… arrange your paperclips, brew up a coffee and click those keyboards! A week to go for you to submit a proposal for ALL2014. We’re very much looking forward to reviewing this year’s batch – already we have had some intriguing new ideas for artwork in locations around town. If you haven’t yet seen the callout, then click here for full details. If you would like any help or advice, then send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!
One of the intriguing things about working on A:L:L is wondering which locations we will be able to secure: some places that you think will definitely say ‘yes’ say ‘no’, whereas by contrast we have managed to place works in spaces that I would never have thought possible. Sometimes the negotiations are long and tortuous, and some lovely people say ‘yes’ straightaway.
So if you are thinking of applying, you are definitely encouraged to aim high for where you would like to locate your work. We can’t guarantee to work miracles (sadly!), and ultimately it is the responsibility of each artist to secure their own location, but we do offer to help all our artists with practical advice, local knowledge and contacts plus lots of hands-on experience. And if we get a ‘no’, we keep going to try to find a ‘yes’.
Already this year we have had a number of new locations proposed, so very much looking forward to seeing the final layout for ALL2014 in due course!
PS: As stated in the callout, you do not need to have secured your location when you submit your proposal; a statement of your preferred placement is sufficient. The negotiations begin in earnest after the callout process is complete…
Cambridge street graffiti
Proposals already arriving for this year’s art:language:location and I know that several more are brewing. Very intriguing mix so far! If you have not yet done so, please check out the Callout page for full details or click here for a downloadable pdf. Three weeks to go till the deadline!
Susie Olczak and Sue Shepherd installing Reflect for ALL2013
Proposals are now warmly invited for this year’s art:language:location. Please see the Callout page for full details or click here for a downloadable pdf. Very much looking forward to seeing what this year will bring and hoping for a heady mix of exciting and energising work!
If you have any queries or would like further information, send us an email.
We look forward to receiving your proposal.
ALL2013 Opening Event
It is surely too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year but instead welcome to the first post from art:language:location 2014. Over the coming months we are once again very much looking forward to working with contemporary artists from across the UK to bring engaging and experimental art to Cambridge. We are also working on some new and exciting partnerships across the city – more details to follow as the project unfolds.
Our Callout this year will be published on this website next week on Wednesday 12 February and will run for just over a month until Sunday 16 March. In the meantime, you can refresh your memories of last year by checking out our ALL2013 highlights.
A:L:L is based on a heady mix of collaborative partnerships and creative individuals, so if you would like to be involved, do get in touch. We look forward to a great event!
Robert Good and the A:L:L committee
Mirjam Raen Thomassen ‘Window of Opportunity’
exhibited at ALL2013
Well after two-and-a-half weeks of concerted artiness we say goodbye to this year’s art:language:location. We finished up this afternoon with a lovely autumnal poetry reading and Human Chain for Catalonia, organised by artist Josepa Munoz. Thank you Josepa for your hard work and thanks once again to everyone who has helped with A:L:L.
Watch this space for future plans, but in the meantime do take a few moments to fill in our feedback form – your comments and observations are much appreciated. Thanks to George Agnew and Joe Tapner for taking the time to visit A:L:L and providing us with our final photo.
Photo credit: Joe Tapner.
After a fantastic couple of weeks ALL2013 draws to a close this Sunday. A huge thank you to all the artists, location owners, committee members and supporters for helping to make it happen and to all the many visitors who have come along to engage with the artworks. It has been a real pleasure to see so many artworks around Cambridge and to see so many interventions in the public domain.
If you have yet to pay a visit to Plurabelle Books, we shall have a final late-night opening this Friday 1st November from 4-8pm, so do call in for a glass of wine and a chat.
And then to close out A:L:L please join us this Sunday 3rd November at 2.45pm on Parker’s Piece for a final interactive and performative event, A Human Chain for Catalonia. At 3pm artist Josepa Munoz will lead a poetry reading and event to celebrate the Catalonian identity and form a human chain in solidarity with the movement for Catalonia. We shall then retire to CB2 for a cup of tea.
Finally, we would very much welcome your feedback on all aspects of A:L:L, so please do take a moment to fill in our feedback form and tell us your thoughts.