Open Call  | Exhibitions 2019

126 Artist-Run Gallery is delighted to launch our open call for exhibitions for our 2019 program. 2019 will see the continuation of our current research project “Unset in Stone”, which commenced with “The Materialists” by Sophie Gough and Dara O’Shea. The theme was conceived in light of recent activities surrounding the destruction of National Monuments overseas. These events became ingrained in a collective unconscious, shocking society and provoking much heated debate. We are inviting proposals which confront the idea that an art object can be considered a monument of sorts: a symbol of the time in which it was made: a representation of society or societal concerns, Materialism also comes into play here, as the longevity of an object in both meaning and physicality, can disintegrate change or produce new meaning. 126 encourages you to apply for both solo and/or duo exhibitions and we welcome and encourage you to approach this open call in alternative ways. The project will also culminate in a publication in 2019.

Eligibility: Open to all members of 126 Artist-run Gallery at any stage of their career. There is no application fee. Visit to join our membership today. Applications will be assessed in terms of importance to the career of our members, track record, ambition and unique contribution to the research project. Time Frame: The exhibitions will take place throughout 2019. Deadline for submissions is 5pm, November 11th, 2018.

Submissions: Send an artist statement, exhibition proposal and a C.V. no longer than 3 pages and images of previous/current work in one PDF to with Exhibitions 2019 in the subject line.

Open Call | Internship exhibition 2018/19

Application deadline: Friday 30 November, 5 pm.

Process” – a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.

126 Artist-run Gallery is delighted to announce they accepting submissions to exhibit in January 2018, as part of the 126 Internship programme. 126 Interns are inviting artists, at all stages in their professional careers, working in visual art to apply, giving particular attention to the concept of ‘Process’. Submissions are open to all members of 126 Artist-Run Gallery.

To apply:
Email your proposal as a single PDF file (max 10mb) to with “Exhibition Proposal” in the subject line of the email.

Please make sure your proposal includes the following:
• CV: Max 2 pages. Containing name, address, email, phone and website (if available)
• Artist Statement: Max 200 words.
• Proposal Summary: Please provide a summary (max 500 words) of the project you are proposing. This should cover the main themes of the work and outline how you intend to install it within the space.
• Supporting Material: Max 10 items. Details of material, dimensions, year of production. Links to video and audio to be provided. Please do not include audio or video files in submission.

Please note:
• Exhibiting Artists will receive a fee for participation.
• You must be a 126 Artist-Run Gallery member to submit. Visit to join up today and avail of this and other upcoming opportunities in 2018/19.

Ongoing Submissions:

126 Hold open calls throughout the year for our members. Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page, Instagram and Website for open call opportunities. 

We encourage artists and curators within our membership to submit proposals for exhibition with 126. We are particularly interested in experimental, risk-taking and ambitious contemporary visual art or partnerships which benefit our members. To submit a proposal please send a letter of intent, C.V., approx. 10 images of work (in one PDF preferably) to Please give your email the subject line: ‘Ongoing Submissions’

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