Bristol Old Vic seek an artist to create an artwork across two floors that uses the materials of the theatre's print archive to express the experience of theatre-going at the venue over its first 250 years. A lot of the archive exists in physical and digital form in the theatre's archives at the University of Bristol, and earlier ones at Bristol Archives. The artwork will be an integral part of the theatre and part of the interpretation of their history. The artwork should appeal to a range of audiences of different ages, and be very accessible.
Deadline for expressions of interest in receiving the full brief is Monday 23 October 2017.
From the expressions of interest, three artists will be selected by Friday 27 October, who will then be invited to submit full proposals by Monday 13 November and attend an interview to discuss these further on 16/17 November. £300 will be paid for these submissions. The full commission is worth £4500.
The appointment will be made in late November with design development between 6 January - 29 March 2018 and installation 14-25 May 2018.
Full information on the commission can be found here.