Contemporary Heritage Research Residency and Commission opportunity at Turton Tower.

Contemporary Heritage Research Residency and Commission opportunity at Turton Tower.

Venue: Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, Turton, nr Bolton, BL7 0HG

Contemporary Heritage: A new way of seeing is an ambitious programme of site-responsive commissions at some of Lancashire’s most spectacular and colourful historic venues and sites. The interventions animate each place and offer visitors the opportunity to experience major works of art outside urban centres.

Mid Pennine Arts, in collaboration with Turton Tower, wish to commission an arts practitioner of national or international standing to create temporary new work(s) in response to the history and architecture of Turton Tower.

A welcome extension to this commissioning programme, enabled by Arts Council England funding through the Perspectives of Pennine Lancashire network, is a Research Residency programme to take place at two Contemporary Heritage venues, Turton Tower and Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, in Autumn 2012.

Interested artists and collaborators must visit Turton Tower before submitting an expression of interest. We recommend visiting Not Forgotten and TAKEN too, if possible. These commissions demonstrate the quality of work, and the vision and ambition of the programme.

Deadline for expression of interest for the research residency is Monday 5th September 2011.

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