#Untitled10 2019 Open Call
#Untitled10 2019 Open Call

#Untitled10 2019 Open Call

The Bowes Centre, is looking for contemporary crafters from across the North of England to take part in a new exhibition.


Based in The Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle, the Centre complements the existing collections by collaborating with modern artists whose works are inspired by the Museum, its treasures, the surrounding gardens and grounds.


Following on from the successful #Untitled10 2018 exhibition, which showcased the progressive work of 10 artists around the Museum, the Centre is holding another Open Call with an information day on 26 March.


Matthew Read, the Director of The Bowes Centre, said: “We’re keen to build on the exciting achievements of #Untitled10 2018 and this time the focus will be on contemporary crafters, whether that be those starting out or developing their practice, the material making, tools, and processes they use and how these will relate to the reimagining of our collections.”


The online application in curatorspace.com will be open until 29 March, where crafters can place an expression of interest before being asked for a full submission.


There is an exhibition planned for November, with payments of £1000 on selection and a further £1000 on completion for the outstanding candidates.


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 all featured in the first #Untitled10 2018 collection.

Visitors to the Museum will be able to enjoy Kit Haigh’s sound installation in the Music room until 10 June.

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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.