Visions in the Nunnery 2022: Call for moving image, digital and performance work – Nunnery Gallery

Visions in the Nunnery is the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned showcase of moving image, digital and performance art. The biennial open call is an opportunity to be part of one of the most varied and exciting presentations of moving image in London.

Each year we invite lead artists, celebrated for their innovation in the digital field, to head and inspire the exhibition programmes. This year Patrick Goddard and Emily Speed will be leading Visions 2022. Each will be exhibiting work as part of the show, and their thematic ideas will guide the selection process and set the tone for the wider exhibition.

Open Call Details

  • WHO | Moving image, digital and performance artists
  • WHAT | We are looking for moving image, audio, film sculpture and performance works, preferably recent. There is no theme, but the tone of the programmes is set by this year’s lead artists, Patrick Goddard and Emily Speed. Selection will be based on innovative uses of your chosen medium. No more than three entries per artist.
  • WHERE | The Nunnery Gallery, London
  • WHEN | 7 October – 18 December 2022


Moving Image | We are looking for single screen works of up to 10 minutes in duration. We do have limited space for small film installation / monitor based work, or longer single-screen pieces. If you are submitting an installation, please provide additional information describing the work, including presentation equipment, dimensions, space requirements etc. Please be aware that we cannot always provide specific equipment for installation-based works. We also accept silent film works and audio-only work.


We are looking for live works up to 15 minutes in duration for the Visions 2022 performance events. Please describe the work’s mechanics, including equipment, dimensions, props, space requirements, number of performers etc. If possible, a taster clip via video-link is always useful.


Please complete the submission form. Submissions are charged at £10 per entry. You can submit up to three works of the same or different media.


Sunday 26 June 2022, midnight

About Visions

Visions in the Nunnery is Bow Arts’ renowned biennial showcase of moving image, digital and performance art, selected from an international open call.

Visions offers an informed overview of the provocative and quick-changing mediums of moving image and performance, presenting works from across the world. Each year we run 2-3 programmes and invite lead artists, renowned for their innovation in the digital field, to head up and inspire each one. The thematic ideas of the lead artists guide the selection process and set the tone for the wider exhibition.

Established in 1999, Visions has exhibited artists including Oreet Ashery, Tacita Dean, Ori Gersht, Dryden Goodwin, Susan Hiller, Mikhail Karikis, Tina Keane, Lawrence Lek, Uriel Orlow, Hetain Patel, Heather Phillipson and Nye Thompson, many at the very early stages of their careers.

Visions in the Nunnery is curated by artist and selector Tessa Garland with Sophie Hill, Director of Arts and Events at Bow Arts.


Submissions are charged at £10 per entry

Thursday, March 31, 2022 to Sunday, June 26, 2022

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Nunnery Gallery is a free public gallery with a local focus, championing the work of emerging artists and uncovering local history and heritage. Situated in a unique building on the ground floor of a former nineteenth-century convent, complete with gothic arches and the original tiled floor, the Nunnery Gallery is surrounded by over 100 of Bow Arts‘ artist studios.