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Project Space 2017

Artists – apply for bursaries now!

Submission date for bursary applications now extended!

 

Each year since 2010, Hyde900 has worked with visual artists to produce a range of exhibitions and events. Extending this tradition, Project Space 2017 forms the visual arts element of Hyde900’s broader, Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Hyde Abbey – the Lost Minster of King Alfred the Great’ project and for the first time, is offering bursaries to artists.

Project Space 2017 will run over the summer with artists working publicly in the Hyde Abbey precinct, responding to its rich cultural heritage and the site as it is today. The artists’ process of research and development as well as the resulting finished work may be seen and engaged with by visitors. The aim is to produce visually interpretative and conceptually rigorous explorations of the Hyde Abbey story while considering its lasting significance. At the same time, contemporary artists’ working practice will unfold.

Documentation of the project will appear on the newly launching website in October as a long-term legacy.


Call to Artists

Hyde900 seeks high-calibre, research-led artists to submit proposals for 6 x £300 bursaries to research and respond to the narrative and site of ‘Hyde Abbey: Lost Minster of King Alfred the Great’ as part of the broader programme of events, walks and talks taking place in the abbey precinct in 2017.

Specifically, artists are asked to: 

  choose either the first (26 May –26 Jul) or second (26 Jul–26 Oct) stage,

  conduct visual research in the abbey precinct’s public spaces for an equivalent of 18 hours of their choosing over the stage,

  *produce final display/ an installation/ intervention for exhibition at the end of their stage,

  conceive and conduct a 2-hour public engagement activity, ideally during exhibition phase,

  insure themselves and their work,

  provide a risk assessment if necessary,

  liaise with site stakeholders directly and seek permissions where required

  provide a brief artist’s statement/journal and photographs to document progress, provide content for promotional activity to ultimately form an online legacy.

*Please note, the scale of artist’s projects should be commensurate with the overall 20-hour engagement and bursary, so while we seek proposals that are site-specific, challenging and ambitious in concept, we do not expect highly finished or high budget finished artworks for final exhibition, rather we expect works to be ephemeral, low tech and materially simple. Similarly, well-developed working stages would also be acceptable at final exhibition if they demonstrate in-depth research for a yet unrealised, larger scale work.

Artists may wish to collaborate with others, e.g. writers or musicians. Artists are encouraged to engage with other Hyde900 activities, such as the community archaeological dig in late April or various talks and walks over the summer (see the website).

Artists might utilise one or more heritage aspects, such as: 

  the Winchester School or style of illuminated manuscripts e.g. Benedictional of St Aethelwold (British Library), which was held at Hyde Abbey

  Cnut and Emma’s cross – now lost

  Abbot Aston’s crozier (V&A)

  The Hyde capitals (St Bartholomew’s church/ Winchester Museum)

  The Hyde Abbey seals and documents (Winchester College, Records office London etc)

  Re-use of stones, timbers, glass and tiles (Hyde900/ Winchester Museum)

  Anglo-Saxon pilgrimage and relics

  Hyde Abbey monastic life

  Archaeological processes – loss, recovery and re-imagining in Hyde

  King Alfred the Great and family

  Hyde900/BBC’s ‘Unmarked Grave and
the Search for Alfred’ story

- Secular life around the Abbey precinct

In order to explore broader themes, for example:

  memory

  cultural heritage

  mortality

  loss and remembrance

  re-imagining

  kingship/leadership

  mortality

  community

  religious/secular relationship


How to apply?

Proposals must be lodged by midnight Tuesday 2nd May
Please see the Submission Guide below.


Key dates

27th-30th April – Community dig in Hyde, please contact the curator to participate

Tuesday 2nd May – submissions close at midnight

2nd – 7th May – selection committee will decide the 6 artists

7th May – successful applicants will be contacted by email

7th May to 26th July – first 3 artists stage

26th July – exhibition around this date and change over for artists

26th July – 26th October – second 3 artists’ stage

20th October – Hyde900 King Alfred Weekend, launch of ‘Hyde Abbey: Lost Minster of King Alfred the Great’ website including augmented reality, and final stage Project Space exhibition

26th October – project concludes

Further enquiries

Please email the project curator, Sophie Cunningham Dawe – sophiecd@me.com


Submission guide for artists

Please read the Call to Artists document for details of what is sought and note key dates.

Any queries please email the project curator, Sophie Cunningham Dawe – sophiecd@me.com

Proposals should include:

1.  Name

2. Email address

3. Which stage you are applying for :
Stage 1:  2nd May – 26 July
Stage 2:  26 July – 26 October

4. Describe your proposal (up to 500 words) indicating:

5. which themes, activities and/or heritage aspects you wish to engage with;

6. what outputs you envisage exhibiting for a two week show at the end of your stage;

7. where these might be displayed e.g. Hyde Gate Chamber, the Darch Room in Hyde Parish Hall, St Bartholomew’s Church or grounds, other site/s in the precinct (subject to approval);

8.idea for a public engagement activity.

9. Please attach up to 4 low resolution images of recent or relevant work and/or link to online images or website.

To submit, please email your proposal to the project curator, Sophie Cunningham Dawe – sophiecd@me.com by midnight Tuesday 2nd May 2017


Key dates

27th-30th April – Community dig in Hyde, please contact the curator to participate

(please email the curator if you wish to be involved in this)

Tuesday 2nd May – submissions close at midnight

2nd – 7th May – selection committee will decide the 6 artists

7th May – successful applicants will be contacted by email

7th May to 26th July – first 3 artists stage

26th July – exhibition around this date and change over for artists

26th July – 26th October – second 3 artists’ stage

20th October – Hyde900 King Alfred Weekend, launch of ‘Hyde Abbey: Lost Minster of King Alfred the Great’ website including augmented reality, and final stage Project Space exhibition (2 week duration)

26th October – project concludes


Introductory resources

- Hyde900 website - www.hyde900.org.uk

- ‘Treasures of Hyde Abbey’ - http://hyde900.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/CUS0184-0334-treasures-of-hyde-abbey-web.pdf
- Hyde Abbey - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol5/pp20-21 and http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol2/pp116-122

- Winchester School or Style – https://www.britannica.com/art/Winchester-school

- ‘The Search for Alfred the Great’ - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03sbp73

- Abbey precinct overlay onto contemporary map – https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1J7bZi1CSKF7NgW-ecXtNnDSkRfQ&ll=51.06825551923861%2C-1.313171499999953&z=18

 

 

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