#Untitled10 An Exhibition of Ideas Opening at The Bowes Museum
#Untitled10 An Exhibition of Ideas Opening at The Bowes Museum

#Untitled10 An Exhibition of Ideas Opening at The Bowes Museum

#Untitled10 9 November 2018 – 11 January 2019

An exciting exhibition featuring The Bowes Museum as seen through the eyes of ten North of England artists is opening at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle on 9 November 2018.

#Untitled10 was commissioned by the Bowes Centre in Spring this year, in collaboration with The Bowes Museum and Durham Creatives.

It features the work of artists, designers and makers who have spent time in and around The Bowes Museum, its grounds and collections.

Their deliberately unfinished works will be unveiled as visitors explore the Museum nestled among the collections that have inspired them. 

Each display will show the different processes the creators have used from the moment of inspiration through their ups and downs to how their piece of art is now.

Matthew Read, Director of The Bowes Centre, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to find out about the items and how they were made. It is really rare to get an actual insight into the processes involved in creating something and then to see how introducing these works changes the spaces within The Bowes Museum.”

Matthew will be giving guided tours of the installation and the artists and makers will also be available to talk about their individual exhibits.  More information on dates and times will be available on our website www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Works by artists Bridget Kennedy, Stuart Langley, Rachel Emily Taylor, Lisa Smith, furniture designer-maker Nick James, Jeweller Hannah Peters, Photographer Richard Glynn, Designer-maker Ann Gill, Contemporary dance artist Eliot Smith and Musician Kit Haigh will feature in the #Untitled10 collection.

The Bowes Museum is open daily from 10am. Details of exhibitions and events can be found on the website at www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

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The Bowes Museum grounds are open!


Due to the government announcement on Thursday 17 December, that County Durham is to remain in COVID tier 3 restrictions, The Bowes Museum unfortunately will remain closed to all visitors. However, the grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 - 4.00 daily, and we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, two spring trails and outdoor guided tours are available from 29 March 2021.

As we have already been shut for a number of weeks and there is much uncertainty around possible further restrictions, we have decided to use this period to undertake some work in Café Bowes, alongside performing some much-needed structural repairs to the building, notably to the windows. January and February are usually quieter times for the Museum, often due to severe weather, so we believe that this is the best time to carry out such works with the least amount of disruption to our visitors.

We have therefore decided to remain closed for a period of four weeks following any near-future tier 2 announcement from the government, as this will allow us time to deep clean the Museum prior to reopening our doors once again. We will, of course, keep you updated as the guidelines change.

Your ongoing support during these unprecedented times is hugely appreciated and we very much look forward to welcoming you back into the building as early as possible in 2021.

We hope to be able to offer a few COVID-safe outdoor events over the coming months, about which we shall make further announcements as soon as possible.