1st June 2017
Arts&Heritage is delighted to announce the launch of the next Meeting Point 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 Point, 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 Point 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.