Call For Artists
Deadline for submissions: 16 June 2021
FUBAR Collective presents: The Absurd.
We are a collective of three artists known as FUBAR (F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition) who create & exhibit alternative conceptual art.
We are inviting UK-based artists to respond to the theme of ‘The Absurd’, to participate in a group show at The Crypt Gallery, London.
The theme is open to interpretation & selection will focus on conceptual and alternative arts of all mediums.
Absurd . Absurdism . Absurdity
We aim to create a varied, visually stimulating and engaging event that ignites discussion, and unites artist and audience.
The exhibition will take place The Crypt Gallery, London. The Crypt of St Pancras Parish Church in Euston, London was designed and used for coffin burials from 1822 to 1854. In 2002 the Crypt became a gallery space and is now a popular venue hosting a year-round programme of art exhibitions, providing an intensely atmospheric backdrop.
You can take a 3D tour of the gallery here: Crypt Gallery Tour
To respect the space as a burial site & an active place of worship artwork must not be deemed to be pornographic, abusive or relating to the occult.
Please be aware that the crypt is not heated, therefore paper-based artworks could be affected by the damp environment.
Accessibility: Regrettably, there is no wheelchair access into The Crypt Gallery. There are steep uneven stone steps with handrail, leading down into the gallery. The floor of the gallery is uneven stone & can become slippery in wet weather.
You can apply for this exhibition via CuratorSpace (preferable), or complete & return the form at the bottom of this page.
Wednesday 25 August midday - 8pm - artists to drop off work to gallery
Thursday 26 August 6-9pm - Private View*
Tuesday 31 August: 2-4pm - artists’ social & networking gathering
4-8pm - artists to collect unsold work from gallery
27 - 30 August 12-7pm
31 August 12-4pm
*We hope to have a normal private view, but this may need to be reconsidered in line with government guidance & Covid-19 restrictions. In this event we will limit the number of guests/visitors using a ticketed entry system.
To apply to The Absurd exhibition please copy & complete the following submission form & email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with up to 10 images of work(s) or project(s) for consideration. All sections with an asterisk must be completed.
Please ensure all image files are labelled with your name & artwork title & can be clearly matched with the image description(s)
Incomplete submissions will not be considered
Submissions to this exhibition are free. Upon successful application, artists will be asked to pay a non-refundable fee of £70 to secure their inclusion in the exhibition.
We are a not-for-profit collective, this fee is to cover hire costs, private view costs & promotion.
There will be 0% commission on all sales.
Artists will also receive coverage across our social media platforms, together with the option to take part in our print sale.
All artists are strongly advised to have their own insurance for work, as curators and gallery owners cannot be held responsible.
We will notify successful artists shortly after the application deadline and provide further details.
Artist name (if different) *
Please include your preferred pronouns here if you wish to
Artist bio (150 words max) *
Please include the following information for each piece or body of work you are submitting.
(or untitled 1, 2 etc)
Size in CMs *
Another other information