*UPDATE* SELECTED ILLUSTRATIONS!
We tried to make 2020 a little bit brighter and this open call was a pleasure to hold! Firstly, a big well done to all those who submitted their illustrations and works on paper in response to our call to celebrate The Mill’s 30th! It was a a mighty task to choose from amongst the illustrations submitted which best represent The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre. We had a beautiful selection of submissions!
A total of 10 illustrations have been selected, illustated by Ed Dingli, Joyce Camilleri, Luke Caruana, MaltaType (Matthew Demarco), textpresso (Manuela Zammit), Noura Abdelhafidh, Steffi Venturi, Steven Scicluna, Te Fit-Tazza and Zack Ritchie! We’re so pleased to see The Mill reinterpreted through different approaches, creatively and each having unique aesthetic qualities!
This initiative is also a means to support creative practitioners and also to fundraise for our non-profit organisation. We are selling limited edition prints of each illustration forming part of The Many Faces of The Mill collection. Each illustration is printed in A4 size, on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth fine art paper, 308gsm, 100% cotton, acid and lignin free printed at Ilab Photo. All prints include a certificate of authenticity signed by the Foundation’s Director, and includes the edition number (ex. 1/30). To view the whole collection head over to our newly minted online shop. A limited edition print of 30 prints is available for each illustration.
What’s all this?
We’re celebrating The Mill’s birthday! On the 22nd of June 2020, we will be celebrating the 30 year anniversary from the day Gabriel Caruana opened The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre. Since then, The Mill has hosted numerous events and exhibitions, seen the beautiful art of many local and foreign artists and welcomed so many people inside and outside! Among other activities, we are interested to collaborate with artists who would like to celebrate with us and illustrate the many faces of The Mill. The Mill is an important aspect of the Gabriel Caruana Foundation (VO1236) and our community and we appreciate the support of artists who would like to mark this celebration with us! We also want to support our artistic community through different means and collaborations.
WHAT DO WE WANT?
We’re after your interpretation of the old lass, The Mill. Her body is nearly 300 years old but her heart is a young 30 year old. She’s always looking for artists, creatives, and a community willing to share their self expression. She keeps the legacy of Gabriel Caruana much alive, and once you get to know her she’s always on your mind. She’s quite a rebel, in her own quiet way; she’s rooted in history but always up for a challenge. If you’re inspired submit your illustration of The Mill by the 30th May 2020, in the following formats:
- Print ready format A4 (21 by 29.7 cm, 300dpi)
- Print ready format postcard size (10 by 15 cm, 300dpi).
- Web ready format (600 by 848 pixels)
This is an open call for illustrators to submit their work. We want to ensure that the illustrations are in line with our ethos, aims and image. So we will be reviewing the submissions received and we will be choosing those that best fit our vision.
Limited Edition Prints
The A4 Many Faces of The Mill collection will be in a limited edition of only 30 prints per illustration. All prints will be signed by the illustrator including print edition number (ex. 1/30). All prints will include a certificate of authenticity. Once all 30 prints in this edition size have sold out, there will be no other print available in the size A4 (21 cm by 29.7 cm).
Open edition postcards
The illustrations of The Many Faces of The Mill collection will also be printed as open edition postcards (10 by 15 cm).
The illustrations will be up for sale as A4 prints on the online store (to be launched soon). Profit from the sales of these A4 prints will be paid as royalties to the illustrators and contribute towards our fundraising initiatives. The Illustrator/s agrees to receive 50% of profit generated from the sale of the A4 prints (inclusive of applicable VAT) as royalties.
The illustrations will also be part of our postcard collection which is part of a reward system for our supporters.
The illustrations will be shared on our website and social media platforms (in a web ready format).
Printed on fine art paper, 308gsm, 100% cotton, acid and lignin free.
The illustrator agrees to license the artwork and its associated intellectual property exclusively to the Gabriel Caruana Foundation for a period of 5 years upon signing of the agreement. The Gabriel Caruana Foundation binds itself to inform the illustrator of any use of the artwork. Following the 5 year period of the license the illustrator has to refrain from creating any additional print of the artwork in the same size format as the limited edition runs associated with this project.
We envisage that the limited edition prints and postcards will be available exclusively from our outlets. However should the artist express the wish to resell from their platforms this can discussed on a case by case basis.
Submission by 30th May 2020. Extended deadline! Submit by the 10th of June! Selection process by 15th June 2020. Send in your illustrations to projects[at]gabrielcaruanafoundation[dot]org. Thank you!
Feel free to get in touch by sending us an email on projects[at]gabrielcaruanafoundation[dot]org