Open Call for A-gallery's upcoming season

September 13, 2020
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Calls from Estonia

We invite You to submit your exhibition for A-gallery’s upcoming season.

VAULT is an exhibition space at A-gallery, focusing on showcasing new work by professional jewellery artists and blacksmiths. VAULT acts as a historic touching point between the original and the contemporary functions of the building – that of a former goldsmith’s shop and of the most notable exhibition space for contemporary jewellery and blacksmithing in Tallinn. VAULT welcomes artists, writers and researchers whose work stems from contemporary jewellery and craft practices and their context in broader visual culture.

The floor plan of A-gallery’s VAULT can be found below. The floor plan’s measurements are marked in centimetres. The height of the vault is 315 cm and size 5.2 m². It is possible to exhibit works by using cables and magnets. Painting and drilling is not possible in the space. The exhibition space of VAULT extends to one of the windows facing Hobusepea Street. 

WINDOWS is a platform for micro exhibitions at A-gallery, established in 2019 with the aim of showcasing both new and previously exhibited work of practitioners in the field of contemporary jewellery in a compact format and extending the gallery’s exhibition space into public space. WINDOWS welcomes both solo projects and collectively created expositions engaging with contemporary jewellery and craft practices within the field of visual culture. 

WINDOWS invites a two-directional gaze, to look both in and out. As such, the space can also accommodate works stemming from the field of jewellery but developed in collaboration with fields concerned with body and space, such as design, fashion, architecture, visual and performance art. WINDOWS is located in Tallinn Old Town, on the corner of Hobusepea Street and Pikk Street. WINDOWS is comprised of five spaces – one large and four small windows. WINDOWS welcomes visitors day and night, in every weather. The measurements of A-gallery’s windows are 220x140x48 cm (height/width/depth), except for the large window facing Hobusepea Street, which measures 220x300x85 cm. The window spaces include ceiling hooks for hanging, lighting fixtures and electrical sockets. 

To apply, please submit the following information:

– name
– contact information
– description of the project (2000-2500 characters)
– description of artworks
– visual material relevant to the project (up to 5 images)
– list of equipment and/ or requirements for exhibiting works
– CV(s) and portfolio(s) of the participant(s)
– preferred exhibition period (month / quarter)

Costs of installing, production and the opening event are covered by the artist(s). A-gallery provides a letter of confirmation for funding applications, by request. The exhibition period is approximately four weeks.

The submission DEADLINE is 14 October 2020. Please send your application to with all relevant materials attached in one zip-file or via mail to A-galerii, Hobusepea 2, 10133, Tallinn.

The application is accepted only if it is submitted on time and includes the required information and materials.

Submissions to the open calls are evaluated by a jury. Exhibition program is approved by the board of A-gallery and curator Sille Kima. Artists chosen for the program will be notified from 29 October 2020 onwards.

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