Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to commission artist Susan Stockwell. Susan, an established artist who works across sculpture, installation, collage and film, will seek inspiration for her work in the items on display in Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, creating new art in response to the museum’s collections.

She said: “I am very excited to be working with Warrington Museum & Art Gallery; it’s a dream come true for me.

“Its extensive and remarkable collection full of social history, hidden stories, material culture and cabinets of curiosity will be an inspiration for my work.

“Developing an exhibition about the collection, and in collaboration with the museum’s staff and public will be a great privilege.”

The commission is part of the 2019/20 Meeting Point programme created by contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage to highlight the collections of six museums in the North of England. Now in its third year, Meeting Point has gained a reputation for its innovative approach to forging relationships between artists and museums and heritage spaces.

The programme offers an opportunity for artists to work with unique collections and gives access to the knowledge of museum curators while supporting small and medium scale museums to develop their skills and commission new work.

Meeting Point is funded by Arts Council England through Arts&Heritage’s National Portfolio Organisation funding; the programme aims to bring new visitors to the participating museums, to enable audiences to view collections and history in a different way, and to support the future sustainability of museums and heritage sites.

More details about the exhibition will be released in due course.

A  Susan Stockwell dress

Image: Susan Stockwell, Territory Dress (rear view). Maps, cloth, rubber, wire. © Susan Stockwell 2019 Tropenmuseum Collection. All Rights Reserved