CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Exhibit: HOME MADE
Johnson Geo Centre Brick and Blocks Exhibit Call for Submissions
The Johnson Geo Centre will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2022, and we have an exciting year planned!
Opened in 2002, our mission is simple – to ignite curiosity, inspire discovery, and celebrate science. Our role is not only to teach science, but also to change the way that people feel about and engage with it in order to build their social, cultural, and science capital. Through play, we bring people together to create with science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) to cultivate a culture of curiosity, risk-taking, and problem solving.
Collaborating with NewfoundLUG, and the local company Bricks and Minifigs, the Geo Centre will challenge LEGO® lovers of all ages to create a LEGO® brick and block representation of what they love about their home, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Theme: Newfoundland and Labrador is a place of many wonders. A special place we all call home, rich with culture and heritage. Tell us your story of ‘home’, one brick at a time.
Who is Eligible: The call for submissions is open to all LEGO® lovers, big and small. Submissions from both teams and individuals are welcome. At least 20% of the exhibit space will be reserved for entries from youth 16 and under. A maximum of 40 creations will be exhibited (see build guidelines). Successful exhibitors will receive a $50 honorarium.
Applicants are limited to one proposal, either as an individual or a team.
We strive to make our space accessible, and this includes the submission process. We encourage anyone to enter our open call. Should you require any additional information or accommodations to facilitate your submission, please email Andrea Van Nostrand at email@example.com or call 709-864-4559, no later than May 6, 2022.
Selection Criteria: Up to 40 LEGO® Brick Submissions will be selected by a jury based on:
- The creative response to the 2022 theme;
- Connection to Newfoundland and Labrador;
- The originality and clarity of approach.
Must be on a base of 32” x 32” or smaller The exhibit will consist of a minimum of twenty submissions on 16” x 16” bases, with the remainder on 32” x 32” bases. Final composition will be determined by number and type of submissions
- Builds must be robust enough so they can be picked up and moved as necessary
- LEGO® products only, but build must be original work of the artist (no sets)
- All submissions must remain on display for the duration of the show
Your build should be delivered to the Johnson Geo Centre by June 30, 2022. For those outside the metro St. John’s area who need assistance with delivery, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709-864-4559.
Tinkering is what we do. It sparks curiosity and innovation. As part of the development of the Geo Centre’s makerspace activities, we will be hosting build days every Sunday for LEGO® lovers. Build Days will be a complementary activity to the exhibit, and we hope the exhibit will inspire seasoned and new builders to explore new ways of creating LEGO® Brick-scapes. Build days will start in May and be open to everyone, including those building Home Made submissions who would like to build together, trade secrets, and connect. The LEGO® bricks for build days will be the property of the Geo Centre. All other submissions will be returned to builders after the exhibit.
How to Apply
Submission deadline is: May 18, 2022
Submissions should include:
- Name of applicant/team and contact information
- Short bio (150 words or less)
- 2-5 images in jpg format of a visual representation of intent: can be of actual creation, a sketch, or drawing.
- Short statement of intent, connecting your proposed project to the theme of the exhibit.
Anyone who needs assistance is encouraged to contact at 864-4559 at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline. Submission are accepted:
In person at Johnson Geo Centre’s admissions desk or via email at email@example.com
Call for Builders Issued April 29, 2022
Submissions Deadline: May 18, 2022
Builder Space Awarded: May 25, 2022
Build Days: Every Sunday afternoon starting May 29th
Installation: June 27 – June 30
Exhibit Opening: July 1
Exhibit Close: September 5
We respectfully acknowledge the territory in which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and the island of Newfoundland/Ktaqmkuk as the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would also like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador. We strive for respectful relationships with all the peoples of this province as we search for collective healing and true reconciliation and honour this beautiful land together.