28/01/2017 — 18/03/2017

Blackpool Art Fayre

The Grundy begins 2017 with the Blackpool Art Fayre, in which the gallery plays the role of civic host, lifting the lid on artistic activity happening in the town and along the Fylde Coast. The exhibition will include displays from a number of arts organisations in the town including the recently formed Abingdon Studios and also the Blackpool Art Society, which dates back more than 125 years. Joining these displays will be an open exhibition for residents of the Fylde Coast and a room dedicated to schools, in which pupils have been set the challenge of creating new designs and drawings inspired from illustrations for 1930s designs of neon from the Illuminations archive.

The open call is available to Fylde residents with an FY postcode. Residents at the edge of the Fylde boundary with PR3 or PR4 postcode may also be eligible and are encouraged to contact the gallery to check. There is a nominal £5 entry fee for administration and a submission limit of only one artwork per artist as we want to include as many people as possible. Prospective participants must contact the gallery for an entry form and register their interest at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. Space in the gallery is limited so later applications cannot be guaranteed.

Entry forms can be obtained in person at the gallery or by emailing grundyartgallery@blackpool.gov.uk which includes the full terms and conditions.