The Rupert Museum currently has an open invitation to artists to take inspiration from the monumental piece in the Rupert Art Foundation Collection – Colour Symphony by Michéle Nigrini completed in 1993.
This is an open call for responsive artworks to be submitted for possible inclusion in a group exhibition to be showcased in the Jan Rupert Art Centre, Graaff-Reinet, during the first quarter of 2021.
Colour Symphony was created by taking a Modernist approach to observe and explore the reactions of colours to each other, how scale can influence colour and marks, and how a combination of line, colour and form activates and creates energy and flow. Through this ‘showcase’ of colour from purple to yellow, the artist used her familiar surroundings of a garden and its elements to visually and aesthetically portray the thought process and relationships between colour.
Initially displayed as a 16 metre strip comprising out of 395 panels of oil paint on chipboard. Achromatic greys start and conclude the spectrum with a central feature that consists of 77 panels featuring a full-colour spectrum of contrasts and mixes. To the sides, 12 colours – primary, secondary and tertiary from the colour wheel, are split between cold and warm tones. The exploration is intensified through the 25 panels on each colour, with tonal transitions in both vertical and horizontal rows.
The call is open to anyone who would like to create a responsive work of art using the medium of their choice. As this is a responsive call, no work created before to March 2020 may be submitted. The number of artworks to be selected for exhibition will be determined by the quality as well as the overall size of selected works.
Find more information as well as submission forms and requirements on The Rupert Museum’s website: https://rupertmuseum.org/exhibition/open-call-to-artists/