[NetBehaviour] Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art

Taylor Nuttall taylor at greenquarter.co.uk
Mon Nov 8 12:33:43 CET 2010


Apologies for cross posting.

Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art

An exhibition, acquisition and debate, presented in partnership by the 
Harris Museum & Art Gallery and folly.http://current-experiment.org.uk/

Artist Call:  Now open for submissions

Deadline:17th December

£1000 exhibition fee to short-listed artists; £10,000 acquisition fee 
for final selection.

The Project:

Artists working in digital media are invited to propose work for a 
public display at, and acquisition by the Harris Museum & Art 
Gallery,Preston, as part of 'Current: an Experiment in Collecting 
Digital Art'.

This project not only celebrates innovative and creative use of new 
media technology, but forms a pioneering practical case study for the 
collection and integration of digital artworks into existing permanent 
collections; furthering the Harris' mission to establish a nationally 
significant collection of new media art.

An expert advisory panel will select 3 -- 5 artists to exhibit at the 
Harris from25th March--4th June 2011, from which one artwork will be 
selected by a secondary expert panel for acquisition into the Harris' 
permanent collection.

A public debate will be held in Spring 2011 to analyse the experiment 
and share findings and best practice on collecting digital art.

About Us:

The Harris is a magnificent Neo-classical Grade I listed building which 
opened to the public in 1893 inPrestoncity centre, and houses the 
largest galleries inLancashire- including stunning contemporary gallery 
spaces. The museum holds strong collections of fine and decorative art 
and local history, including work by Lucien Freud, JMW Turner and video 
artist Robert Cahen.

folly is a leading digital arts agency, based inLancasterand working 
acrossEngland'sNorth West. folly aims to lead, promote, maintain, 
improve and advance the field of cultural activities that embrace the 
creative interaction between arts and technology, by presenting an 
artistic programme that provides collaboration between artists and the 
wider public.

Requirements:

Applicants must:

.           Demonstrate innovative use of new media technology (e.g. 
digital art, interactive art, net art, electronic art, multi and 
time-based media) in the making, display or distribution of their work.

.           Be able to articulate how their work might be presented in a 
gallery environment

.           Submit recent work, i.e. produced up to 2 years previous to 
the submissions deadline.

.           Currently reside in theUK

.           Have previous experience in distributing work publicly 
(online, in museums, galleries, etc)

.           Hold the copyright for the submitted work

.           If selected, be available for scheduled project dates:

Gallery visits from:17th January

Installation dates: between 10th-24th March

Exhibition opening and selected acquisition announcement:25th March

Fees:

.           Short-listed artists will each receive an exhibition fee of 
£1000

.           Final artwork will be acquired for an acquisition fee of £10,000

For further information and free registration for submission, 
visithttp://current-experiment.org.uk/

Follow the project on twitter @current2011

**Lindsay Taylor**

Exhibitions Officer

HarrisMuseumandArtGallery

Market Square

Preston

PR1 2PP

T: 01772 9054 <callto:+1772%209054>04

F: 01772 8867 <callto:+1772%208867>64

E:l.taylor at preston.gov.uk

W:www.harrismuseum.org.uk <http://www.harrismuseum.org.uk/>

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