Exhibition opportunity – posted 23 June 2013
Hexham Spaces are pleased to announce this opportunity for artists to propose work for a contemporary art exhibition, flesh, where responses are made to particular characterful individuals from Hexham’s past. Selected works will be shown in various venues accessed by us in Hexham in the autumn 2013. The exhibition will coincide with a programme of heritage-led events called ‘All Our Stories: The People Who Made Hexham, 1688-1838’.
An introductory meeting has been arranged for Thursday 4 July, 6.30-8pm in the Old Gaol, Hexham. This will provide an opportunity to find out about some of the historical individuals and their trades that have helped to shape Hexham, and the spaces we have access to. It would be beneficial for you to attend this session, however non-attendance will not exclude you from submitting a proposal.
How to apply
Please email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Wednesday 31 July:
- Artist name
- Title of work(s), medium, dimensions
- Installation requirements (see below)
- Supplementary equipment needed
- Artist statement (max 150 words)
- Biography (max 150 words)
- Attach at least three jpegs of the work(s) or indicative drawings
- Proposals received after the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 31 July will not be considered. We will inform the successful artists by email as soon as possible after this date. More detailed information will then be provided.
- Depending on the nature and volume of works submitted, and also the spaces we have access to at the time, there will be a selection process in order to curate a coherent exhibition.
- All mediums are invited. Proposals for new works in draft form are welcome.
- Artists will be responsible for installing the artwork, while being overseen by our curator. Please note that there may be restrictions in some of the spaces we have temporary access to, in respect of weight supported or fixings. Please make it clear on your proposal how your work is to be supported, and include additional details if relevant.
- Publicity will be produced by Hexham Spaces nearer the time of the exhibition to coincide with that produced by the Woodhorn Trust.
- Please keep checking Hexham Spaces on Facebook and www.hexhamspaces.org.uk for further information.
For the 6.30pm meeting on 4 July, the Old Gaol is off the Market Place in Hexham town centre, and trains run from Newcastle around every half hour. The town centre is a ten-minute walk from the railway station.
Heritage Project - Outline ‘All Our Stories: The People Who Made Hexham, 1688-1838’
The heritage project is being organised jointly by Woodhorn Trust and the Arts and Heritage section of the Hexham Town Plan team. They are exploring the history of Hexham through the lives of particular individuals and researching them through:
· Woodhorn Archives;
· Collections at regional sites, e.g. Killhope, Wallington Hall, Cherryburn, The Great North Museum, Beamish;
· The streets, buildings and open spaces of Hexham;
· Gravestones, memorials;
· The personal objects they have left behind.
They will then use this information to:
· Run creative writing, music, art, and poetry workshops;
· Hold special events, talks, performances and displays, e.g. Heritage Open Days 2013, Hexham Christmas Market;
· Publish the results in an e-book.
Heritage Project - Programme of Events
July – Visit local libraries and archives to identify individuals and build up information about them; join in a walk round Hexham with a member of the Hexham Guild of Guides, particularly looking at the 18th Century buildings and spaces; visit some of the sites around the region with information about the 18th Century; view the collections and buildings, take photos and build up more information for the project;
September and October – Take part in one or more of a series of art and craft workshops to interpret some of the information we have; prepare materials to present at a series of events over the Autumn and Winter;
Heritage Open Days – Hear a talk about Hexham cooks and their place in North East cookery in the 18th century; hear and enjoy some of the presentations based on the group’s research;
Hexham Christmas Market – Enjoy music, poetry and creative writing presentations; see a display about Hexham people; find out about the e-book containing the fruits of all the work of the group.
To find out more about the heritage project (only) please contact the Woodhorn Trust, at email@example.com.