#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 is looking forward to welcoming you on the 17 May

Staff have been busy behind the Museum’s closed doors getting everything ready to welcome visitors back safely.

Café Bowes has undergone a refurbishment and has a new menu waiting to be sampled, the Museum has been deep cleaned, new signage is in place reminding you to adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisation stations have been refilled, the shop has been restocked and staff are being trained ready to greet you back in a safe and timely manner.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions is now hanging in the main exhibition gallery ready to wow visitors through to January 2022 and, due to social distancing measures, entry to the display will be by a separate timed exhibition entrance ticket that needs to be booked, at no extra cost, before visiting. Song has also been reinstated in the Music Room so people can enjoy the sound of the instruments. A varied programme of activity is being planned throughout May and June which we hope you will participate in.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed slots and tickets will have to be pre-booked online here or by calling 01833 690606. The Museum will be open from 10.00 to 5.00 daily. Masks will need to be worn throughout the Museum, shop and café, except when eating or where exemptions apply.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!