Call for Expressions of Interest: StandUp Collaborative Exhibition
SilverFish Photography Collective is seeking to collaborate with Gallery 44 members for a travelling exhibition with the theme StandUp. This exhibition will feature the 12 members of SilverFish Photography Collective and up to 12 members from Gallery 44.
To be considered for this project Members will need to submit an outline of their ideas or interest in the theme as well as mock-ups or samples of your previous work.
Please keep in mind that in the Production Gallery space is limited with 24 artists' work on display (56 running feet). While we really like big pieces, they may not be suitable for this exhibition.
April 30, 2023 Expressions of Interest Due
May 7, 2023 Selection of Participants
May 15, 2023 Introductory Meeting via Zoom
May 3 – July 6, 2024 Exhibition in G44 Production Gallery
TBD Exhibition in New Brunswick, Location TBD
About the Theme
Our exhibition will try to affect or comment on larger social changes while also making space for those involved to stand up for themselves. We want to use the storytelling power of photography and photo-based art to go beyond the litany of images we are inundated with today and really say something about the world, to stand up for a cause or show how others are standing up to fight for what they believe in. We acknowledge that a person's personal struggles can also be of great value when spoken about in a public forum.
StandUp uses photography as a catalyst for communication; telling stories of struggle, resistance, resilience, and strength. By bringing together photographers from New Brunswick and Ontario we will show that art unites us all and that our experiences in this hyper-connected time are very similar.
SilverFish is a collective of 12 photographers from Fredericton, NB, that was established in 2000 out of enthusiasm for photography and a desire to exhibit their work publicly. They have had over 40 exhibitions in this time and have been published in PhotoEd.