OPEN CALL – Short Films & material for projections for DOWNTOWN – SYNESTHESIA II at Notting Hill Arts Club

WhittyGordon Projects (artists Fiona Whitty, Jenny Gordon) and Kate Ross (curator – Notting Hill Arts Club)  are inviting submissions of short (under 5 minute) films on the theme of DOWNTOWN.

DOWNTOWN is inspired by the vibrant and bustling urban area of Kingston, Jamaica, where WhittyGordon have been initiating projects for the past three years.

We are looking for films by artist/filmmakers to respond to the theme of DOWNTOWN, which can cover all aspects of inner city life and urban subject matter. We are also looking for images (of artworks, stills from films or specially designed work – not moving images) that will work well as projections for the night at Notting Hill Arts Club to enhance the DOWNTOWN atmosphere.

The films along with other artworks, curated by Kate Ross (Curatorial Curiosities), will be shown at Notting Hill Arts Club on August 8th 2013 as part of a show reel at 8pm. DOWNTOWN is the theme for SYNESTHESIA II – the second in a new visual arts, sound and moving image series for Notting Hill Arts Club curated by Kate Ross. Wall based art works and the films will be accompanied by music from DJs and bands inspired by Jamaican, African urban sounds.

Information on the SYNESTHESIA series can be seen at

For more information on Fiona Whitty and Jenny Gordon who are WhittyGordon Projects, see

Please email with your submission by Monday 15th July

The Curator Kate Ross (Curatorial Curiosities) is an independent curator who has worked extensively in art galleries, museums and higher education. Curating contemporary art, design, sound art exhibitions working with a particular interest in non-gallery spaces, she is currently curator at Notting Hill Arts Club and also works at CHELSEA space gallery. Kate is also a keen arts blogger and writes exhibition reviews.

The final decision is that of the artists and curator. We regret that we will not be able to show all films as we have a limited time frame to screen the show reel. We look forward to hearing from you – Fiona, Jenny and Kate.