Since opening in 2014, PLY have made a strong commitment to supporting local and international artists by providing space and financial support for the production of exhibitions. So we were delighted to hear that they will be continuing this good work with their drinks partner Absolut; this time in a quest to uncover emerging talent in the fields of art, music and technology.
PLY will be giving eight carefully selected emerging artists or collectives a helping hand to showcase their work at PLY over the next twelve months, and at the end of the year awarding one artist or group the PLY x Absolut award for Emerging Talent.
Artists are invited to submit exhibition proposals to PLY working to a simple brief: Life With No Labels.
Life With No Labels is based on the concept of the limited edition Absolut Mix bottle. Inspired by the six-colour rainbow of the LGBT Pride flag, the design’s semi-transparent triangles allow the bottle’s colours to overlap in distinct ways when viewed from different angles. This intersecting effect symbolises the connection that is created when various unique individuals mix together.
Artists should consider the use of shape, colour, music and technology. PLY and Absolut encourage creative collaboration to bring these elements together.
Keen creatives are asked to submit exhibition proposals to PLY by Friday 22nd July which should include an outline of their exhibition plan and visual references. Eight artists or collectives will be awarded with their own solo show at PLY and to help the artists along the way, PLY will contribute £200 towards the production of each exhibition.
At the end of the programme, one artist or collaborative will be awarded the PLY x Absolut Award for Emerging Talent. The award winner will receive the award itself, a £1000 grant to support their next creative project, alongside goodies from PLY and Absolut.
Proposals must be submitted by Friday 22nd July by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and artists selected to exhibit will be notified by Wednesday 27th July.