Exquisite Corpse – Call For Entries


The Society of Scottish Artists presents, Exquisite Corpse a body of SSA Members and invited artist’s work, curated by Katharine Aarrestad SSA and Paul Charlton SSA, to be hosted by St Andrews Art Gallery and Museum.

Call for Entries 

*SSA Members are invited to submit proposals for new works or propose existing works in all mediums, in response to Exquisite Corpse:-

To have the daily miracle, we cannot turn that into a game or can we? Do you dare to go into the unknown?

At the centre of it all, at some future period, the mystery of all things will be created. The act of imagination is the opening, where man alone can leave traces; where the forms of bodies can be the inception of everything.

But what if we and the rest of the backboned animals were to disappear overnight? The living bodies of caterpillars could sail majestically into this pond to succeed where magic has failed.

Perhaps the strangeness of all of this will wear off.

*Non-members can become members in order to enter work. To become a member, please visit: www.s-s-a.org/membership/join-us

Submissions should consist of:

  • Exquisite_Corpse-1images of completed works or a short written description of your project or artwork
  • five images of work in .jpg format. Images may include sketches and diagrams of proposed work but must include at least two images of past work realised. Images should not be larger than 1MB in size (we may ask for higher resolution images for PR purposes at a future date).
  • your contact details including phone no, email address and website information.



Proposals and images of works 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 Sunday June 19th 2016.

Images should be no larger than 1MB in size.

Selected artists will be informed by 4th July 2016.

Delivery of work will be to the St Andrews Museum and Gallery 8th – 10th September 2016.

The show opens to the public from:
17th September – 19th November, 10.30am – 4pm (closed Sundays)
Winter hours (from 1 October) Wednesday -Saturday 10.30am-4.pm

Collection of unsold works on 24th – 26th November 2016.



Image: Paul Charlton