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POSTED 4: Private TALK – PUBLIC Space – Call for submissions


To the future or to the past, to a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and do not live alone — to a time when truth exists and what is done cannot be undone: From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink — greetings!
– George Orwell, ‘1984’

SKART (Cork artist collaboration) invites proposals for a new poster project to run for two months on hoardings on Cornmarket st, Cork City, marking the redevelopment of St. Peter’s Market (The former Bodega)

The building was originally a sister to the ‘English Market’, and was known locally as ‘the Irish Market’. It has seen many uses since first opening in 1843.

Now, St. Peters Market is being redeveloped as a Public space under it’s original name, to be an arena of discussion, to connect people to a time when talk was the focal point to meeting; harking back to the early 20th century literary cafes of Paris, Prague, and even London where revolution, politics and ideas of the avant garde were developed. Maybe also lamenting the neglect of the intellect of an earlier generation by their oppressors, content to control not connect. And the dominance of market forces in shaping our culture and society.

This project invites artists of all disciplines to respond these ideas through image or text works.

10 proposals will be printed up to A0 size, a further selection will be projected inside the venue on its Opening Night, with all submissions displayed on the webpage. Proposals must be available in high resolution, ready to be emailed or sent on CD (there will be a few days only between selection and our date with the printers).

No text or logos will be added to the submitted artwork.

Submissions by email to:
DEADLINE for poster proposal selection: FRIDAY 27th February, 5pm
Artists will be notified of decision by MONDAY 2nd March
Selected Artwork must be delivered, print ready, by email or posted no later than Friday 6th March

Submissions arriving after this date will still be considered for the projection reel, and will be added to the website.

SKART have been invited to programme this project as part of a series of art projects during the renovation of St. Peter’s Market.



February 24, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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