Come Up To My Room (CUTMR)

Exhibition dates: Jan 16-19, 2020
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2019
Call for Submissions for Come Up To My Room 2020, the Gladstone’s Annual Alternative Art and Design Event is now open!

CUTMR is an annual 3-day alternative art and design exhibition created and produced by the Gladstone Hotel. It’s one of the only places where art and design intersect, with the historic hotel becoming a platform for site-specific, immersive installations. Visitors explore, discover, and engage in conversation with the artists. Different from their 37 permanent artist-designed hotel rooms, CUTMR presents temporary projects that occupy and alter spaces in dramatic, conceptual or experimental ways.

Artists are selected based on their body of work and not on proposals. This invitation allows artists to challenge themselves and try new things in this unconventional setting. The unique model allows for the evolution of ideas, risk-taking, and an element of surprise. Participants use art and design to converse, connect, collaborate, and construct delight in the unexpected.

The curators are looking for installations created for or adapted to the site and space. 2D and 3D art, craft, and design media/projects are very workable. Projects that incorporate video, sound, or light are appropriate for selected spaces.

Over the years many of the winning entries have been by fibre and textile artists:

Cleo Halfpenny’s “Stay a While.” Cleo is an emerging artist with a sculpture/installation-based practice working primarily with textiles as a medium.

Amanda McCavour’s room 2018. McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations by sewing into a fabric that dissolves in water. She is interested in the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.

Kathleen Wick’s room 202 focuses on her fascination with wool. Her installation used discarded wool blankets to scrutinize wealth and value in society where the need for environment conservation and the economy are pulling us in different directions.

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