Art Exchange is excited to be part of New Geographies, a three-year project that invites the public to nominate locations for ten site-specific art works across the East of England.
Led by the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN), the project aims to highlight overlooked or unexpected places across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, redrawing the map of the region with places important to those living here.
‘The idea is for us to create a new map of the East of England, one based on personal thoughts and reflections rather than historical or economic centres. Any location will be considered, whether poetic or prosaic, and if selected artists will respond to these places by making work that will be sited in each of the locations. We hope these new commissions will be enjoyed not only by the people and communities that nominated them, but also bring visitors who will be able to explore the East of England through this new map of ideas and reflections; these New Geographies.’ Donna Lynas, Director, Wysing Arts Centre and Chair, ECVAN.
In response to sites proposed by the public, 570 artists have put forward applications for creating artworks that re-map East Anglia. Watch this space for updates on the artists and sites selected!
Visit www.newgeographies.uk to find out more.