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Queen Mary University of London Commission Open Call

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:00

Visions in the Nunnery is returning for its 11th edition at the Nunnery Gallery. A renowned showcase of recent moving image and performance work, Visions aims to offer an international overview of the challenging and thoughtful uses of these ever shifting mediums. Shown across three monthly programmes, each led by an invited artist, Visions is one of the most varied and exciting presentations of moving image work in London. Bedywr Williams has already been announced as the first lead artist for Visions 2018 – with two more exciting names to follow shortly.

As part of the Nunnery Gallery’s on-going partnership with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) we are looking to commission a new artwork / artwork installation on the QMUL Mile End campus to be shown for the duration of the exhibition – 28 Sep to 16 December 2018.

The artwork should celebrate moving image / digital media, in line with the Visions ethos, and could be a new artwork or a new installation of an existing work (made in the last two years). As much of the QMUL campus looks onto Mile End Road, this is an opportunity to show work in an incredibly prominent place, taking advantage of the busy footfall / traffic on Mile End Road (leading from Mile End Station to Whitechapel), as part of the Visions in the Nunnery 2018 showcase.

There are several sites around the QMUL campus that could be used for installation, such as:


External walls on Mile End Road


On the outside of the Queen’s Building (potential for projecting from the Clock Tower)

QMUL building walls alongside Regents Canal               

Large wall inside the campus, next to public square

These sites all have public access but please get in touch if you have any further questions about possible sites for installation.

Works will need to be:

  • Temporary
  • Have an installation plan
  • Mindful of budget, for both production and installation.

The chosen artist will have the chance to work both with Tessa Garland, Visions curator and Sophie Hill, Nunnery Gallery Co-Director, as well as have the full support of the QMUL Arts and Culture Team. The work will be promoted as part of the Visions 2018 programme, mentioned in all related print and online promotion as well as to press.


Applications should include:

  • Artist CV
  • Short statement describing your practice / the work you’re proposing
  • Links to relevant previous moving image work
  • A break-down of budget, for both production / installation

OPEN TO: all artists / film-makers
BUDGET: £2,000 artist fee; £500-1000 installation (depending on work)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12 noon, Monday 11 June 2018
EXHIBITION DATES: 28 September – 16 December 2018

Applications should be sent to with the subject line: Visions Commission Entry FIRST NAME SURNAME

**Please note that Visions 2018 is an open call exhibition and the exhibition’s call for entries is separate to this commission open call. Artists may apply for both the commission and to be in the exhibition – for more info on the exhibition’s call for entries click here**

Wednesday, May 2, 2018