Embracing the Underdog: Information for Artists

. . . EMBRACING THE UNDERDOG is taking place in the underground car park in Gerrard Street right at the very centre of the Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of the Dog. . . . . in Chinatown – the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia

EMBRACING THE UNDERDOG is taking place in Q-Park in Gerrard Street right at the very centre of the Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of the Dog, in Chinatown – the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia.

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog, Sun 18 Feb 12 noon – 8 pm
Q-Park, 20 Newport Place, Gerrard Street, WC2H 7PR With The London Group and Friends – Curated by Susan Haire – Supported by Geoff Leong Foundation

I hope ALL artists will attend when the exhibition is open. I wish you all a truly memorable day!
Please share the event with as many people as possible.
Height limit for vehicles 1.98m. All drivers need exit passes from me.
No cars are allowed to arrive on Sun 18 Feb apart from picking up after 8 pm.
When siting works on roadways leave room for an ambulance to get past.

Drop-off works for roadways by car 2-6 pm on Sat 17 Feb. Artists showing in roadways will then need to return on foot to install on Sun 17 Feb in the morning to be ready by 12 noon when the show opens. As you are most likely coming to the show all this means is that you just need to come along earlier.

All artists must make a submission. Use the code gerrardst20 to submit. Minimum info required:
Performance (select on registration page – I NEED to know this)
Single bay/double bay/roadway
Electricity required
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL THE ABOVE INFO, no need for anything else
Image and a few words of text enables me to post works on the event page
Please include a statement about your work on your label if you wish

By taking part in this exhibition you agree to the Terms and Conditions including this addition: Artists must be aware that the car park is still open for parking on Sat 17 Feb and cars will be driving on roadways. Artists must take responsibility for their own safety and take reasonable care.

Schedule
Sat 17 Feb

2 pm – 6 pm Install in parking bays only on floors -1 to -3. These will be cordoned off for us because the car park is still open for parking
2 pm – 6 pm Drop-off of work (being delivered by car) which is going to be installed on exit ramp and on roadways on Sun before 12 (still being used by cars on Sat). Exit passes will be provided
2 pm – 6 pm All works in exhibition must be allocated sites by the curator unless already agreed (eg on site-visits) including all works being installed on 18 Feb
Sun 18 Feb
Anytime up to 12 noon Install on EXIT RAMP and on ROADWAYS, arriving on foot ONLY
Exhibition open to public 12 noon – 8 pm
8 pm Deinstall and expected time roads open
All work must be removed by 10 pm on 18 Feb

What you need to bring:
Your label (printed in Arial 20 pt bold), including an optional statement about the work and Blue-Tack.
Paper towels or rags to wipe the floor
Geoff Leong will be contributing bottled beer which will run out but exhibitors are welcome to bring their own drink
Those requiring electricity must let me know in advance and must supply 2 x 10 m extension leads with one socket available for use by the next person to piggyback power.

Holes must not be made in the walls. Only use Blue-Tack on walls, no other adhesives permitted

At the end:
Leave the car park as found
Take down your label and remove all Blu-Tack
Take away everything including your empties, litter and any string etc affixed to pipes
This is important for maintaining good relations with Q-Park for future shows

The space is most suitable for freestanding and plinth-based sculpture, suspended works, site-specific interventions, installations and performance but it is not suitable for painting. There are very few blank walls and most bays are open.

Terms and Conditions

Artists will do their own installation and deinstallation. If they need assistance they must make their own arrangements. Work must be installed by 12 noon at the latest on 18 Feb when the show opens and removed by 10 pm at the latest on the same day and no packaging or litter is to be left behind in the car park. Artists must be aware that the car park is still open for parking on Sat 17 Feb and cars will be driving on roadways. Artists must take responsibility for their own safety and take reasonable care.

Insurance disclaimer
Q-Park, The London Group and the exhibition organisers and assistants accept no liability for any accident or injury to artists or to any helpers occurring for any reason while on, or in the vicinity of, the car park premises. In particular (without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) the use of ladders or any other equipment is entirely the responsibility of the artists and their helpers.
Work will not be insured against theft, damage or loss and all works and equipment will be in the car park entirely at the artists’ own risk and any insurance of work or equipment will be the responsibility of the artist. Q-Park, The London Group and the exhibition organisers and assistants accept no liability for any damage or loss to works or equipment in or related to this exhibition whether in the car park, in transit or elsewhere. Public liability insurance cover will be provided.

Fire safely and smoke alarms
No naked flames, smoking, vaping, incense, smoke machines and if suspending work from sprinklers keep well clear of the sprinklers themselves.

Vetting
As far as I’m aware this is no different to recent Q-Park exhibitions.
Chinese New Year is a big family occasion and work should be appropriate for this event and because it is a car park Q-Park request that references to car accidents, death and blood are avoided. The Q-Park team will vet the show on the day.

This exhibition is supported by the Geoff Leong Foundation. Since early 2009, Geoff has been activity supporting cultural events in London including numerous car park exhibitions in central London. Geoff was Patron of the Art for Grenfell Sotheby’s Auction that raised nearly 2 million, he is a Member of Barbican Centre Trust Fundraising Committee and cultural ambassador between Britain and China. Geoff has owned restaurants in Chinatown and elsewhere in London for many years.

The London Group is one of the longest-running and most prestigious artists’ collectives in the world and champions diversity of work and independent thinking. The history of The London Group and the history of British Art were synonymous until the 60s.

Watch a 2 min video trailer of The Shoreham Sculpture Trail, June 2017, with The London Group and Friends and visit The London Group website:  

https://vimeo.com/241005897
http://www.thelondongroup.com/

Submission code gerrardst20

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