What will make your work stand out in our Sculpture Open?

What will make your work stand out in our Sculpture Open?

Thinking of submitting your work to our Sculpture Open? We've asked our selection panel what makes a piece stand out to them and if they have any tips for people submitting their work.

Here, Ann Christopher (RA) shares her thoughts on what makes a successful submission.

What are you hoping to see from the Sculpture Open submissions?

Work that arouses curiosity, interest, original thinking–no pastiches.

What advice would you give to an unknown or emerging artist considering submitting their work?

  • Make sure the images are high quality and show the work from various viewpoints.
  • Submit one photograph which gives a true sense of scale.
  • Consider how it will survive in a mixed exhibition.
  • Supply detailed installation instructions if an assembled work.
  • Provide any necessary fixings.

What makes a sculpture stand out from the crowd?

This is extremely subjective because if you respond to a work it stands out to you but not necessarily to other viewers.

What are you assessing the works on?

Original ideas, professionalism. Having been on numerous selection panels viewing many images, the general consensus is if you hesitate on one image then that warrants a further look – instinct and experience kick in.

And lastly, what future projects have you got coming up?

Solo exhibition Ann Christopher: Edge and Line at Rosenberg & Co, 19 E 66th Street, New York from 1 March – 11 May 2019

and a solo exhibition of new work at Pangolin London, Kings Place, London from 6 November – 21 December 2019

To submit your work into our Sculpture Open, login to our OESS system here.