Laura Carew,
Joshua Y'Barbo


Monday, 1 June 2015

Open Call / Join Chelsea Salon

1. Open Call for Submissions: Salon on 13 June

Chelsea Salon is hosting a salon on 13 June to celebrate the opening of Penarth Studios off the Old Kent Road. The salon is a social event for UAL Pg Students and provides an introduction to the studio space and an opportunity to show work. 

The open call is for artists and collaborators across the UAL. There is no set theme for the salon and all proposals will be considered. Please find more details below: 

Salon - 13 June 17:00-20:00
Submission deadline - 5 June 17:00
Installation - 12-13 June

Location: Penarth Studios, 27 Penarth Street SE15 1TR

Submissions: We are looking for 2-D, 3-D, Moving Image and Performance work. Please send 1-3 images (1MB), a written proposal, screenshot or links to video work. Submissions will be reviewed by the Salon team and confirmation emails will be sent out by 8 June. Installation will be held at the studios 12-13 June with the Salon held in the afternoon of 13 June. 

Please send submissions to: chelseasalonseries(at)

The event is generously supported by the Postgraduate Community Student Initiative Fund and open to all postgraduate students at UAL. 

2. Join Chelsea Salon: 

Chelsea Salon is looking for volunteers who would like to collaborate with us in several areas of creative activity. These areas include: salons, talks, film, exhibitions, web / social media, documentation / archive and design. 

Individuals interested in film, performance, education, curation, exhibition design, documentary making, archives, art criticism and art writing could benefit from working with us.

We will be meeting Saturday, 13 June at 3-4pm at the Penarth Studios before the event to discuss collaborating together. Please email if you would like to attend. 

Chelsea Salon is a co-produced project that arose from the MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College starting in 2009. We are currently developing the project into a non-for-profit charity and are looking for people who would like to work with us during this development. 

Salons are pop-up exhibitions that are both dynamic displays and discursive platforms for discussion and performance. The site of our salons are constantly changing.
The Salon also hosts a series of lectures by well known artists  at Chelsea College of Arts and we are looking for people who might like to help with these and projects which arise from them.
The Chelsea Salon film club hosts classic film screenings and the presentation of original work by artists.

In addition, Chelsea Salon has the use of a temporary space called Landing Space on the 1st Floor of E Block at Chelsea College.There are opportunities here for curators.Currently Landing Space has three permanent monitors that are slightly demanding and problematic but animate the un-used landing in a specific way. We're looking for people to collaborate on showing moving image work within this space as well as supporting other areas of creative practice, i.e. salons, film club, talks, archive, etc… 

Web / Social Media and design support is needed to help update the salon website, organise the mailing list and promote events via social media and make the archive available to a secondary audience. This may include managing the online artist profiles and working with the rest of the Team to activate the potential of online spaces. This may also include promoting written criticism and artist's writing and managing the blog. 

Documentation and archiving overlap with other areas listed above and include individuals who are working in documentary processes or design based practices. The possibilities for capturing and representing salon activities would be an open discussion among the team.

For more information contact Josh or Laura at chelseasalonseries(at)

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