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Falling Walls : Mail Art Exhibition

  • SVA, 4 John Street Stroud United Kingdom (map)


'Falling Walls'/Berliner Zeitgeist Mail art exhibition - This year is the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the UK is exiting the EU. We are planning to create an exhibition of mail art that responds to the theme of 'Falling Walls'. The theme is inspired by the historical event of the Fall of the Berlin Wall but artists are invited to respond freely to the concept of 'Falling Walls'.

'Falling Walls' is a international mail art exhibition hosted by SVA as part of the project 'Berliner Zeitgeist'. 'Berliner Zeitgeist' is an extensive autumn program with films, talks and artist lead events responding to the theme of the historical event of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and how it had so many effects on a personal and international level. It is a creative response, to form positive connections with historical and political events in a time of Brexit and critical transition.

All Berliner Zeitgeist events are on the Atelier website:

During the exhibition we will host a Soup Versammlung in the gallery where we will facilitate a discussion around one of the themes of the project. 

The exhibition will take place in John Street gallery at SVA. The exhibition will then move to the Nau gallery in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire where they will also a Soup Versammlung.

Open to all artists

Enter your art, postcard sized original piece – 4″x6″ on any flat surface (some depth acceptable, for example ceramic, collograph, carving, fabric, postcard, text etc.)

All mediums, all ages, all levels welcome.

  • Create an original piece of art work, postcard size.

  • Send us details and upload images before you post the artwork.

  • We also welcome anonymous submissions.

  • Submit 1-2 works as a response to the theme of 'Falling Walls'.

  • 2D Size 10 x 15 cm (no frame)

  • Send it by post to SVA

  • Deadline for receiving artwork is 28th October

  • Exhibition: 1 - 16 November 2019

  • Your work will not be returned so please either send a copy or keep a copy before you send it

  • Your work might be used digitally and will become part of a travelling exhibition

  • A selection of images will be shared on social media platforms

  • Work will be hung with small clips secured to wall

Please fill in this simple
submission form and upload your images before sending your postcards.

The Berliner Zeitgeist is a project curated by SVA, Uta Baldauf and Atelier.


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Later Event: November 7
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