Call for entries
Deadline: 17 February 2012

What you see isn’t what you get.

A Visual Arts Exhibition curated by Diana Ali

Are newspapers fair and accurate or do we get off on the scandals? Do they make us take sides? Its function is to predominately tell the society about itself, to be a pollinator of its information. Its role is to inform the citizens, or not as information is gradually travelling down, people became ill-advised, ill-prepared and mis-informed.

The media, personal relationships, bureaucracy and political policies feed us or at least give us the opportunity to contest between comment and fact through the value of communication. Should there be a liberty to mis-inform people? But do people want to know?

To paraphrase the BBC producer who said, “Don’t give the public what they want. They deserve much better than that.”

Taking the concept of hidden truths, misquotations, rumour and gossip, artists are invited to submit art works that investigates this avenue. Art works submitted will give the audience the chance to be allured, intrigued, enticed and be flirtatious with its appearance and reality. Artworks will explore ideas of being out of the loop, lying, pseudoscience, factoids and conspiracy theories.

All art works will be considered but there is an emphasis on alternatives such as, projections, slide shows, interventions and installations. Please note artists may need to provide their own equipment.


Please note that the submission process is free but if artists are selected they are required to pay a £10 administration fee.

To apply please send up to 6 jpeg images and an approximately 100 word statement about how the work links to the theme to

Diana Ali (Curator of ‘Mis-Information’)