The Reader are hosting a set of ‘Art in the Mansion’ exhibitions. dot-art will curate a rolling programme of exhibitions of local artists’ work within the public areas of their Mansion House.
All art will be available to buy through the shop. This will complement the existing, highly successful exhibition programme in The Reader Gallery in the stable block; attracting a different audience, as artists will not need to staff their exhibitions.
Art in the Mansion will launch with a special Christmas exhibition, with artists invited to submit proposals by THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER to exhibit between 9th December and 5th January. Submissions are also invited for exhibitions in the first quarter of 2020.
Artists / groups are invited to read full details and complete a form here: dot-art.co.uk/art-in-the-mansion where they will be asked to submit examples of work and an exhibition proposal, as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of dates and required number of weeks.
Exhibitions will last a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 6 weeks. This will be a rolling process, with applications reviewed every quarter.
Ailsa Horne, Director of Calderstones and Commercial at the Reader said:
“We’re really excited about this partnership, which will continue to build on our already-successful Gallery that showcases the work of local artists. It’s great to see the Mansion House alive with so much activity – from weekly Shared Reading groups, as well as new, volunteer-led knitting, yoga and gardening activities. Art will be a brilliant addition to our weekly offer.”
Lucy Byrne, Managing Director of dot-art added:
“I have been a huge admirer of the work of The Reader for many years, so am really delighted to be working with them at their wonderful new home in Calderstones Park. Like The Reader, dot-art is an entrepreneurial organisation with social goals and the support of communities at its heart and we believe this partnership aligns perfectly with our values and stated aim to enable everyone to enrich their lives through art.”
The Reader at Calderstones programme of events and activities is backed by a number of supporters including The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and The National Lottery Community Fund.