Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Artists in the Atrium

Wakefield One Atrium Case Commission
We have recently been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England for a project to commission an artist or cultural organisation to create an installation using Wakefield Council’s museum objects in an innovative and exciting way - a special showcase in the Lower Atrium of Wakefield One. 
We are looking for an artist to use our collections as inspiration to create a beautifully engaging display. Combining artistic practice, be it sculpture, multimedia or painting, with museum objects to wow, thrill and surprise our visitors. Take this opportunity to amaze us with ideas that allow people to engage with museum collections in a different way. As long as the objects are safeguarded we will consider anything…
The prominent atrium case (currently contains a printing press)
We have pre-selected two areas of our collections to choose from to act as the centre point and inspiration for the installation. They are either:
·         Architectural stonework - The museum collections include numerous examples of feature stonework from now demolished buildings across the district.
·         Painted bath - A late Victorian painted and stencilled metal bath
Project budget: up to £4000
An example of the architectural stonework available
Painted bath - the inside is painted to look like marble!
Project timetable:  Closing date for proposals 1 July 2013. Display to open in October 2013.
For full details of the commission and how to apply please e-mail 

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