International artists Steve Dixon and Alison Welsh have partnered with Preston Park Museum & Grounds to produce a new artwork inspired by the museum and its collections.
Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, Meeting Point2 presents artworks in unexpected places and supports small and medium scale museums to commission artists, who will create a piece of work in response to the venue.
As part of the year-long Meeting Point2 project, led by contemporary art specialists Arts&Heritage, contemporary art installations will be created for ten museums across the North of England during 2017.
Timandra Nichols, Director at Arts&Heritage, which initiated and is leading the project, said: “The artists each submitted proposals detailing how they would respond to the museums – the site and their collections. The venues we’re working with are varied and the artists responded with ideas which were thoughtful, exciting, and really took inspiration from some of the amazing museum buildings and collections. The resulting works, will not only be astounding pieces in their own right, but will also prompt audiences to think about the museums where the works are sited in a very different way.”