OPEN CALL: NEW COVENT GARDEN MARKET VITRINE ART COMMISSION 2020

We are calling artists of all ages and career stages to apply to present an artwork for the 20m long building facade on Nine Elms Lane at New Covent Garden Market.

THE BRIEF

We are looking for artwork proposals that celebrate the themes of fruit, vegetables, flowers and/or plants. Your artwork should serve to build a closer relationship between the market and Londoners by putting the spotlight on the wonderful produce that makes the market so renowned.

The commission can feature photography, painting, text work or any other two-dimensional medium. The artwork will be replicated onto perforated vinyl sheeting and affixed to the frontage of the market on Nine Elms Lane. The Vitrine dimensions are 20,610mm x 4800mm.

New Covent Garden Market Vitrine Art Commission is a new three-year long public art initiative, funded by VINCI St. Modwen (VSM) in association with Covent Garden Market Authority and realised in collaboration with London’s largest contemporary arts festival Art Night.

For the New Covent Garden Market Vitrine Art Commission 2019 artist Eyal Granit (b.1979, Jerusalem, Israel) was chosen to create a new work titled ‘Still Life Citrus’ (2019) that is on display until October 2020.

THE SPACE

New Covent Garden Market is the UK’s largest fresh produce market. The community of traders keep London fed and flowered by supplying the capital’s chefs and florists with wonderful fruit, veg, flowers and plants.

The Flower Market sits directly on Nine Elms Lane opposite the famed Battersea Power Station. The building façade has a 20m x 5m vitrine that is now an established public art space. The vitrine sees 25,000 vehicles pass by every day – that’s more than 9 million a year – and many people walking by too. This is a vast art canvas with an enormous public audience.

HOW TO ENTER & MORE INFORMATION 

Please note: Deadline for applications is extended until 6pm Wednesday 3 June 2020.

To enter, please complete the application form available via this link. Please refer to the selection criteria and guidance notes for applicants here before applying.

For more information, please visit the NCGM website.