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 – 31 October 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
October – 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
November – February 2017Salt by Martin Hylton at Lion Salt Works, Cheshire
1 December 2017– March 2018 The Sound of Time by Owl Project at Prescot Museum, Knowsley
31 January - 11 April 2018 Strata: structures, transformation and solidarity by Cartwright & 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.