Open Call - Museum of Futures: Visual Poetry Exhibition - February 23rd to March 12th 2017 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ 

An open call for new works of visual poetry or artworks that explore the visual and material properties of language through paint and print. Works may include concrete poems, asemic writing, abstract works, framed page print - there needs only to be an engagement with language in some form. DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5TH.

The exhibition is open to those with a cogent connection to the Surbiton and Kingston area, be it through former or present residence, work or study. Inquiries of suitability welcome.

Send works as a jpeg attachment, with a small bio, before February 5th 2017 to 

Successful applicants will provide a framed rendition of the successful work to be exhibited for the duration of the exhibition. Participants will be invited to read at one of two events taking place during the exhibition.

This exhibition aims to bring together generations, and methodologies, through a shared engagement with the participants localism. Partnering with the Museum of Futures - a dynamic community arts space that has engaged Surbiton residents, families and businesses since 2009, the exhibition aims to showcase early career poets and artists alongside more experienced practitioners and build on the community, beginning new relationships and collaborations, that already surround this wonderful venue. The engagement with themes of suburbia, the Seething mythos and the humour so prevalent in the Museum of Futures enterprise will undoubtedly also influence the exhibition's aesthetic.

Curated by - SJ Fowler is a poet and artist who has published five collections of poetry and text, been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council, Tate Britain, Liverpool Biennial and Wellcome Collection and exhibited at Jerwood Space, Victoria and Albert Museum and featured in Hayward Gallery's The New Concrete. He has been translated into 21 languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico City to Erbil, Beijing to Tbilisi. He is the poetry editor of 3am magazine, Lecturer at Kingston University, teaches at Tate Modern and is the curator of the Enemies project.