Calling all Turkish artists based in the United Kingdom: Yunus Emre Institute in London are excited to announce that the 4th Turkish Community Art Exhibition is open for art submissions! Housing the original works from artist of all abilities and in all mediums, this annual exhibition organised by Yunus Emre Institute in London and the Turkish Consulate General in London aims to promote the unity and creativity among members of and around the Turkish community.Following the Covid-19 lockdown in 2021, the exhibition was carried to the online space last year. The exhibition, more accessible than ever before, received thousands of views and garnered interest on international platforms. Choosing from a great selection of over 140 artworks from over 70 artists, the final exhibition was comprised of 88 art pieces from 51 artists. Within the exhibition, each artist was given an online space to display their artwork and delve into the work they had submitted and their background as a creator.
The Exhibition was launched with an opening ceremony which was attended by the successful artists and important figures that included the Ambassador of Turkey to the UK, H. E. Mr Umit Yalcin; President of Yunus Emre Institute, Prof Dr. Seref Ates; the Turkish Republic Consul General, Mr Bekir Utku Atahan; Director of Yunus Emre Institute in London, Dr Mehmet Karakus; as well as the artist juries Zeynep Iqbal, Nilay Islek and Cevdet Akman.
Featuring a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums, this exhibition was founded to encourage emerging and established artists of the UK-based Turkish community to form supportive networks between them as well as connect Turkish artists to art-seekers.
Alongside the works of talented artists, the past 3 exhibitions have clearly displayed the Turkish artistic community’s unwavering appreciation for art and culture and its abundant potential in both artistic talent and being the strongest pillar in the excellent bilateral relations between Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Tailing on the back of this success, this year’s exhibition will continue to come alive on the online space and reach people across the world. From traditional Turkish art to photography, from digital art to short film and performances, the Turkish Community Art Exhibition again welcomes all forms of creative works for those in and adjacent to the Turkish community in the UK!
The artworks displayed will be selected by a jury made up of important names, including, the Turkish Republic’s Consul General for London, Bekir Utku Atahan and Dr Mehmet Karakuş as well as 5 UK-based Turkish artists.
The deadline for submitting artworks is 31st January 2022.
The exhibition will be available to visit online between 21st February and 21st March 2022.
A maximum of three works can be submitted per person. Each work should be submitted alongside the application form found on the Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London website, yeelondon.org.uk. To submit works and for further information, please visit the Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London website, https://yeelondon.org.uk/ , or feel free to email us via [email protected]
Yunus Emre Enstitüsü - London
Yunus Emre Institute (Turkish: Yunus Emre Enstitüsü) is the Republic of Turkey’s cultural institute. Established in 2007, the organisation has over 60 branches worldwide. Through cultural diplomacy, the Institute aims to increase awareness of Turkish culture, support the learning of the Turkish language and to stimulate greater exchange in the fields of arts, culture, science, education. Since opening its doors in London in 2010, Yunus Emre Institute has become an improving the bonds of friendship between Turkey and the United Kingdom.