From 11am on Friday 1st May to 8pm Saturday 16th May you can vote for your favourite venue to win an extraordinary contemporary artist to host a Museums at Night event in October. Choose the venue you want to vote for and fill in your contact details and you could also take part in the event if your chosen venue wins.
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe is currently in second place, so give it a vote via the link and help them bring Luke Jerram’s exhibition to Scunthorpe.
Luke’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. He has created a number of large scale public engagement works inspiring people around the globe including Park and Slide in Bristol. His celebrated street piano installation ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ has been presented in over 46 cities.
The five venues competing to win Luke in the Connect! competition are:
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe is housed within a neo-Gothic former church with a bell tower housing three illuminated clock faces – why is one missing?! The venue propose using this and Scunthorpe’s other myriad links with timepieces, including John Harrison who revolutionised sea travel, and the much lamented sixties town centre clock now lying in storage.
A local charity is proud to announce a very special event in April. At 6.30pm on 17th April, Nick Dakin MP will open the Lincolnshire House Art Exhibition in the Activities Centre at Lincolnshire House on Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe. The exhibition will open on 18th April as well so that more people can view the artworks.
Lincolnshire House is a registered charity based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, providing residential, day and respite care services for adults with Cerebral Palsy.
The Creativity for All team in Lincolnshire House have been working hard since January to produce some really amazing results which will be on sale at the Exhibition. Many of the residents have been able to make individual art or join in supported activities to produce some beautiful original pieces. Their work will be displayed and sold alongside art donated by the local community. Appeals have gone out for donations of art for sale and local people have shown such originality and generosity, some even producing work especially for the exhibition.
Any unsold work will be sold on the internet, at future fundraising events and also via Cafe Indiependent in Scunthorpe, who will exhibit some of the pieces for sale.
All proceeds will go to the Lincolnshire House Wish Appeal, which has so far enabled the completion of phase 7 of a building project including a further Activities building, Norman Peet Centre, where one of the facilities is a dedicated Creativity for All room. This is where the art for the exhibition has been produced.
The event will be open from 6-9pm on 17th April and from 10am to 3pm on 18th. There will be a great variety of items for sale with prices starting at £5, but if you decide to buy something you will need either cash or cheque, as the charity don’t have card facilities.
Lincolnshire House hope that you will support this event and invite all your friends and family to join in with celebrating the achievements of all the artists.
Anthony Gormley, Turner Prize winner and one of the UK’s best known contemporary artists who created Gateshead’s Angel of The North human sculpture, will exhibit one of his best-loved works of art – comprising a sea of 40,000 terracotta figures huddled together – at 20-21 Visual Art Centre in Scunthorpe.
Field for the British Isles is one of the major works of 20th century British sculpture. On loan from the collection of Arts Council England, the installation will fill the entire 300 square metres Nave Gallery at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. It will be on display between 14 March and 27 June 2015.
North Lincolnshire Council is giving people the chance to be part of this exciting exhibition by offering 20 people the opportunity to work as volunteers alongside technicians from the Arts Council England, to help install the clay figures.
Besides Angel of the North, Anthony’s famous sculptures of the human form also include Another Place consisting of 100 cast iron sculptures of the artist’s own body, facing towards the sea at Crosby Beach near Liverpool.
Gormley’s Field for the British Isles dramatic and moving installation promises visitors an unforgettable experience.
Originally exhibited at Tate Liverpool, Field for the British Isles was made in 1993. The figures were hand made by 100 people aged seven to 70, from a community in St Helen’s, Merseyside.
Since its acquisition, over one million people have seen the display from one end of the country to the other.
Gormley has described Field for the British Isles as ‘twenty-five tonnes of clay energised by fire, sensitised by touch and made conscious by being given eyes…a field of gazes which looks at the observer making him or her its subject.’
The exhibition has been made possible through support from North Lincolnshire Council and Arts Council England, and is sponsored by Clugston Group.
Stephen Martin, Chief Executive of sponsors Clugston Group, said:
“The Clugston Group is delighted to be part of this prestigious exhibition and excited that visitors to this exhibition will experience what Scunthorpe has to offer.”
Cllr John Briggs, cabinet member for Asset Management, Culture and Housing at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We are very excited about our events programme for 2015 and feel very proud and privileged that one of the UK’s best known contemporary artists is to bring his work to 20-21 Visual Art Centre in Scunthorpe. His work will provide a spectacular display filling the entire Nave Gallery. It is one certainly not to be missed.”
Jill Constantine, Acting Director, Arts Council Collection, said:
“The Arts Council Collection, managed by the Southbank Centre is one of the foremost collections of post war British Art. We are delighted that this very special art work continued to travel to new galleries and exhibition spaces across the country.”