Hi – it’s Sophie Jump from the SBTD again.
I just wanted to let you know a bit more about our open exhibition which is happening in Cardiff in January 2011. The title is Transformation & Revelation: UK design for performance 2007-2011. The SBTD organises a national exhibition every four years, and the UK exhibit for PQ11 will be chosen from the exhibitors in Cardiff. We have also been asked to show the PQ exhibit at the V&A in 2012, and from there it will tour major galleries around the UK.
Exhibitors work and biography will also be included in the catalogue which accompanies the exhibition, and which is one of the few books to record, examine and celebrate contemporary performance design in the UK. The books continue to be sold long after the exhibition and are used as reference by the industry and schools and colleges alike, both in this country and abroad.
Anyone can participate, you just have to be, or become, a member of the SBTD, ALD (Association of Lighting Designers), or STC (Society of Theatre Consultants). The work you show has to have been realised in the last four years (so you can’t show speculative work), and you must be resident in the UK. Apart from that you can show anything! In the past we have had model boxes, drawings, costumes, props, lightboxes of pictures, digital picture frames, films and installations of all kinds. Lighting designers and sound designers are welcome to take part, either through a group exhibit via the ALD or individually. We welcome all kinds of productions from large scale opera, to small scale site specific work.
A combination of the fit-up and get-out days and the conferences and events which accompany the exhibition make it an excellent occasion for meeting other designers, making friends and contacts, and discussing the profession both formally and informally. It also attracts large numbers of the general public, and informs them about what performance design is.
If you want to know more, about the venue, about the SBTD, about hanging fees or about the exhibition themes please have a look at our website: www.theatredesign.org.uk/exhibitions/
The deadline for sending in your deposit and intent to exhibit form is 30th April.
I hope you’ll consider exhibiting and look forward to seeing your work in the exhibition and catalogue!