Four women stand on steps outside looking through binoculars, all dressed in the same red head shawl, sunglasses, black coats, black skirts, red heels and carrying red suitcases.
Clod Ensemble: Red Ladies. Photo by Manu Palomeque

OPEN CALL: Unlimited Commission with Turner Contemporary

Unlimited is delighted to be partnering with Turner Contemporary to co-commission a new site-specific work by an emerging disabled artist(s), which will be situated on the terrace of the beautiful Turner Contemporary, Margate, designed by David Chipperfield Architects. Artists are invited to create work informed by the gallery’s seaside location and connected to their first ever photography exhibition ‘Seaside Photographed’, which runs from 25 May to 8 September 2019.

The successful recipient will receive a £7,000 grant and join a long line of eminent artists, including Richard Long, Mark Wallinger and Jyll Bradley whose installation works have welcomed audiences on the terraces of Turner Contemporary since 2011.

Last Summer saw artist Jyll Bradley’s ‘Dutch / Light (for Agenta Block)’ transform the South-facing walls of the gallery with her installation of geometric light, activated by the Margate sun and informed by the end of the Anglo-Dutch wars.

Whilst back in 2014 Dan Graham’s outdoor pavilion ‘Two Cubes, One Rotated 45°’created a social space for audiences of all ages to walk through and around; a playful reinterpretation of the pleasure pavilions and gazebos popular in the nineteenth century.

Unlimited and Turner Contemporary encourage proposals for work which is installation based as well as events or performance / Live Art pieces.

We are interested in how the work will activate the space, engage audiences and respond to the unique context of the Gallery and its Summer exhibition ‘Seaside: Photographed’.

The deadline for applications is 17 December , 10am.

Applicants will need to be available to interview on Monday 7 January at Turner Contemporary, Margate.

You can download a Brief, Frequently Asked Questions and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form below.

Download the Brief (PDF)

Download the Brief (DOCX)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (DOCX)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (DOCX)