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Artist, Portrait Commission, Preston Park Museum & Grounds, Stockton on Tees

Description

We recently invited people in the Tees Valley to nominate someone inspirational, whose actions during the pandemic deserve recognition.

https://www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk/lockdown-legend/

Preston Park Museum is looking to commission an artist to produce a new Portrait of the chosen nominee.

The selected Artist’s work will be added to the Museum’s permanent collection, as part of our Covid-19 Contemporary Collecting Project. It will help us to show future generations how ordinary people did extraordinary things and how communities pulled together during this time.

Portraiture is a representation of an individual that can be done in many different media and we welcome proposals that use any artform.

Consider the following when applying:

  • Timescale: Up to 7 weeks to complete the portrait, ready to present in an exhibition at the Museum in Summer 2021. This can be negotiated depending on the selected artist’s medium.
  • Budget: Artist should outline their estimated fee to complete the portrait.
  • Format & Materials: The artwork will be viewed in a gallery setting. We hope that this artwork will last as long as possible for future generations to enjoy.
  • Quality: The portrait will be added to the Museum’s permanent collection which currently includes treasured art work by artists such as Georges de La Tour and J.M.W Turner.
  • Subject: Consider how you will capture the subject’s portrait (depending on Covid-19 safety guidelines)

How to apply

Applications and inquiries to:

Adam Bligh, Community Engagement Officer

Adam.bligh@stockton.gov.uk


Please include a paragraph about:

  • Why this project is of interest to you.
  • A brief description of the artform, materials or techniques you might use to produce the Portrait.
  • Estimated time scale to produce the portrait.
  • Estimated costs.

Please include:

  • Your CV & Artist Statement
  • Examples or relevant work

Preston Park Museum & Grounds particularly encourage applicants from those under-represented in the arts & culture sector, including those who identify as Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, D/deaf or disabled, LGBTIQA+ and self-defined as working class.

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