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Art and Creative Work

If a social imaginary is a term that’s understood as the set of values, attitudes, and practices (Charles Taylor, 2003) through which a particular group may imagine themselves, how might various climate change narratives and imaginaries be impacted by nostalgic desires for past practices and ways of being?

For this mixed media exhibition, we are looking for work that responds to or engages with the questions:

  • To what extent/how does nostalgia impact your ability/willingness to embrace new ways of being/acting/traveling/leisure or consumption at local, regional, or even global levels?
  • When does fond remembrance benefit or detract from our own sustainable development goals or the seventeen published United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? sustainabledevelopment.un.org
  • How can we use research-creation to investigate and express climate change narratives and ideas through visual/creative arts engagement?

Please submit work, in response to the theme above, in the following forms:

2D visual arts that can be hung on a wall including photography (traditional or digital), drawing, printmaking, mixed media, digital art, and/or documentation of street art and social practice, and/or poetry, creative writing.

We regret that we are not able to accommodate video, 3D sculptures, or installations in the exhibition space.

Please submit your work for consideration by email on or before December 1, 2020.

  • Up to six images/short pieces of writing for consideration (submissions must be finished, work in progress will not be considered).
  • Please submit high-resolution JPG images, Word/PDF files (for written submissions). Please do not send image files over 10MB each.
  • Your name along with the title of each piece, date, and dimensions a 100 (approximately) statement about how your work relates to the theme.

Dates: February 15 – 26, 2021
Fees:
Free
Deadline: December 1, 2020

For questions or to submit email jngallerycontact@gmail.com.

We are a public outreach gallery and therefore work will not be posted for sale, however, any inquires will happily be directed back to the artist to handle and no commissions will be taken.

This is a juried exhibition, submission does not guarantee acceptance. A confirmation email will be sent to you once all components of your submission have been received. Applicants are responsible for their own insurance and shipping costs. No insurance or shipping is provided by Junction North or by cSPACE King Edward.

Successful applicants will be contacted by email on or before December 15, 2020.

Finished works must arrive, ready to hang, before February 5, 2021.

For more information, visit  junction-north.ca.

February 15 – 26, 2021

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