On the 1st March 2022, I will be launching the Plymouth Selfie Wall Project. This is an amazing opportunity for all aspiring female artists from Plymouth to have their work displayed throughout the city, locations will include Plymouth High Street Heritage Action Zone and also the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.
Did I say “Aspiring female artists?” Yes I did, but let me clarify what that means. You don’t need to have had any previous art experience. Have you attended art college? Great but not essential. Previous work displayed somewhere? That’s amazing but for the Plymouth Selfie Wall Project, all-female applicants are welcome to apply. Young or old. Whatever your ability or experience, this is an opportunity for all the women and young females of Plymouth.
The best thing about this project, apart from showcasing the undiscovered talent of Plymouth, is that our panel of judges will be choosing 8 winners to have their work displayed throughout the city. This provides you with a very high possibility of success so do you really have an excuse not to apply? I don’t think so!
• 1st March 2022 - Competition launch date
• 25th March 2022 - Deadline for entries
• 28th March 2022 - Judges panel
• 29th - 31st March - Winners announced
• 1st May 2022 - Project completion deadline
It is a designated wall in a public space where people can take selfies, have fun with friends then share them on social media. Or keep them private of course. It’s a growing trend throughout the world and you could be part of bringing this fantastic project to Plymouth. Check out the infamous Instagrammable walls of LA and see just how popular this has become.
That’s the amazing thing about art isn’t it? It’s completely subjective and it means something completely different to most of us but essentially, your piece can be a simple drawing created with a pencil or it can be a bright and busy collage. But please keep in mind it needs to be a 2D piece that can be replicated and placed onto a wall. So no sculptures. Sorry!
I’m a big believer in female empowerment and equality for female photographers, artists and creatives. And as a professional photographer and entrepreneur, I regularly come into contact with extremely talented, but undiscovered talent. This project is for you! Art should be accessible for all and women are seriously underrepresented in creative industries.
Moving in the right direction but can more be accomplished? Absolutely!
Female talent in Plymouth needs to be recognised, celebrated and showcased for the world to see. Our stories need to be told and the Plymouth Selfie Wall Project could be the beginning of something amazing for you and your undiscovered talent.
This is for everyone. I just wanted to make it clear to everyone that all are welcome. With up to 7 winners to be announced, this competition is going to be judged fairly and without bias with a focus on each submission and its related category.
So come on ladies, come and be a part of something amazing!
The event is organised by Amber Leach a local creative entrepreneur. Owner of award winning photography agency Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective and Established By Her Marketing.
If anyone has any ideas or questions about this project please contact Amber Leach via email email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing all of your entries!
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Plymouth College of Art
LOCI - art collective Plymouth
Illustrator Stephen Smith
Nick @ Big Ups
Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective
Model - @m0rganelder