Museums Northumberland: NEW Commission Opportunity
Summer 2020 at Museums Northumberland
Theme: Northumbrian Folklore, Tradition & Superstition
‘Northumberland Folklore’ (working title only)
Value of commission to appointed creative lead: £25,000
Museums Northumberland is seeking to commission a creative practitioner (or collective of practitioners) to develop and deliver ‘Northumberland Folklore’ to be presented across the Museums Northumberland museums over summer 2020.
This commission opportunity would be particularly suited to visual artists working in illustrative techniques.
The ‘Northumberland Folklore’ commission is themed around Northumbrian Folklore, Tradition and Superstition: Past, Present & Future. Northumberland has a wealth of fascinating folklore and curious customs passed on through generations of people through stories and song.
This commission aims to explore, celebrate and share Northumberland’s Folklore, through the lens of Museums Northumberland’s places, people and collections.
The appointed creative practitioner will research, develop & deliver a new body of work which shares stories on this theme drawn from our museum heritage spaces, collections & communities.
The resulting body of work will be displayed at our four Northumberland museums sites over summer 2020. Some museum sites have the potential for traditional gallery based art exhibitions, and all museums sites offer unique opportunities for interventions in heritage spaces.
In the full brief (downloadable below), we have provided more information about our museums and the commission aims relating to each museum site.