A&H Launches Meeting Point2
Arts&Heritage is delighted to announce the launch of the Meeting Point2 commissions. 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 artists, who have been commissioned through Meeting Point2, have created projects inspired by a range of venues including a restored historic open-pan salt making site to an excavated monastic site dating back to the 12th century.
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 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.
More details are available at www.artsandheritage.org.uk.
Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund.
Arts&Heritage awarded £940,000 from Arts Council England
Arts Council England has awarded Northumberland-based Arts&Heritage £940,000 over the period of 2018-22, enabling the organisation to continue its work with museums, heritage organisations and contemporary artists.
Arts&Heritage specialises in working with the museum and heritage sector to commission artists from all disciplines to create new contemporary work revealing new narratives about historic sites and their collections.
Director Timandra Nichols said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Arts Council England will be supporting our work until 2022.
“Over the years we’ve worked with a huge range of museums and heritage venues, big and small, working together to commission outstanding art – from a crystal horse made by designer Stella McCartney which appeared at Belsay Hall, to the ‘Gallery of Wonder’ which toured around the region, allowing people to enjoy a spectacle of extraordinary visual magic in agricultural shows and village fairs.”
The funding has been awarded under the Arts Council England’s Sector Support Organisations (SSO) programme, a category within its National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding which awards funding to organisations which play a vital role in supporting the cultural sector.
Organisations which are awarded SSO funding offer access to expertise and innovation for the cultural sector, driving progress and change.
“We are extremely pleased that Arts Council England has invested in the work that we do and we are looking forward to rolling out our Meeting Point programme nationally.
“Our commitment to developing new commissioning opportunities for artists within unusual contexts and places remains paramount, as does working with the museum sector whose enthusiasm for their collections and stories is evident and inspiring”
Arts&Heritage is currently working with 10 artists and venues in the North East, North West and Yorkshire to commission new artworks in response to the museums and their collections.
The first of the 10 commissions, Luminary, by textile artist Serena Partridge, will go on show at Gawthorpe Textiles Collection in Lancashire from 2 August 2017.