Leading UK and international artists have partnered with nine museums in the North East and Yorkshire to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections.
Friday 25 March saw the first Meeting Point installation open to the public at The Workhouse Museum, Ripon. Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum followed on 2 April with the premiere of a new piece of music by Ziad Jabero working with the Bagdhaddies at this year’s Morpeth Nothumbrian Gathering.
The nine museums and artists taking part in Meeting Point are:
Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Northumberland - Ziad Jabero working with the Bagdhaddies
Dales Countryside Museum, Yorkshire - David Murphy
Durham Castle - Jo Coupe
Head Of Steam, Darlington - Cath Campbell
Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar - Grennan and Sperandio
Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby - Pippa Hale
The Workhouse Museum, Ripon - Catherine Bertola
Shandy Hall, Yorkshire - Anne Vibeke Mou
Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds - Irene Brown
For more information about each installation, including exhibition dates, please visit http://www.artsandheritage.org.uk/meeting-point/
Judith King, director at Arts&Heritage said: “Meeting Point addresses the fundamental question of why museums and the contemporary arts should work together.
“The potential benefits of placing new and exciting artworks in museum and heritage venues are huge, not only for the artists and the venues but for the museum visitors, who will encounter a new way of experiencing history and their collections.”
Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, Meeting Point continues from March to November 2016.