Ikon Gallery MkII

Although I have emailed the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham requesting more information of how galleries work, I am going to return to speak to someone in person.

Until such a time, on the website I came across a page of how to get work exhibited:

How do I exhibit my artwork at Ikon?

Ikon has a proposal procedure which artists are asked to follow. The gallery welcomes exhibition proposals at any time and reviews take place each quarter. Artists wishing to submit an exhibition proposal should follow the guidelines below.

Please note that Ikon cannot acknowledge the receipt of proposals and will only contact artists after the work has been considered and a decision has been reached. Material will only be returned if a stamped self-addressed envelope is provided with the proposal and email submissions will not be considered.

Artists need to supply:

  • A selection of 10-12 slides, or other documentation of the artwork, clearly labelled with the size and medium. A CD of images is also acceptable.  Please do not send original artwork as Ikon cannot be held responsible for work that goes astray.
  • A short statement about your work.
  • A CV and some background information about yourself, such as your training and experience.
  • A stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the material.

Proposals should be addressed to the Programming Team, Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS. Please note that postage is now priced by weight as well as by size. Visit the Royal Mail website for the correct postage pricing.

It is clear that a professional gallery is looking for a professional interface with a lot of experience. Therefore, it is in my best interests to get my work recognised by other photographers and artists. 

One thought on “Ikon Gallery MkII

  1. Thank you for raising this, Kate. Your awareness in professional practice is great – reminded me that I should try and focus in other prospects of photography.

    This should come in handy for other students as well.

    – Chris

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