Initial negotiations this year with the National Trust at Greys Court have indicated that they are willing and able to host our exhibition again there in 2021!
Dates are likely to be as follows:
exhibition running from Saturday 12th June to Sunday 18th July inclusive
setup Thursday 10th June
a Private View is being considered for Friday 11th June, but this may be abandoned if it is considered too difficult at the time
takedown Monday 19th July
Submission timescales and deadlines have yet to be determined - the Group's Greys Court exhibition management committee are likely to have their first full meeting during February, and confirmed timetables and dates will be announced after that.
Obviously, all of this is dependent on the successfull execution of Covid-19 vaccinations programs, and the government guidelines & rules in place at the time. Announcements will be made if anything changes in this regard which is likely to significantly affect the planning, execution & operation of the exhibition.
Even with the best outcome, It is likely that some Covid-related restrictions are still in place at the time of the exhibition, and the Group and the National Trust are actively taking these into consideration. This may result in a number of detailed changes to how the exhibition might be set up and operated, but it is believed a practical and successfull exhibition is still viable under these conditions.
The submission process this year will be online, using the system successfully employed for the Group's exhibition at Spetchley in 2020.
Thanks are due to Dawn Harris for conducting the initial negotiations with the National Trust.
Further information will be issued as soon as it becomes available.