Artists young and old, amateur and professional, are being invited to create works for this year’s Harwich Festival 20×20 Community Arts Project.
The exhibition is open to creative talents working in any medium so long as the finished piece measures 20cm by 20cm.
Roger Hamer, HF18 Visual Arts Coordinator, says: “We had more than 500 artworks submitted in each of the last two 20×20 Projects and we are hoping to exceed that for HF18.
“Anyone from a five-year-old to a professional artist and everybody in between can join in. There are no barriers to your creation, you can do anything you want, providing it fits into a 20cm by 20cm frame.
“We had an outstanding range of works to a very high standard in HF16 and H17 which were enjoyed and appreciated by a large number of people. We are very much looking forward to presenting a similarly varied and exciting display for HF18.”
All the finished artworks will go on open exhibition during HF18 at the Old Chapel, Kings Head street, Harwich.
Your creations can be paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, collages, sculptures, ceramics, glass, fabrics, knitting, crochets and anything else that applies.
Information on how to submit your creations will be on the HF18 website at www.harwichfestival.co.uk.
Michael Offord, General Manager Harwich Festival, says: “We have been delighted with the success of the 20×20 Project, which has seen the Harwich Festival broadening its reach to artists of all ages”.
“The feedback we have received from local people is that they want the exhibition to continue and we are looking forward to mounting an even bigger and better showcase for local talents for HF18.”
Meanwhile, the cinematic equivalent of the 20×20 project, Harwich Shorts, will again be held during HF18.
This too is open to local independent film makers of all ages and can be on any subject. The shorts must be no longer than ten minutes and can be as brief as a few seconds. The final productions will be subject to a selection process and screenings will be held in partnership with the Electric Palace during HF18.
Last year’s Harwich Shorts attracted more than 30 films.
The movies must be in MP4 format and the closing date for submission is April 23. Email your film to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off on a USB memory stick at the Harwich Box Office, Dovercourt Library.
Visit www.harwichfestival.co.uk for more information