The Arts Council of England has supported 11 applications, awarding £98,951 under the Visual Arts
National Exhibition Production Awards Scheme. This scheme, which helps to realise an exhibition or
event, aims to encourage innovative practice, presentation and production of new work by
contemporary visual artists.
Awards have been made to galleries, museums, visual arts organisations and individuals to support
touring exhibitions within England. An increasing use of new technology by artists is challenging the
conventions of the touring exhibition; where specific venues are not identified, access to artists’
work is being addressed through appropriate alternatives.
The awards are to:
Kent Institute of Art and Design Canterbury: Hermann Pitz ‘Modi - Operator’ [£5,916]:
For a rare show of this German artist’s work, developed in collaboration with the Kingsgate Gallery,
London. Touring to Fabrica, Brighton.
Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery: Bashir Makhoul ‘Mellki - Belongs To Me’
[£7,330]: To commission and promote an exhibition of new work by the artist, two video
installations and a series of eight large photographic format prints. Presented in collaboration with
the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.
Camden Arts Centre, London: John Riddy [£6,000]: A comprehensive survey of recent and
new photographic works by this London based artist. Touring to the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
and the Mead Gallery, Warwick.
Melissa Feldman, London: Artworkers [£11,500]: A group exhibition focusing on artists in the
late 1960s and early 1970s, who used methods associated with manual labour and handicrafts to
make their artworks. Including work by artists Polly Apfelbaum, Mary Kelly and Richard Serra
amongst others. Touring to Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance; Spacex Gallery, Exeter; Oriel Mostyn
Gallery, Llandudno and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.
Film & Video Umbrella: Closing / Close By [£7,500]: Installation project based on a film
script originating from a series of experiments conducted by the artists Imogen Stidworthy and
Michael Curran. Touring to John Hansard Gallery, Southampton and Angel Row Gallery,
Salon 3, London: Ljubljana Project [£6,500]: In collaboration with Moderna Galerija,
Ljubljana, focusing on the multi-disciplinary nature of Slovenian art and presenting the work of
visual artists, architects, filmmakers and thinkers. Touring to the Annual Programme, Manchester.
Katharine Stout - The Tannery, London: The Beachcombers [£10,000]: Show focusing on
Vancouver artists Geoffrey Farmer, Karen Geiger, Brian Jungen, Myfanwy MacLeod, Yoko
Takashima and Ron Terada. Touring to the Transmission Gallery, Glasgow and the Cornerhouse,
Tablet Gallery, London: 48 Hours [£14,705]: Project involving the commissioning of artists
Jacqueline Donachie, Mary Evans, muf, Jessica Voorsanger and Tomoko Takahasi to make work
informed by the environs of the Tabernacle Centre, London, where the gallery is based. Parts of the
exhibition will be on the internet and cable television
Norwich Gallery: Pictures of Pictures [£10,000]: Organised with the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol,
this international group show will examine the relationship between art and the photographic
document. Touring to the Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery and the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton: Lie of the Land [£12,000]: A mixed media exhibition
with selected work from the 1960s to date. Touring to the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol and the
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
Southampton City Art Gallery: Martin Creed [£7,500]: First major showing of this
contemporary artist’s work in a public gallery in Britain. Touring to Leeds City Art Gallery and the
Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.
Exhibition Research and Development Awards
The Arts Council of England has supported 11 proposals, awarding £39,557 for the research and
development of touring exhibitions in England. This scheme aims to encourage the innovative
practice of new work by artists and to enable organisers to extend the range and distribution of
exhibitions in England.
The awards are to:
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham [£2,730]: Towards the research and development of the exhibition
Babel, which aims to bring together existing work and new commissions by artists who explore
how identity is created, lost and reformed through text.
DA2, Bristol [£3,000]: Towards research exploring the way landscape is imagined and represented
for the exhibition Areas of Outstanding Beauty.
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge [£1,750]: Towards the development costs for an exhibition of the work
of Brazilian and American artists Beatriz Milhazes and Monique Prieto.
Hatice Abdullah, London [£2,472]: To help research an idea for an exhibition of work by artists
living and working in Turkey.
The Arts Catalyst [£3,000]: Towards the research and development of Searching, a touring
exhibition arising from visual artists observations at the Jodrell Bank telescope in Cheshire and the
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute of Mountain View, California.
Silke Dettmers, London [£1,337]: A development grant towards Precarious Fun, an exhibition of
contemporary art inspired by the ‘Spirit of the Balloon’. With work including video, photography,
painting, installation and performance.
Hardwork, London [£1,769]: To research and develop a major retrospective exhibition of the work
of Jeremy Moon, who achieved recognition in the late 1960s and early 1970s before his career was
tragically cut short in a motor bike accident in 1973.
Hayvend, London [£1,500]: To help develop and research work and sites for a touring exhibition
based around an artwork vending machine.
Margot Heller, London [£3,000]: To help develop Incommunicado, an exhibition of work by
British and international contemporary artists exploring different forms of communication
Panting Tallant Productions, London [£2,500]: Towards research for the exhibition New Art :
East of Here which creates an opportunity for Eastern European artists working outside of
established art institutions, to present their work in Britain.
Catsou Roberts, London [£2,994]: For the development and research of Derange, an exhibition of
work which can be defined by an obsessive adherence and endless reworking of a single idea.
Smith and Fowle [£3,000]: Towards the development of Exchange, a series of exhibitions and
events generated through the exchange of ideas and the development of collaborative art practice
between artists in different geographic locations.
South London Gallery [£1,525]: Towards research costs for the exhibition ew Art in
Scandinavia, which focuses its attention on new work by young Scandinavian artists who address
issues of cultural identity and nationality.
Norwich Gallery [£1,180]: A grant towards research for The Conceptual Document, an
exhibition juxtaposing art documents from the late 1960s and early 1970s with contemporary work.
Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance [£1,800]: A development grant towards an exhibition of Breach
and Horizon, new light and sound projects by the artist Susan Trangmar.
Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance [£3,000]: To research and develop Time=Data, a project
addressing the millennium as a moment of cultural significance. Time=Data is being developed in
collaboration with DA2, the Porthcurno Trust and Falmouth College of Art.
East Street Arts, Leeds [£3,000]: To develop an exhibition of new work titled Out of Our
, a collaboration with the artists group ‘The Mekons’ which will focus on collective consciousness and
action rather than on the individual.
In order to make the national exhibition awards accessible to a greater number of applicants,
the 1999/2000 grants assessment process has two deadlines. The above awards have been
assessed from applications submitted to the Arts Council of England before 1 March 1999. A
second application deadline has been set for 1 September 1999, when further awards will be