Public Pages – deadline 2 Feb 2007

Public Pages – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Public Pages is an exhibition of Text Art and Visual Poetry bringing together contributions from poets, artists and makers of works which explore the visual and cultural impact of the sign and the slogan in public space. Designed as a complement to the academic conference Poetry and Public Language, this exhibition will show works which engage with the placement and displacement of text on the page, that articulate the two-dimensional surface, that integrate visual and textual elements in a composition and consider the page as a public space, addressing a public and entering into public debate.

Public Pages is curated by Mark Leahy

DATES: 26 March -8 April, 2007

Opening reception Friday 30 March

The exhibition invites responses from poets, artists, writers, makers, to the possibilities of the restrictions of a one-page work. The works will be published in digital form on the exhibition website, and a selection will be printed as larger scale works (up to A0 size) to be shown in the gallery spaces of the Portland Square Building at Plymouth University.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are requested for an exhibition of one page visual textual works that will be shown in conjunction with the conference Poetry and Public Language, at Portland Square Building, Plymouth University and online at www.peninsula-arts.org.uk

Works are welcomed that engage with the placement and displacement of text on the page, that articulate the two-dimensional surface, that integrate visual and textual elements in a composition, and consider this page a public space, as addressing a public, or entering into public debate.

Submissions should be sent in the form of PDF documents of one page (or in files which may be converted to this format). Works will be published on the exhibition website. A selection will be printed in poster form for exhibition in the University of Plymouth buildings.

address for submissions:

closing date: February 2nd 2007

Organising committee for Poetry and Public Language 2007:

Tony Lopez, Anthony Caleshu, John Hall, Mark Leahy

‘Poetry and Public Language 2007’ is a collaborative venture sponsored by the University of Plymouth and Dartington College of Arts, promoted in association with Peninsula Arts

Dr Mark Leahy
Director of Writing
Dartington College of Arts
Totnes TQ9 6EJ
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1803 861682 ph.
+44 (0) 1803 861666 fax.

www.dartington.ac.uk/pw