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Goldsmiths' Official Student Magazine

Exhibition Open Call: You don’t deserve to be an artist

April 9, 2019
"Tough shit. You don't deserve to be an artist. You're doing another course, end of story." - In response to this quote from Tracey Emin in a 2016 Smiths issue, Taylor McGraa and Galina Skvortsov are curating an exhibition which aims to showcase non-art-studying-artists' work. Open call now open...

In 2016, Olivia Spring sat down with Tracey Emin for an interview published by Smiths. Emin went on to say in the interview that if you aren’t in the art department then ‘you don’t deserve to be an artist’. Taylor McGraa and Galina Skvortsov are calling for submissions from students across all departments to disprove this statement.

The application for the exhibition can be found here and will be closing April 15th.

Works may be in any medium, from paintings and drawings to film, music, sculpture or even writing. Submissions from students of any background are encouraged, especially those who have never shown their work before. There is a hardship fund for artists who need extra materials in order to exhibit.

Make sure you check out the final exhibition on May 11th and 12th at 310 New Cross Road.

Images, Galina Skvortsov