A Poem for Winter


The Hyde Bridge Gallery is delighted to invite submissions for our new show "A Poem for Winter". We are inviting submissions of works ;

A Poem for Winter
End of Year Exhibition at the Hyde Bridge Gallery
November 17th - December 21st

The winter sun
on the horse’s back
my frozen shadow

17th Century poem by Matsuo Basho

As we come to the end of this special year which has celebrated the richness and diversity of the writing of W.B. Yeats, the Hyde Bridge Gallery for its final exhibition of 2015 addresses a poetic theme.

The famous Japanese poet Basho wrote thirteen haiku poems about Winter. Numerous poets in the literary canon have waxed lyrically and frequently about this time of year. ‘If Winter Comes…..’ (Shelley) and ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening…’ (Frost)…are amongst the many well-loved lines. Yeats’ ‘Mad as the Mist and Snow’ is probably one of his less well known poems but is no less intense for that.

Artists are encouraged to submit new work or existing work that responds to the Poem in Winter theme in a range of media; painting prints, photographs and smaller sculptural pieces are all welcome.

As a large entry is anticipated in this open submission exhibition, and, taking into account the limitations of the gallery space, preference will be given to smaller work.

Framed or unframed pieces should not exceed 30 x20 inches
. Three dimensional pieces should not occupy a space exceeding 20 x20 x 20 inches.

Work exceeding these dimensions cannot be considered for selection.

Entry fee for submission is €10. Up to three pieces per artist may be submitted for selection.
Three pieces for €20.

Artists wishing to have their work considered for this exhibition should deposit their work and entry fee with the Gallery on Friday November 6th between 10 am and 5pm or on Saturday November 7th between 10am and 12 noon. Work should be accompanied by a completed application form (see below)

Work not selected for the exhibition or which does not meet the criteria of the exhibition can be collected from the gallery on November 13th or 14th.

All work should be clearly titled (on the reverse) and priced.
Please note: The Hyde Bridge Gallery opens Tuesday to Saturday (inc) 10am to 5pm

Gallery Commission on sales is 30%

The night and opening reception is being sponsored by Regional Stores.