Calling all artists!
Higher Pitch is calling for submissions of work from the advertising community for its ART SELLS exhibition that will take place in London later this year.
The premise of the exhibition is to showcase the true creativity that those working in the international advertising industry are capable of, when given free reign and full creative license. It is about championing artistic talent within advertising and encouraging the industry to put this at the heart of all future campaigns.
Co-founder of Higher Pitch, Suzie Quill says: “We wanted to answer the call for creative freedom in the industry and to challenge people’s view of creativity in advertising. We want to show everyone what we, as an industry, can achieve creatively without briefs and free from outside influence.”
Co-founder of Higher Pitch, Mel Fong-Brown says: “Our belief is that art sells – it has done for centuries. By putting artist talent at the heart of advertising we believe we can produce truly inspiring and successful creative work. The talent is already there in our industry; we just need to encourage people to embrace it. And that’s what we hope to achieve with this exhibition.”
Mel and Suzie have called on the talent of iconic illustrator and designer Anthony Burrill to design their invitation, who, as an artist working in advertising, personifiesthe Higher Pitch mission.
Details of how to submit to Higher Pitch’s ART SELLS:
Submissions can be any medium – painting, sculpture, film, sound, photography, installations or writing. Simply send your name, occupation and a brief description or image of the work for submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19th August 2011. The final selection will be announced on 29th August. The exhibition will take place on the 15th September 2011 in a central London location that will be announced shortly.
About Higher Pitch
The first Higher Pitch exhibition took place in 2010 and was set up in response to a need for a true creative and artistic outlet within the advertising industry. Last year we answered a call for creative freedom. Many of our colleagues felt they were suffering from being weighed down by limiting briefs, budgets and the fear of redundancy. They were not able to artistically express themselves in one of the most creative industries in the world. So we decided to hold an exhibition that invited them to show their personal artwork. We wanted and continue to strive to show the true creative talents that sometimes can lie latent in the current advertising industry.
Higher Pitch is organised by Suzie Quill, Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi and Mel Fong Brown, Head of Sales for Rokkit, a commercial production company
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