Meeting Point announce commissioned artists

Meeting Point initiated by Arts&Heritage was funded by the ACE Museum Resilience Fund and supported by CVAN to develop and enhance the skills of museum staff in commissioning contemporary art in ten small/medium sized museums across the North East and Yorkshire.

Staff engaged with the Meeting Point programme during 2015 through workshops, visits to artists’ studios and discussing with curators the benefits of commissioning contemporary work within museum environments. In September 2015 CVAN and Arts&Heritage brought together 40 artists and 10 museums at BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art to hear about the project and the commissioning opportunity.

The Meeting Point programme has resulted in 30 artists being paid to develop their ideas into full proposal. From proposals, 10 artists have now been commissioned to make new work for museums in 2016.

The commissioned artists are:


Anne Vibeke Mou                   Shandy Hall, Yorkshire

Pippa Hale                              Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

Irene Brown                           Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

Catherine Bertola                   Ripon Workhouse

David Murphy                         Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes


North East

Grennan and Sperandio        Kirkleatham, Redcar and Cleveland

Bagdhaddies                         Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

Jo Coupe                              Durham Castle

Emilie Taylor                         Bede’s World, Jarrow

Cath Campbell                      Head Of Steam, Darlington


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