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Art Trail Artists
Art Trail Artists

Art Trail Artists

Find out who has been selected to take part in the 7th Edition of KCAW PUBLIC ART TRAIL!

When + Where

17 May 2024, 06:20

Announced | Art Trail Artists | 2024

About

KCAW PUBLIC ART TRAIL is a sculptural trail displayed in a variety of public spaces across Kensington and Chelsea for the duration of the Summer 2024. Over 1,000,000 visitors engage with the KCAW Public Art Trail per week.

Find Out Who The Artists Are Here

Part of Kensington + Chelsea Art Week (KCAW), the Public Art Trail was founded in 2018 and developed with community consultation.  The KCAW Public Art Trail is set across the most iconic locations in London such as Exhibition Road, Duke of York's Square, High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge, The King's Road, Earl's Court, Notting Hill and North Kensington - connecting Kensington and Chelsea through the unexpected discovery of art and the area. Over 1,000,000  visitors engage with the Art Trail and for 2024, we continue to build on the legacy of the past editions.  The annual open call, encourages artists of all backgrounds and at varying stages of their careers to apply and to observe the overarching festival theme of 2024: 'CHANGING LANDSCAPES'.  2024 Theme: Changing Landscapes  Consider in your application social, geographical as well as digital landscapes, the natural habitats and the human response to the world through the use of AI.  In addition to the annual theme, submissions are encouraged to:

  • Pay homage to the area's rich historical and artistic heritage, encompassing both ancient and modern influences.
  • Foster active engagement with the audience.
  • Evoke the festive and celebratory atmosphere of the event.
  • Maintain a positive, non-discriminatory, and non-political stance.
  • Promote inclusion and celebrate innovation and the possibility of making a positive impact on society.

We welcome artists at various stages of their professional careers; from local to national talents and those who have never previously exhibited their work in public. The Kensington + Chelsea Art Week expert team provides comprehensive support, covering installation, public liability, insurance, engineering approvals, safety inspections, council permissions, and associated expenses related to delivery, installation, display, publicity, and the secure return of artworks to the artist's studio.  The final selection of participating artworks is curated by a rotating, esteemed Art Committee, ensuring fresh perspectives and diversity in the selections.

THE ART COMMITTEE

The shortlisted proposals are evaluated by an elected Art Committee made up of leading names from the visual arts, performance arts, literature and media.  The committee verifies that the proposals fit the selection criteria, including their viability for display in the public sphere and safety for public use. They assess how the projects reflect the KCAW curatorial theme; evaluate the suitability to the ethos of the festival as well as the proposed sites for the installations.

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