Artist Call

Artist Call Booklet and Exhibition

Written in conjunction with designer Alison Thomas, this Artistcall booklet was produced both to document the completion of an artist-in-schools residency programme linked to the Building Schools for the Future programme in Blackburn and Darwen in Lancashire, as well as accompany the exhibition that was on over two weeks in October 2014 at Blackburn is Open. The ArtistCall exhibition celebrated the conclusion of 8 ‘artist in residence’ programmes at Blackburn with Darwen’s new BSF (Building Schools for the Future) schools. The initiatives, which saw 11 artists assigned to the new schools in the borough, was part of the ‘percent for art’ scheme set out in the Local Plan requiring part of the cost of building to be set aside for art. The exhibition and accompanying publication curated by architect Ian Banks who oversaw the project, covers a diversity of artist work from physical public art to integrated architecture, visual and new media arts to film and performance. Artistcall and it’s programme predeccessor called Shine was commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

There were 11 commissions in 8 different schools and these included artists Tony Broomhead, Noah Rose, Kathryn Hodgkinson. Andy Siddall,Jason Wingard, Melanie Ash, BREAD Art, Fabrizia Bazzo, Lucy Bergman, Sarah Greaves and Mohammed Ali.

The booklet can be downloaded here on Fliphtml5 or by scrolling through the flipbook version featured below:

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