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Poetry Open Call – The Court Of Love – Responses to Valentine’s Day

The Court of Love seeks poetry submissions responding to the theme of Valentine’s Day.

The Court of Love is a group exhibition due to take place at Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield, from 9th – 18th February 2017. Each of the artists involved will be responding to the theme of Valentine’s Day in whatever manner they wish. The exhibition will include an opening evening and a Valentine’s Day special event.

The exhibition will be themed as a medieval banquet – referencing the first known example of a celebration of love occurring on February 14th, which involved a feast, songs, jousting and indeed poetry. As such, we are devoting an area of the exhibition to the poetry we receive from this open call: Successful poems will be printed and curated within this area and credited accordingly.

We are looking for poetry of any style and you may respond to the theme of Valentine’s Day however you wish. You may wish to reference the medieval theme but this is by no means an obligation.

If you are successful, as well as having your poem included physically within the exhibition, you will also be given the opportunity to read your poem at our Valentine’s Day event and you will be placed in a people’s choice completion, where the public get to vote on their favourite poem. The poem with the most votes will receive £25 and some chocolate. 2nd and 3rd prizes will also receive chocolate.

Please send your entries to Michael Borkowsky at The closing date is Sunday 29th January 2017. Good luck!


Artists’ Paint Colour #2 – Empty Frame

Taking ideas from artists and turning them into paint. Each paint is already primed with implications and preconceptions based on the artists’ ideas: This allows you to choose between using the paint as a raw medium, or exploiting the connotations found within the paint. The choice is yours.  

Colour #2 – Empty Frame

Velvety, rich and decadent with the tactile consistency of freshly churned butter, Empty Frame is a double pigment colour with a subtlety that eludes many. Specifically formulated to stimulate non-visual inclinations, Empty Frame is able to effortlessly assail the senses. 

Idea handed to me by artist Emma McLean

ARTISTS – If you have an idea for a painting that, for one reason or another, never reached fruition, email and I will allow your idea to be realised through the process of paint making.