10 artists have been selected to work in partnership with museums in the North of England, each creating a new piece of work in response to the museums and their collections.
The Meeting Point2 commissions will take place between August 2017 – March 2018:
2 August – 5 November 2017, Luminary by Serena Partridge at Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Lancashire
22 August – 8 December 2017, This Liberty by Matt Stokes in collaboration with Richard Dawson at Hexham Old Gaol, Northumberland
23 August – 29 August 2017, Time in the Ice House by David Appleyard at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Cheshire
30 September – 13 October 2017, Sew Near – Sew Far by Lynn Setterington at Brontë Parsonage Museum, West Yorkshire
3 October – 12 November 2017, Refuge: Ropner’s Ghost Ship by Stephen Dixon and Alison Welsh at Preston Park Museum, Stockton on Tees
16 October – 8 December, Gestured by Brass Art at Chetham’s Library, Manchester
19 October 2017, Thomas Bell Ale by Magnus Quaife at Portland Basin Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne
1 December 2017 – March 2018, Salt by Martin Hylton at Lion Salt Works, Cheshire
2 December 2017– 28 February 2018, The Sound of Time by Owl Project at Prescot Museum, Knowsley
31 January – 11 April 2018, Strata: structures, transformation and solidarity by Jacob Cartwright & Nick Jordan at Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre
For more information on museum opening times please visit the each museum’s website.
The programme builds on a successful pilot, which took place in 2016 and saw artists working with museums across the North East and Yorkshire. Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund.