Open Call // Natural Light Exhibition, AIR Gallery Altrincham

Lumen Studios welcome proposals of artworks which focus on the concept of natural light, coming from the Sun, Moon and Stars. Proposed works may raise awareness of light and air pollution; use natural light within the creation process of the work; or may interpret the theme in relation to the artist’s practice. The purpose of this exhibition will be to raise awareness of light and air pollution. This exhibition aims to protect areas benefitting from natural light, whilst also providing an opportunity to appreciate celestial wonders that can be seen within an urban area such as Altrincham.

We aim to run a number of workshops during the exhibition run, and you are welcome to propose ideas for workshops within the programme. We would like to encourage artists living and working within the North West to apply for this opportunity.

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The exhibition will run from 8-30th November, with an opening party on 07 November 2019.

Deadline: 15 October 2019

We have applied for funding for this opportunity.


We would like artists to be present during the installation, which will take place around 6-7 November 2019. If you are not able to attend, please indicate this in your application. Artworks may be posted to AIR Gallery to arrive one week ahead of the exhibition installation. If you wish to post your work, please discuss with Lumen on receipt of shortlisting email. All artists must collect their work or arrange for collection, as we are unable to return work by post.


AIR Gallery, 30 Grosvenor Rd, Altrincham WA14 1LD, United Kingdom. Find out more about AIR Gallery below.

AIR Gallery is part of A4 Studios CIC, a not-for-profit community group aimed at providing opportunities for disabled and low income artists. Their community hub provides work spaces for those with disabilities including those with physical impairments, mental health conditions and long term health problems. The gallery is volunteer led and hosts a diverse range of exhibition by emerging and early career artists throughout the North West and supports artists through paid commissions, exhibition opportunities and networking.