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“And indeed there will be time, for the yellow smoke that slides along the street, rubbing its back upon the window panes; there will be time, there will be time. To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; there will be time to murder and create; and time for all the works and days of hands, that lift and drop a question on your plate; time for you and time for me, and time yet for a hundred indecisions, and for a hundred visions and revisions, before the taking of a toast and tea.” 

- TS Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1965) [1]

Change is the only constant. In Buddhism, there is an emphasis on recognising the impermanence of all things. This concept holds that "all conditioned existences, without exception, are transient, evanescent, and inconstant. All temporal things, whether material or mental, are compounded objects in a constant state of change, subject to decline and destruction."[2]  The Japanese term "物哀" (mono no aware), which translates to the pathos of things, reflects a subdued and enduring sorrow faced with impermanence. [3] Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), a modern master of printmaking, is one of the representatives of the aesthetics of "mono no aware". Meanwhile, the "I Ching" (Book of Changes), as one of humanity's earliest efforts to position itself within the cosmos, employs sixty-four hexagrams as a system model for change. It advocates for a mindset of positive adaptation, seeking to understand and grasp the nature of change.

The process of art creation is the materialisation of momentary thoughts and experiences, where ideas are carried by canvas or other mediums, essentially constituting a confrontation with time. The exhibition "About Time" invites artists to share their experiences with time, change, and eternity.


2 - 6 May 2024


3 Loughborough St

London SE11 5RB


  • No age or background restrictions; artists at any career stage are welcome to submit;

  • All mediums are welcomed;

  • Submission of 1-3 artwork images;

  • Size limit: 150 cm;

  • Artwork title, size, medium, year, and a description of the work;

  • Artwork pricing (or NFS);

  • Artist statement and Artist CV;

  • Artist’s website, Instagram, or other social media links (if available).


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Curators' Choice Award

  • Sponsored solo or duo exhibition (October 2024);

  • Artist Page - Official Listing;

  • Featured article or interview;

  • Invitation by SWANFALL GALLERY to showcase at in the Beijing Contemporary Art Fair (May 2024)

Audience Choice Award

  • Sponsorship of a group exhibition (planned exhibition period: October 2024);

  • Featured article or interview

For All Participating Artists

  • Exhibition certificate;

  • Documentation of the exhibition


  • All artworks must be the original creations of the artist;

  • If selected, artists must deliver their works to the designated address within the time frame specified in the confirmation email;

  • The responsibility for the transportation and insurance of the artwork during the exhibition period lies with the artist.;

  • All artworks must arrive at the designated address ready for installation; all paper based artwork must be framed;

  • Artists from outside the UK may need to register for Value Added Tax (VAT); please consult HM Revenue and Customs:


  • There is no submission fee for artists to apply. Instead of charging all artists a submission fee and having them bear the disappointment of not being selected, we prefer to ask selected artists to pay an exhibition fee for the confirmed exhibition opportunity.

Upon selection: £150

  • Artwork Sales Commission: 30%



2 - 6 May 2024, Application Deadline 21 April

3 Loughborough St, London SE11 5RB

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