Altered Space exhibitions & Flashpoint events

Globe Gallery is seeking proposals from artists, designers, photographers and architects from around the world responding to the theme: Altered Space.

Through an integrated programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops and performance events, Altered Space is focused on exploring our dynamic relationship with the environment: how through interacting with the day to day we leave buildings, objects, marks and traces, and how they, in turn, influence us.  Applicants are asked to consider the theme when making their submission.

From this open call for submissions, we will select artists for our year-long series of exhibitions and performance/ screening events running from the end of 2012 to the end of 2013.

Artists will be selected by a panel of internationally renowned artists, curators, critics and arts professionals, including:

  • Franko BInternationally renowned artist working across video, photography, performance, painting, installation, sculpture and mixed media, Franko also lectures at St. Martins School of Art, DasArt, New York University, Accademia Di Belle Arti and the Courtauld Institute of Art.
  • Carol Botton - Director at Northern Architecture, Carol has a strong background in development within the cultural and voluntary sectors.
  • Jason E. Bowman Master of Fine Art Programme Leader at Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Jason is an internationally recognised artist, visual arts consultant, curator, public speaker and writer.
  • Julie Crawshaw - Independent Arts and Development Consultant and Arts, Science and Business Fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Julie is interested in the role of the artist in support of regeneration and community sustainability.
  • Rashida Davison Founder and Director of The Globe Gallery.
  • Gillian McIver Artist, film-maker, curator, writer and founding member of the internationally renowned Luna Nera collective, Gillian is interested in issues surrounding the curation of site specific and moving-image based work.
  • David Metcalfe - Artistic Director of Forma, David is a curator and creative producer of inter-disciplinary projects initiated and developed with artists, exhibited and distributed internationally.
  • Terry Smith - Award winning artist and curator who works across a wide range of media, Terry has performed and exhibited internationally.
  • Stephen Snoddy - Director of the New Art Gallery Walsall, Stephen is internationally respected gallery director and curator.
  • Paul Usherwood Art historian and critic based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

After the completion of a capital refurbishment programme supported by ACE and by engaging artists and audiences, Altered Space offers an exciting opportunity for Globe (as a collective community) to investigate its new ‘space’: rather than look at what Globe is – as a set of walls, doors, windows and floors; instead to trace what Globe does – as a continuous communication between the building, artworks, artists and all the others; to explore how materials and things such as concrete, plastic, pavements and paint, as well as ideas, concepts and assumptions, influence what happens in the making of artworks, and the gallery, as part of urban life.


From this open call we will select 5 exhibitions and 4 Flashpoint events taking our programme through to the end of 2013.


Are single night events where the entire building plays host to a mix of installations, performance, multi media, sound, poetry, music, film, etc.   Proposals for these events will also be selected from this open call. 


Altered Space is designed to encourage artists, audiences and participants:  

  • to examine humanity’s dynamic relationship with the environment  
  • to consider our tendency, through our interactions, to impact on spaces and thereby leaving traces, marks, objects and buildings; 
  • to explore notions of intentional and unintentional design on interior and exterior spaces large and small;  
  • to reveal how we are naturally inclined to draw boundaries to delineate space whether real, imagined or virtual.

For more information and to apply visit our registration pages.

The deadline for proposals is 5pm (UK time) on Friday 7th December 2012.