RIPE Exhibition 2019 – Expressions Of Interest – closing 19 Nov

Arts Care “Here and Now” Older People’s Arts Festival

Arts Care, in partnership with the Public Health Agency, is thrilled to be hosting the RIPE Exhibition 2019 as part of the “Here and Now” Older People’s Arts & Well-being Festival for independent amateur artists or professional artists over the age of 60.

We would like to invite you to participate this year, again or for the first time. We invite all interested artists to submit up to three pieces of visual art, sculpture, film or photography linked to the theme:

Celebration – Celebrating 70 Years of the National Health Service

Some pointers for exploring the theme might focus on:

  • Positive/Family Relationships
  • Care Relationships
  • Celebration of life
  • Positive lifestyle images i.e. Rural, seascapes, and skyscapes
  • Abstract interpretation

Art forms can be:

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Film
  • Animation
  • Ceramics
  • Fashion pieces etc.

Last year Arts Care were delighted with memorable work from all participants inspired by the female Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The theme was ‘Experiences’ and over 15,000 people engaged with the festival activity across all age groups.

The RIPE Art Exhibition

Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.

Dates: Tuesday 15th – Sunday 27th January 2019

Expression of interest submissions

If you are interested in taking part in what has become one of Northern Ireland’s most significant Art Exhibitions please complete the Expression of Interest Form below. Closing date for expression of interest is Monday 19th November 2018 *(up to 3 pieces can be considered).

The art works you submit will be peer reviewed by an Arts Care panel. The panel requests that new work be brought to Arts Care before:

Monday 7th January 2019 for peer review on 10th January 2019.

Not all of the artwork may be accepted but we would encourage submitting up to three pieces of artwork.

Please return expression of interest form by Monday 19th November 2018 by 5.00pm to Steph at or post a hard copy to:

Ripe Exhibition
Arts Care
2 Crescent Gardens

Please submit only recent artworks for this exhibition.

Arts Care would like to encourage the wider community to take part so feel free to share this with fellow artists, art groups, friends and colleagues.

artist forms link
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