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Art & Death Virtual Exhibition

Sept. 22, 2020, 4:06 p.m.

Calling all artists! Enter your work into our virtual Art & Death Exhibition. We have three categories and three splendid prizes running alongside a virtual gallery.

What does death, dying, bereavement and legacy mean to you or your wider community? We'd love to see your creative interpretations in artwork of your choosing. 

We accept visual art in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, collage, street art and photography.  However you express your art is alright with us, all we ask is that you must own all rights to your artwork and be the sole creator or part of a collaboration. 

The why

October 25th is International Artist Dayand it seemed timely that our exhibition is open for entries during this time. We were inspired by their mandate: 

To celebrate the contribution all artists make to society by promoting and raising their credibility and visibility locally and around the world. 

We believe that art is an expression of what it is to be human and a stunning conduit to educate people. Creativity is more than ‘doing the arts’; it is the wider ability to question, make connections, innovate, problem solve and reflect critically. Creative learning empowers people to imagine how the world could be different and gives them the confidence and motivation to make positive change happen.  

Our society creates the taboo that death should be shrouded in mystery and sorrow and that we should do what the Victorians did...well not anymore.

Here at huunuu, we want to encourage openness and conversation around the human act of dying, and the emotions that conjures up.

 

The gallery

The virtual gallery will be hosted on huunuu.com and will be available for anyone to view. The link will be shared in all of our promotions.  

We have created a fun version of what the gallery will look like, so that you can see how your work will be displayed during the event. You can visit that site here: 

Take a look at our virtual gallery

 

How to enter

It costs £5 to enter the exhibtion, once we've received your entry we will email you to let you know if your entry has been successful to be included in the exhibition and if it has, how to pay.

Email hello@huunuu.com with an image of your artwork (file size 1mb or thereabouts) In the subject of the email, state “huunuu art exhibition”. Include: 

 

Who: 

Are you submitting work as an individual or a collaboration? Include your name, contact details and name and size of your artwork piece. 

Visual Medium: 

What form of visual art/s will you be submitting?  

We accept visual art in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, collage, street art and photography. Please contact us if you are unsure whether your medium fits the bill. 

Artist Statement: 

In the artist statement include why you think it is important to encourage conversations around death, dying, bereavement and legacy. 

Deadline for application/ submission: Saturday 7th November  

 

What to expect after you’ve submitted your application 

Once we have received your application; we will send you a short email to confirm receipt and let you know how to pay your £5 entry fee.

We will then email you within 3 working days, to let you know if your application has been successful. We will also re-iterate the gallery timelines.  

The competition 

Have you ever fancied becoming an award-winning artist? Here is your opportunity to become just that, with a rather lovely prize too.

There will be three categories:

The people’s choice – visitors to the gallery will be able to vote for their favourites which will determine the winner of the people's choice category.

The most uplifting & inspiring – the staff at huunuu will award this category.

The most likely to create a conversation  - at huunuu we encourage people to have the difficult conversations around death and loss and is a subject close to our hearts.

 

What is the prize? 

The award-winning artists will receive a hamper of huunuu goodies (including some fizz!), a certificate and we will publish a Q&A with the artists on our website which we will actively promote on social media and through our other networks. The winner of the “creating conversation” category will also receive £50 prize money! 

 

Post event 

After the event, we will ask you to evaluate your experience of working with us on this project. 

Two weeks after the event has ended, we will use the evaluation data to create a report which we will share with all successful applicants.  

A Q&A with the winning artists will be published and promoted on huunuu.com.  

Things to consider 

You can enter a maximum of 5 pieces to the exhibition per person. There will be an entry fee of £5 per piece for all applicants. 

Think carefully about the timeline of the project and the deadlines before applying. Make sure you are available for the project deadlines.  

Remember that we will support you throughout the process and aim to answer any questions within 24 hours. 

Promote yourself! Consider sharing your art with others via social media. Encourage people to vote for your artwork. Don’t be shy! Include @huunuudotcom and we’ll share with our followers too. 

At huunuu we stand for inclusiveness, diversity and transparency, we will not include any artwork deemed offensive by the team. 

We want to encourage as many entrants as possible and will consider all applications.

You will retain all rights to your artwork and allow huunuu to use your images in regards to this competition and promotion.

Timings 

Artwork must be completed and submitted by Saturday 7th November, which happens to be Paul Peel’s birthday. This will give us time to create the virtual gallery before the “doors” open the following week. 

The online exhibition opens its virtual doors on Saturday November 14th which is Claude Monet’s birthday. Invite your friends and family to come along and have a look around.  

Voting will be live from the day the gallery opens until the gallery closes on Saturday November 28thWilliam Blake’s birthday.  

When will the competition winner be announced?  

We’ll announce the winners by Monday 14th December. Shortlisted applicants and the winners will be notified at each stage. 

 

Any questions? Drop us a line at: hello@huunuu.com

Full Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Good luck!!

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