Empire – Call For Submissions

SSA-empire-advertA SSA exhibition curated by Gayle Nelson PSSA and Alan Bond SSA

Wall Projects, Montrose: July 25 – August 29 2015

NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artists who have submitted artworks or proposals will hear from us by Friday 6 March 2015.

SSA artist members are invited to submit proposals for a curated exhibition at Wall Projects, Montrose. The gallery is based in the former premises of the Montrose Rope & Sail Co., a long-standing family business which still operates elsewhere in the area. The building’s spaces are redolent of its manufacturing past and of a period of international trade, when consumer goods were most often marked with the tag ‘Empire Made’.

Artists may propose existing works or submit proposals for new works on the theme of ‘Empire’. Artists are encouraged to explore the idea of Empire in its broadest sense, and may wish to make historical or contemporary references to the subject. We imagine the exhibition to represent both big ideas and to draw attention to small details. We imagine it to reflect contrasting views on the benefits and disadvantages of Empire and to consider small scale personal empires as well as geo/political dominance and the practices of global commercial enterprise.

The space consists of two modernised gallery areas on an upper level, particularly suited for individual two and three dimensional works and a raw, post-industrial space on the ground floor, containing vestiges of its former use as a rope manufacturing enterprise. This space is very long. The premises have further rooms and outdoor areas which may inspire site specific concepts.


Wall Projects was established by Kim Canale eight years ago and she has built up a large and enthusiastic audience.

Artists may visit Montrose to view the venue if they wish by contacting Kim Canale at: kimcanale@wallprojectsltd.com.

As a curated exhibition it is anticipated the artists and curators will collaborate in bringing the show to fruition.

We want to provide a good representation of the selected artists therefore there are no restrictions on media and, apart from the restraints of the venue, no size limit. More than one work by an individual may be selected if appropriate.

Submissions should consist of:

  • a written description of your project or artwork, which may incorporate a brief Artist Statement. Max 300 words
  • eight images of work in .jpg format. Images may include sketches and diagrams of proposed work but must include at least three images of past work realised. Images should not be larger than 2MB in size (we may ask for higher resolution images for PR purposes at a future date)
  • a one page CV
  • your contact details including phone no, email address and website information. We will view your SSA webpage, therefore please ensure that this is updated prior to applying.

Proposals should be forwarded to Julia Douglas, SSA Administrator at: admin@s-s-a.org in the form of an email no later than midnight on Monday 16 February 2015.