Materials. Messages & Meaning 2014

Open Call for Northern Irish artists to respond to the theme “Lightness”


Deadline for submissions - Friday 22nd August 2014, 5pm


Exhibition open: 13th September 2014 - 11th October 2014


light·ness1  [lahyt-nis]


  1. the state or quality of being light in weight: the amazing lightness of the new metal.
  2. the quality of being agile, nimble, or graceful.
  3. lack of pressure or burdensomeness.
  4. lack of seriousness; levity in actions, thoughts, or speech: That kind of lightness seemed out of place.
  5. gaiety of manner, speech, style, etc.; cheerfulness: His lightness was just what the party needed.


R-Space Gallery would like to invite artists from Northern Ireland to submit proposals for our annual open exhibition - Materials, Messages & Meaning.

The exhibition will be a group show of four artists and makers with different approaches to the materials they choose to work with, the messages and meaning they wish to convey using those materials and the methods and processes they use to make the work.

Proposals may also include a workshop or performance. Selected artists will receive a fee for taking part.

Please email your proposal with up to 5 JPG images and an artist statement/bio to



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