The Art Take-Away - Call for Submissions

This call is for 15 artists to contribute an artwork in any medium that fits into a tin foil take-away container (dimensions 18cm x 10cm x 4.5cm).

The Art Take-Away is an evening event taking place in Tsangs Kitchen, a Take Away in Oxford. The event is curated by ArtWash, in collaboration with the Oxford Playhouse Theatre, as part of the Oxford Playhouse Playing Out Season.

ArtWash will photograph the work and compile a Chinese style menu that will be on display in the take-out as well as on-line at the ArtWash web-site, a week prior to the event. The artist determines whether they want their work to be included on the menu as a starter, main dish or a dessert.

The work will ‘go on sale’ using the currency of ‘a pledge'. To complete the exchange the customer who wants to ‘purchase’ an artwork, will be asked to complete the requirements set out in the pledge during the evening event. The artist can set the pledge in response to their work, of the ArtWash team are happy to set a pledge if preferred. Sadly ArtWash is unable to offer a fee for the work, we will however cover p&p and offer exposure through the ArtWash website as well as publicity through the Oxford Playhouse Theatre collaboration.


We are ‘Space-Jackers’, who began by supporting work in a working Launderette in 2003. After over 60 events in this space we moved on to intervene in a variety of everyday spaces that have had a particular visual and architectural language for us, such as the ‘Chinese take-out’.

This is a one-off evening event. The MCs for the night will be the ArtWash team, we are Ann Rapstoff, Barry Reeves & Kay Sentence. The event will take place on Tue 12 Jun 2012, at Tsangs Kitchen, Oxford.

The Deadline for the finished entries is Mon 30 Apr 2012

For proposals, more information and postal details please email:
The Art Take-Away

What: The Art Take-Away - Call for Submissions
Where: Tsangs Kitchen, Oxford
When: Tue 12 Jun 2012
Further Details:
-Visit the ArtWash website
Contact: artwash[at]
Deadline: Mon 30 Apr 2012