The 2016 competition is now closed!
We now have 5 artists, 5 venues and soon there will be 5 events.
You have voted for your favourite arts & heritage venues to win a contemporary artist-led event in October’s Museums at Night festival. The venue with the most votes when the polls closed on Saturday 14th May wins the artist and £3,000 towards staging the event. If you voted you get the chance to take part in the magical art happening that you have helped create. All the competing veneus get prize money if they host a Museums at Night in October, nobody goes home empty handed!
Marcus Coates Best known for his performances and installations that employ shamanistic rituals to engage with the natural world, including Goshawk (1999) where Coates was suspended in a pine tree in order to view the world as a bird of prey. Marcus Coates will be working with ARNOS VALE CEMETERY IN BRISTOL
- Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol 42%
- Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens 29%
- Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle 29%
Peter Liversidge is a British contemporary artist notable for his diverse artistic practice and use of proposals, written on a manual typewriter.
Peter Liversidge will be working with THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF NURSING LIBRARY AND HERITAGE CENTRE IN LONDON
- Royal College of Nursing 39%
- Castle Drogo 26%
- Radio Communication Museum 19%
- Clifton Suspension Bridge 16%
With a practice extending over 40 years, Susan Hiller is considered one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her ground-breaking installations, multi-screen videos and audio works have achieved international recognition and are widely acknowledged to be a major influence on younger British artists.
Susan Hiller will be working with THE NUNNERY GALLERY (BOW ARTS) IN LONDON
- The Nunnery Gallery, London 50%
- Nottingham Contemporary 36%
- Arnolfini 14%
Named by The Times as “one of tomorrow’s great artists”, this Chinese-born British artist and social commentator has a unique position as both outsider and insider in Chinese society. Her work questions why people live the way they do, and she spends years living within a community or embracing a sub-culture to create new insights into contemporary society.
Aowen Jin will be working with COMPTON VERNEY ART GALLERY AND PARK, WARWICKSHIRE
- Compton Verney, Warwickshire 29%
- Ironbridge, Telford 22%
- Fulham Palace, London 19%
- Torre Abbey 15%
- Rhondda Heritage Park 14%
Working across a variety of media including performance, video, sculpture and text, Bedwyr Williams investigates the friction between the deadly serious and banal aspects of modern life. He often satirises the role of the artist and curator against this backdrop, creating cruel and absurd scenarios for them to appear in.
Bedwyr Williams will be working with SOMERSET HOUSE IN LONDON
- Somerset House 42%
- Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 35%
- 20-21 Visual Arts Centre 23%