Contextual and professional studies
When the gallery first opened in 1849 there was 10,000 different objects given from the Leicester Literal and Philosophical Society. Within the museum and gallery there are a massive range of artworks, animals fossils and many other things to see.
Through out the year the museum host many events for example:
- Family days
- meet the artist
- black history events
- open 32
- And so much more
Open 32 is an event and exhibition that encourages artist of all levels to hand in their art works you just have to apply using their website to get your art into the judging stage of the application. They have an adult and junior section to apply to, then you have to fill out some questions about yourself and give them the title and information about your art pieces. Each person can put 3 pieces of art.
This is my application form, and all the imformation, i had to give them.( and all the information i wrote about above)
Below are the prices depending if your a student or not. The only thing you need is prof of study when you hand in.
Once I had filled out the form I sent it off and then waited for it to go through a judging process, i just had to wait till November to find out if any of my 3 pieces got in to the galley.
On the 4th of November I received an email saying that 2/3 of my art works have been chosen to go into the gallery.I needed to get them framed and ready to be delivered to the gallery between the 27-29th of November 2021. Below is the email
I backed my art pieces on to mount board using adhesive spray, making them presentable, but also stronger. I then needed to buy mirror clips and get the art work framed. I started to look around for places to find cheap frames and found a store that would custom frame both peace’s for £25. It took a couple of days to frame, after my art works was ready to be handed in on the 27th November 2021.
These are the pieces I am handing in, when handing them in all I did was sign them in. Due to circumstances I was not able to attend the opening or the artist meet up within the gallery.
I went to visit the works after a while, it was amazing to see works from ages of 6+. This was a very beneficial experience as a professional artist, as I now know what to expect when applying for a galley. Also contextually due to seeing how the gallery had presented each work and used different artists works to complement each others. While my work was in this gallery I visited the gallery itself and looked around the whole thing to see all the other works within it.
𝗧𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 & 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘆
Leicester Museum & Art Gallery – Leicester Museums
Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk
Telephone: +44 (0)116 225 4900