Members of Arts Canterbury are invited to submit expressions of interest for a Morant Foundation sponsored exhibition to be held 12 – 25th February 2018.
Keith Morant, through the Morant Foundation, is very generously sponsoring this exhibition. The exhibition will be called “Artists of Canterbury”.
Exhibition Information for Members
The exhibition will be selected by Keith Morant and it is exclusively for members of Arts Canterbury. The exhibition will be held at the Pumanawa Gallery, Arts Centre, Christchurch from 12th to the 25th February 2018.
Guidelines for selection
The focus for this exhibition is to provide opportunity for artists to exhibit their work and for high quality exhibits to receive substantial recognition.
A wide range of art genre is encouraged to be submitted.
Artists are invited to submit a small sample of their work at a selection day to be held on 30th January 2018.
Entry is limited to financial members of Arts Canterbury for 2017-18. All entrants are asked to do two duties on the roster. Please add your name to the roster when you deliver your work.
Types of work that are acceptable are paintings, original prints, photographs, (no larger than 1 meter square) sculpture, fibre art and ceramics.
Expression of interest
Please send an expression of interest to exhibit to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 26th January 2018.
Receiving and selection day
Works to be dropped off Tuesday 30th January, between 9:00am – 10:30am, at the Burnside Bowling Club, 330 Avonhead Rd, Christchurch, and collected the same day between 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
It is estimated that around 12 artists’ work will be selected. There will be a catalogue prepared for the exhibition and there are a number of awards to be made. A formal opening will be held on Tuesday 13th February. There will be a 20% commission from sales.
If this exhibition is successful it is likely the event will be repeated.
The Morant Foundation
The Morant Foundation is a legally registered Trust and has been put in place for the protection and conservation of artwork by Keith Morant of Christchurch, New Zealand.
The intentions of this trust are to promote and preserve the artwork of Morant while at the same time creating a greater awareness of art and artists in the region of Canterbury and New Zealand. While all basic capital and collateral rests on the property and work of Morant, it is through the organising of exhibitions and promotion of local artists that the trust will proceed.
It is intended that the Foundation will curate at least one exhibition annually of selected artists for display at a local venue. Expenses for such exhibitions will be underwritten by the Trust to alleviate financial pressure and enhance reputations of local creators.
The Foundation may also donate Morant’s artwork to selected charitable causes for auction or sale.