Why should venues apply to take part in the Connect! competition to win a top artist and a bursary to support their participatory Museums at Night event? And what’s in it for the artists who take part, submitting a 100-word idea without knowing which UK venue they’ll end up working in?
Projection-mapping storytellers and installation artists Davy & Kristin McGuire were part of the 2015 Connect! competition, and ended up bringing a statue to life as part of the Museums at Night after-hours extravaganza at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Birkenhead.
In this 23-minute video from our recent workshop in Brighton, Kristin McGuire explains why the McGuires took part, how they decided which venues’ applications should go through to the public vote stage of the competition, how they collaborated successfully with the Williamson, and the art that resulted.