Contemporary artists create new works inspired by North museums

The Workhouse Museum Ripon All in a day's work by Catherine Bertola. Credit Jonathan Turner

The Workhouse Museum Ripon All in a day's work by Catherine Bertola. Credit Jonathan Turner

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.

Meeting Point, a year-long project led by Arts&Heritage, sees new contemporary art installations at four museums in the North East and five museums in Yorkshire during 2016.

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.

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Northumberland. Ziad Jabero working with the Bagdhaddies. Credit Jonathan Turner

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Northumberland. Ziad Jabero working with the Bagdhaddies. Credit Jonathan Turner

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.

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