Rod Kitson’s ‘Class of 2020’ exhibition, artists call-out
Submissions are now open for Class of 2020, an end-of-year show to document an extraordinary 12 months. This exhibition is all about your 2020 and how you have responded artistically.
Now looking to his final exhibition of 2020 in December, Rod is calling for budding artists of all levels to submit their entries into his ‘Class of 2020’. This inclusive exhibition will run from 10th – 23rd December at his unit on the upper floor at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre and will showcase artwork created throughout the year.
Entrants can submit five pieces of work and there are no rules on the type of work that can be submitted, just make sure you submit your entries by 30 November.
To find out more and submit your entries, visit www.rodkitson.art.
- It could be something created before the first lockdown, during it or from when restrictions were (briefly) eased.
- Each person can submit five pieces, so it could be the story of your year through drawings, paintings, sculptures or any other crafty creations you wish to submit.
- It’s completely up to you – the only rule is that it must be something made in 2020.
- The exhibition will run from 10th – 23rd December at his unit on the upper floor at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre and will showcase artwork created throughout the year.
- This is an inclusive show open to people of all experience levels, from the full-time artist to the first-time painter, regardless of style or technique.
- For artworks up to 50x50cm (including frame) it’s £15 per entry, up to 70x70cm (max size inc frame) it’s £25.
All works go into an online catalogue, and people who can’t get their work to the gallery in person can make an online-only submission for £8 (any size).
Selling your work
You can sell your work, and in the second week of the show buyers will be able to take the work home with them on the day, to help maximise sales for people wanting to sell, and for people wanting unique Christmas presents.
The gallery space
Throughout September and October, Southwark artist Rod Kitson held his ‘Boxed In’ exhibition at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre where he invited members of the public to help him re-create a living room out of cardboard. This being the second of his lockdown-themed exhibitions, Rod got the idea for the interactive exhibition from the isolation of being in lockdown.
“After the success of The Art of Isolation Isolation earlier this year I’m keeping lots of the elements that worked so well, including the tightly packed salon hang”, said Rod.