Open Call for exhibitions at the A-Gallery VAULT and WINDOWS

September 13, 2021
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Calls from Estonia

The most notable exhibition space for jewellery and blacksmithing in Estonia announces an open call for the exhibition programme of 2022 at the A-Gallery VAULT and WINDOWS. Submission deadline: 17th October 2021.

The VAULT is A-Gallery’s exhibition space, focusing on showcasing new work by professional jewellery artists and blacksmiths. The 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 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 within the space is not possible. The exhibition space of the VAULT extends to one of the windows facing Hobusepea street.

The approximate duration of an exhibition at the VAULT is 4 weeks.

WINDOWS is A-Gallery’s platform of micro exhibitions, 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. WINDOWS has found a home in the display windows of a former goldsmith’s shop established in 1891 and extends 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 also welcomes conceptual projects that can be combined with other artists’ input to form exhibitions with the help of our curator, therefore when submitting an application, one does not need to fill all the windows. 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, visual and performance art and architecture.

There are five WINDOWS located in the Tallinn Old Town, on the corner of Hobusepea Street and Pikk Street. One large window (220x300x85 cm) and four smaller windows (220x140x48 cm). The window spaces include ceiling hooks for hanging, lighting fixtures and electrical sockets.

The approximate duration of an exhibition at WINDOWS is 6 weeks.

Costs of installing, production and opening event are covered by the artist(s). A-Gallery provides a letter of confirmation for funding applications, if necessary.

To apply, please submit the following information:
– name
– contact information
– names of all participants
– 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 special requirements for exhibiting works
– CV(s) and portfolio(s) of participant(s)
– preferred exhibition period (month / quarter)

Please clarify in your application, if you are applying for the VAULT or WINDOWS exhibition space.

Submission deadline is 17th October 2021.

Please send your application to with all relevant materials attached in one zip-file or via mail to A-Galerii, Hobusepea 2, 10133, Tallinn.

Application is accepted only if it is submitted on time and includes required information and materials.

Submissions to the VAULT and WINDOWS open call are evaluated by a jury. Exhibition programme is approved by the board of A-Gallery and curator Helle Ly Tomberg.

Artists chosen for the programme will be notified from 1st of November 2021.

Additional information:
Helle Ly Tomberg
+372 51 05 036
A-Gallery website