Exhibit at Westminster!

LoVArts – London Visual Artists is excited to announce its partnership for the upcoming exhibition Tomorrow’s Child! 

Tomorrow’s Child is the art and science project initiated by the Parent Infant Partnerships UK and inspired by the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto. The exhibition will take place at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster on 6-10 June 2016.

As a part of the project committee, LoVArts is looking for the artists’ submissions that will respond to the following brief.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Tomorrow’s Child project will unfold into a week long exhibition in Parliament, in association with an Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 6-10 June 2016 to be launched nationally. This project will highlight the importance of the conception to age 2 period through collaborations between nationally recognised artists and scientists as well as experts by lived experience.

BRIEF:

The artistic work is to function in conjunction with scientific research on the topic of the importance of development in the first 1001 days of the life of children, from conception to age two period. The creative work is to shed light on varying issues, with focus on infant mental health.

Artistic works should be directly influenced by essential scientific information on the subject of early childhood mental development. Subjects such as toxic stress, attachment theory, brain development and complex family situations are a few examples of focused for the initiative.

To read the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto click HERE.

Exhibited Art Work and its creative process will offer inspiring, transforming and stimulating dialogue that promises to engage a multigenerational audience and other scientific and creative partners.

Exhibition Location: Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA.

Exhibition Dates: 6th – 10th June 2016

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION:

All creative media is accepted: painting, collage, illustration, sculpture, photography, digital art, film/video, installation, written essays. One final piece of art work per artist and one essay per scientist. You must be based in the UK.

As parliament is a listed building there will be restrictions which means work needs to be either free standing, mounted on a plinth or light hanging material.

SUBMISSIONS:

Artists: please send a 200 word proposal, 2 jpeg images of existing work (with titles, description, media and dimensions) and a short biography/resume.

Scientists: please send a 200 word proposal, your area of expertise and a short biography/resume. Your final piece of writing will be displayed alongside the artwork.

Please send all submissions to: Clair Rees clair.rees@parliament.uk

DEADLINE:  31 January 2016 (Submission entry is FREE).

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

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1001 CRITICAL DAYS MANIFESTO:

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