and Moniker Culture present Art in the Arches, an open call to all artists to bring colour and creativity to Vauxhall’s arches. 

The project offers paid commissions to transform the appearance of arches in central Vauxhall, with both digital and hand-painted artwork.

Vauxhall has long been a place where differences are celebrated and anything goes, referenced in the artistic theme for the project: Love Different, Love Vauxhall.  This celebrates the diverse and vibrant spirit of the area, and artists are encouraged to express themselves freely.

The available commissions are:

  • hand-painted murals on Goding Street, opposite the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
  • customised digital artworks on one of Vauxhall’s main walkways, Albert Embankment

 

The open call will run from 26 April to 31 May.

Art in the Arches is delivered in a partnership between Vauxhall One, Moniker Culture and The Arch Company.

All details about the project, entry requirements, templates and application form can be found on the Art in the Arches website.

 

Bernard Collier, CEO of Vauxhall One:

“Vauxhall has long been an inspiration for artists dating back to the 17th Century. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens were painted by Canaletto and Whistler, and the area is attributed with opening the world’s first galleries. Today, Vauxhall is home to a number of superb contemporary galleries with Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery, the Cabinet Gallery, Gasworks, Beaconsfield, and the Sunday Painter. Vauxhall One is eager to build on this legacy by sending a callout to artists to transform these arches into bold works of art. I am excited to see what people come up with.”

Tina Ziegler, Director of Moniker Culture:

“Moniker Culture is thrilled to work with Vauxhall One to bring some colour and creativity to the vibrant community of Vauxhall. The Love Different artistic Open Call is a great opportunity to engage with some of London’s leading new contemporary and urban artists and we are honoured to help bring the project to life.”

 

About the Partners
Vauxhall One

The Business Improvement District (BID) for Vauxhall, improving the area as a place to live, work and visit. Project areas cover greening, cleaning, security, community projects and place branding, including the transformation of Vauxhall’s public realm.

Moniker Culture

Moniker Culture – a series of hyper-curated projects and exhibitions in the UK and beyond – is the project arm of Moniker Art Fair. Founded in London in 2010, Moniker has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting contemporary art platforms with its roots embedded in urban culture. Moniker Culture is directed by Tina Ziegler.

The Arch Company

The largest provider of properties for small and medium-sized businesses in England and Wales.

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