Sewerby Hall and Gardens is embracing contemporary artwork

Tue, 12 Nov 2019

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council Museums Service, working with the Humber Museums Partnership which is funded by the Arts Council, is proud to be unveiling a contemporary artistic commission for interested artists to express an interest and submit their proposals.

An artistic fee of £8,000 is on offer for the successful applicant to bring a taste of contemporary art to the iconic setting of Sewerby Hall and Gardens in summer 2020. The artwork needs to respond to a specific brief, embracing the heritage and location alongside presenting a challenging and intriguing appeal.

Janice Smith, curator at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: “This is an exciting project and we are looking to augment Sewerby Hall and Gardens with new contemporary art. We can’t wait to see the ideas submitted and look forward to selecting the artwork to be displayed next year.”

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is a truly beautiful venue to create a site-specific piece of contemporary art, and it is hoped that the commission will attract artists from across the region and beyond to submit their ideas with the open call running until Friday, 31 January 2020.

Nial Adams, museums and archives manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The East Riding Museum Service's mission is to ‘Engage people with the heritage and the East Riding and the world of art'. We interpret the term ‘world of art’ as broadly as we can and to that end we are looking to engage the people of the East Riding with challenging and thought-provoking contemporary art which extends their thinking about the power and scope of art.”

The closing date for applications is Friday, 31 January 2020. Please visit eastridingmuseums.co.uk/sewerbyartcommission to download an application form or email Lauren at Lauren@mudstresscoffee.com

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