Quay Arts is teaming up with IW Steam Railway to celebrate the attraction's 50th anniversary since relocation from Newport to Havenstreet,

The new Off the Rails exhibition will showcase artefacts, signs and memorabilia as well as related objects and artworks from the IW Heritage Service Collection.

Now organisers are looking for contemporary artwork from artists, responding to ideas around notions of preservation, displacement and memory, and some wider themes on travel, engineering and movement.

Win win win!

One artist will be selected from the exhibition to hold a future solo show in Quay Arts’ Clayden Gallery within 12 months of the Off the Rails finish date, gaining one-to-one support from the Arts Team in developing their exhibition.

In addition, IW Steam Railway is offering a year’s free membership to the Havenstreet based attraction.

How to apply

Send no more than one page of information along with images/film /audio clips of the work you would like to exhibit.

Where possible, please list medium, title, dimensions and price if for sale. You can submit up to three pieces of work.

Email your proposal to g.newman@quayarts.org by midnight on November 29.

Notification on whether or not your application has been accepted will be given by December 2.