Babylon ARTs, has announced the re-opening of the Babylon Gallery on Ely’s riverside, following its temporary closure due to Covid-19.
The first exhibition will be their annual selected Summer Open exhibition, which over the past five years, has showcased hundreds of artists’ works and this year, the charity hopes will be one of their biggest and best yet.
As Claire Somerville, chief executive explained: “We’ll be hoping to fill our walls and plinths with a diverse range of art works from professional and amateur artists over the age of 16. This exhibition has previously included paintings, photography, ceramics, textiles, mixed media and more. We’re a contemporary space, supported by volunteers, with the ambition of being the creative heart of Ely and West Anglia.”
“We welcome submissions from all artists” Claire continues, “and we are particularly interested to exhibit work by those living in Cambridgeshire, West Norfolk and West Suffolk; disabled artists and artists who are from minority ethnic backgrounds.”
The exhibition will run from Saturday 1st August to Sunday 6th September and the gallery will be open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm.
The deadline for submitting works is 10am Monday 13th July and more information can be found on the organiser’s website: www.babylonarts.org.uk
The organisers went on to say that: “Thanks to funding we have received from Arts Council England, to support us through the Covid-19 crisis, we are able to offer this opportunity without charging artists to submit their artworks. So instead of the £10 per art work we have previously charged, we ask that artists consider making a donation, or putting their waived fee towards purchasing an art work at the exhibition, so everyone gets to benefit.”
Press release from Babylon ARTS