OPEN CALL: ‘Wakes Week’ Mobile Pop Up Exhibition Stand

Posted: 22nd May 2024

The British Textile Biennial and Showtown, Blackpool are looking for a creative to design and build a mobile pop up exhibition structure to house and tour a collection of photographs and postcards of Blackpool Wakes Week from 1900-1939. It is planned to take the pop up exhibition to family festivals, events and care homes across Lancashire.

Through touring the exhibition, British Textile Biennial will gather oral histories from the people who have lived and remembered experience of Wakes Weeks, to build into an online archive and exhibition to be hosted as
part of the www.lancashiretextilegallery.com website. We hope the exhibition design will respond to /reference the visual imagery of Victorian seaside and /or Lancashire Mills and evoke the vibrancy and excitement of Wakes Weeks.

The budget for this project is £5,000 which must cover fees, expenses, materials and delivery. At this point we only ask that you provide us with a simple budget including fees/daily rates/outline costs.

Full open call brief, details and application process available here.

Application deadline: Friday 7th June
Interviews: week commencing 17th June
Design sign off: Monday 22nd July
Build complete: Friday 16th August
First install: Burnley Canal Festival Sunday 25th August, 9-11am
Open to public – Burnley Canal Festival, Sunday 25th August.

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