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Commission artists announced

We are delighted to announce that three artists, Fiona Curran, Mark Fairnington and Matt Stokes, have been selected to join PI Andrew Burton in creating new artworks for our three research sites.

Fiona Curran’s work explores the poetics and the politics of landscape space via the making of objects for exhibition, writing and site-related public commissions. She holds a PhD from the Slade School of Fine Art and is a Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London. Previous commissions include works for Kielder Art & Architecture, Northumberland; Art Across the City, Swansea; The Royal London Hospital; Danson House, Kent; and Tatton Park, Cheshire. Find out more about Fiona.

Mark Fairnington is Reader in Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts. His work has resulted principally from research projects with museums and museum collections, sustaining a visual examination of the idea and image of the specimen. Mark has worked with the Imperial War Museum, the Oxford Museum of Natural History, the Natural History Museum, the Horniman Museum and the Wellcome Collection. Find out more about Mark

Matt Stokes’ works begin with an immersive research process that explores the history and social structures of the place he is working in, resulting in the production of films, installations and events. These outcomes hold collaboration at the centre of both their formation and philosophy, often being made directly with people from the communities they are celebrating. Stokes has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Matt's Gallery (London), CAAC (Seville, Spain), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), Kunsthalle Fridericianum (Kassel, Germany) and De Hallen (Haarlem, Netherlands). He is represented by Workplace Gallery, London/Gateshead and Markus Lüttgen, Cologne. Find out more about Matt.

Over the next eight months each artist will be working closely with their host heritage site to develop their commission. The artworks will be publicly presented on-site at Cherryburn, Gibside and Holy Trinity Church in Summer 2018.



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