Submissions Keeper(s)
to the exhibition

As an ongoing and participatory project, the Keeper(s) website will host new work – essays and visual and other documentation of new Keeper pieces or projects.

Artists and writers are invited to submit proposals connected to the following themes:

Keeping – as host, guard, performer, activator – minding the shop – occupation…

The work can be in any form – painting, drawing, installation and other 3D constructions, performance, sound, light or moving image, photography etc. or an essay (max 3,500 words).
Initial proposals should be approx 300 – 500 words, with images as necessary.

Outline when, where and what – consider how the proposal develops Keeper(s) or addresses the themes that have emerged in the project. Provide relevant information about where the work will originally be located / size/ concepts / form / timescale / duration etc.

We will request that the final work be sent as:

Essays of between 2,000 and 3,500 words (to be supplied as Microsoft Word Documents).

Visual work should be supplied as RGB JPEGs at a resolution of 72dpi (files to be no more than 4Mb).

Please fill in the form below to submit your proposal and we will get in touch to discuss it further:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Form of Proposed Work (eg. Essay, Visual, Other Work):

Title of Proposed Work:

Proposal (300-500 words):



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Keeper(s) Pack

Keepers pack
The printed material accompanying the exhibition consisted of 8 pamphlets – one for each Keeper, one a general introduction to the exhibition and worksheet for children, and one each for the essays by Denise Kwan, Ciara Healy and Owen Griffiths. These with 16 postcards – 4 images from each Keeper – were presented in a box with stickers.


There are a some ‘Working Materials’ boxes remaining and available on request. Simply send us an email and we will contact you to discuss availability: