Become an artist for The World Reimagined! Take Part in our Open Call!
The World Reimagined, a national art education project featuring globally recognised artists, launches its Open Call for Artists to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on us all.
This is a creative opportunity for artists working in the mediums of paint, photography, drawing, mosaic, sculpture and collage.
The World Reimagined will see trails of large Globe sculptures in cities across the UK August-October 2022, created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The trails will be the centre of a broader learning and engagement programme – engaging more than 1 million visitors across the country.
The World Reimagined, at its core, is built on our belief in the transformative power of art: to inspire, to move and to open our imagination to new possibilities. The artists that create the Globe sculptures that form our trails are essential in helping people travel through this Journey of Discovery.
We are thrilled that some of the world’s best loved artists are creating designs for The World Reimagined. We hope that artists from all over the UK will take part in our Open Call to have their work featured in our trails.
The blank Globe Sculpture that will be the canvas for all participating artists was conceived by Founding Artist Yinka Shonibare CBE. Shonibare also, vitally, conceived and created ‘The World Reimagined’ – the first Globe sculpture that will be featured in the trails – after which the whole project of The World Reimagined has been named.
Artists are asked to submit designs for the Open Call in response to the nine themes of The World Reimagined’s Journey of Discovery (see website) that they can apply to the Globes. Submitted designs will be considered by the Jury of The World Reimagined.
Open Call Jury: Lady Ashley Shaw-Scott Adjaye (Artistic Director), Renée Mussai (Senior Curator, Autograph), Chris Ofili CBE (Artist) Prof Matthew Smith (Director of the Centre of Studies of British Slavery, UCL) Zoé Whitley (Director, Chisenhale Gallery)
Deadline for Submission: 17:00 on 31 December 2021
Fabrication to take place: May-July 2022
Find out more and sign up here.