29/07/2021
Art News
Lewis Swan
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
Timespan Helmsdale
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29/07/2021
Art News
Lewis Swan
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
Timespan Helmsdale
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Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
29/07/2021
Art News
Lewis Swan
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
Timespan Helmsdale
Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
29/07/2021
Art News
Lewis Swan
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
Timespan Helmsdale
Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
29/07/2021
Art News
Lewis Swan
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
Timespan Helmsdale
Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
29/07/2021
Art News
Lewis Swan
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
Timespan Helmsdale
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Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
Timespan Helmsdale
Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
29/07/2021
Art News
Lewis Swan
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
Timespan Helmsdale
Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
29/07/2021
Art News
Lewis Swan
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Last week Art Fund, the national charity for art, announced the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021. Each museum has the chance of winning the world’s largest museum prize of £100,000,  with the other four shortlisted museums receiving £15,000 in recognition of their achievements. The winning museum will be announced in September.                                        

With the suspenseful wait to find out which museum will be crowned Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021, why not visit a few of the shortlisted museums and find out what all the fuss is about!

IuIDrA6Q.jpeg

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry (Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

Number 1 on the shortlisted list is the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry – Londonderry. The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers.

It’s current exhibition, Irish Modernisms, is an exhibition by a variety of artists which highlights the complex and nuanced influence of modernism in the North of Ireland within architecture, infrastructure, domestic design. The works in the exhibition include print, sculpture and textile. This exhibition will be on show until the 18th of September 2021.

There is also a Summer Family Activity “IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY.” by artist and performer Vasiliki Stasinaki, currently on until the 31st August 2021. IMAGINE. MAKE. PLAY. is an activity that can happen anywhere. Intrigued? Read the instructions in the pack and watch Vasiliki’s video showcased upon the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry website.

(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
(CCA) Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
CCA exterior
CCA exterior

Experience Barnsley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)

Experience Barnsley is a museum jam-packed with stories of life in Barnsley.  It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover the borough of Barnsley.

There is only one exhibition at­ the museum, but it’s a great one. The Oldest Fire Engine in Town by Joseph Bramah is a free exhibition that explores one of Barnsley’s most historic treasures, a fire pump. The historic treasure is a fine example of an early fire engine and it is believed to be the only one made by Bramah still in existence.

Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Experience Barnsley Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Firstsite (Colchester, Essex, England)

Number 3 on the shortlist is Firstsite, a museum with a mission, the mission of improving the well-being and life-chances of all residents of East Anglia through innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Firesite empowers people, no matter their background, to be creative together and lead happier and healthier lives.

There are a handful of exhibitions taking place within the museum walls of Firestsite in Colchester such as ‘Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers’ showcasing different perspectives of the pandemic, ‘The Great Big Art Exhibition’ which is a celebration of creativity across the UK, ‘Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years’ whereby Landy created an inventory of his every possession, each to be destroyed at a specially constructed facility modelled on a material reclamation factory, ‘House Share’, an exhibition revealing the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home and also, Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex which invites viewers to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

As you can see, there is a reason that Firstsite has been shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 with so many interesting exhibitions on show.

Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021
Firstsite Colchester Image © Marc Atkins - Art Fund 2021

Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

Through a mixture of play, creativity, talks, experiences, social events and formal education, the Thackray Museum of Medicine is a place to pay fitting tribute to our health heroes whilst also inspiring the next generation of big thinkers.

Similarly, to Firstsite gallery, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has a few exciting exhibitions taking place that should not be missed if you are in the area or visiting soon, but luckily their first exhibition on show is all online, so anyone and everyone in the world will be able to visit virtually. The online exhibition titled ‘Mothers in Lockdown’ celebrates women around the world who have had to juggle various identities during the pandemic. These identities may have taken the form of being a parent or teacher whilst also maintaining their own interests, commitments, and identities beyond being a mother.

There are also two physical exhibitions currently taking place. The first exhibition is ‘Make Up Your Mind! What Makes Up Your Mind?’ which explores the anatomy of the brain and how it functions and ‘The Unfurlings: Banners for Hope and Change’ which showcases banners made by people with dementia and their carers.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds

Timespan (Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland)

Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action. They believe that cultural institutions are a political and public space that belongs to society, and as such, have a responsibility to shape a brighter new world based on principles of equality, emancipation and inclusion.

Timespan commissions four major projects each year, each aligned with broader social movements. There are no major projects taking place at this moment in time, but they are a few coming up such as ‘Global Village Art Factory’ and ‘The Land for Those That Work it’ in the months of August and September. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Timespan Helmsdale
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