Crazycrone (crazycrone) wrote,

'Ninth Art ' Show

Sasa drew my attention to this. I guess it's too late for submissions, but sounds quite interesting, if you're in the area.


Artist Ant Mercer (Widdershins, ENGINE COMICS) is curating an exhibition of
cutting edge UK independent comic art in one of England's mainstream
galleries, situated in the stately Williamson Park in Lancaster.

Built in 1906, the Ashton Memorial Gallery, set in the commanding poisition
overlooking the Lancaster City Centre, is usually home to delicate
naturalistic watercolours and figuritive pieces, will from Saturday October
30th to Saturday November 26th host THE NINTH ART exhibition.

The aim is to highlight the growing homegrown talent in a medium often
ignored and underestimated by the mainstream.

"I`m looking for submissions at the moment" says Ant Mercer. "any comic
pages, sketches or portfolio pieces that artists or publishers like to
exhibit, please get in touch".

Visitors will also be able to sample the graphic novels available and
purchase some of the titles featured.

The exhibition forms part of the year long Comics Nation event, where
publishers, writers and artists from all over the country are organising
workshops, shows, signings and panels within the local community to promote
literacy and creativity to the public.

For further information on the NINTH ART event, please contact and

For a virtual tour of the parkand its features, go to

For further information on the Comics Nation Events and the publishers
involved, please go to



The gallery has general insurance covering exhibiting works.

As the Gallery is a local community gallery, there are limited funds, and
the Gallery regrets they are unable to pay for collection or postage of
artworks. Special recorded delivery is recommended. In some cases
collections can be made by the curator, Ant Mercer, by personal arrangement
with the artists involved in the North West area. For artists outside the
North West involved in AUK or ENGINE COMICS, Editor Barry Renshaw will cover
the special delivery costs of the artwork to and from the Gallery, again by
personal arrangement with the artists.

The Gallery does not frame the works and is the artists responsibility to
frame their work ready for exhibiting.

The selling of select related titles to the art displayed will be made on a
sale or return basis with the Williamson Park shop with a 17% commission, by
arrangement with the Curator Ant Mercer.

Leaflets and posters will be produced by the Gallery for the local area, the
University and other education centres. Downloadable materials promoting the
exhibition as part of the Comics Nation event will be posted to the site and sent to news sites.

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