We are delighted to announce that we will be working with collaborative art practice Brass Art as part of Arts Council England’s Meeting Point 2 project, which aims to equip museums with the knowledge and skills to commission work from artists again in the future, as well as presenting new works in unexpected places.
Brass Art is Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneke Pettican, based in Manchester, Glasgow and Huddersfield, UK. Within their collaborative art practice they use analogue and digital technologies as a means to disrupt conventional narratives and to capture themselves in real and imagined situations. Manifest as miniature 3D models, morphic silhouettes, drawings and shadowy digital sprites, their artwork returns to themes of the double, the in/animate, the limen and the atemporal.
Heritage Manager, Sue McLoughlin, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to commission thought-provoking contemporary art in the beautiful heritage setting of the C17th Library. We are thrilled to be working with Chara, Anneke and Kristin of Brass Art, and are very excited to see what they will produce for our historic space.”
Brass Art added: “We are delighted to have been selected to work with Chetham’s Library. The enthusiasm of the staff there is infectious; we’re looking forward to working with them closely to bring our collaborative practice and aspects of their fascinating collection together.”
The programme, which is initiated and led by Arts and Heritage, builds on a successful pilot which took place in 2016 and saw artists working with museums across the North East and Yorkshire.