The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea announces a call to artists for submissions to the InTRANSIT Festival 2016, which this year includes the Portobello Wall Public Art installation….

About the Portobello Wall Public Art Project

For many years, this particular wall was perceived as a ‘dead space’, marking the end of the journey along Portobello Road. The art installation provides an invitation for visitors to carry on their journey along the road and discover the vibrant Golborne area, and creates a visual link between two of the most well known market areas in London: Portobello Road Market and Golborne Road Market. You can find out more about the Portobello Wall Public Art project here.

About this year’s commission

This year sees the Portobello wall commission and the Council’s InTRANSIT Festival, share the theme of “Strange Bedfellows: The Attraction of Opposites”. The art will be installed for nine months, launching Friday 17 June 2016, to coincide with the opening of the InTRANSIT Festival.

The Royal Borough’s Arts Service invites submissions for this commission across a wide range of appropriate visual arts media, which engage with this theme or the distinctive character of InTRANSIT Festival. You can find out more about the InTRANSIT Festival here.

Please make sure you read the full brief on submitting a proposal for the Portobello Wall Public Art installation here.

Deadline
The deadline for submissions for the Portobello Wall Public Art commission is 12 noon on Friday 12 February 2016 to be sent by email to John Hampson, Senior Strategy Officer, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Service john.hampson@rbkc.gov.uk 020 7361 3204.

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