North Norfolk Exhibition Project invites Contemporary Norfolk artists to submit proposals for Cley 18, 4th July to 5th August 2018.
‘The greater the distance the clearer the view - one sees the tiniest of details with the utmost clarity’ is taken from W.G. Sebald’s ‘The Rings of Saturn’ where Sebald talks about the writing of Thomas Browne, the great Norwich physician and writer of the 17th century. It encapsulates the idea that something seen from far away can resolve itself to become clearer than something seen close up or that a long journey can allow us the greatest perspective on a subject. It implies either distance or time between the object and the viewer.
"I would like artists to respond to this statement in its broadest sense, and to submit ideas for work concerned with journeys, maps, starting and finishing points, diversions and dead-ends, viewpoints and perspectives." Caroline Fisher
All proposals must be for NEW work that addresses the brief. Artists are encouraged to experiment, be playful and to push the boundaries of their usual practice.
Work in any medium that looks at the themes outlined above will be considered, making links to Cley from other parts of the region, the country or internationally. Proposals for works that link the main venues or are site specific in some way are encouraged and site visits are strongly recommended.