Tuesday, 11 December 2007

artranspennine 08

Artranspennine was launched in 1998 as a large scale cross-regional exhibition with a £3 million budget including artists from a variety of disciplines. “It occupied a specific territory, bounded by Liverpool to the west and Hull to the east and traversed by the M62 motorway. Artranspennine98 aimed to foster a new sense of pride in this territory (diverse as it is, encompassing Yorkshire and Lancashire) through the proposition that it should be considered a region”. In 2003 artists Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson decided to re-launch the exhibition ‘brand’ that had been left fallow for the previous five years. They chose to create a similarly ambitious cross regional exhibition but with a fraction of the budget; £553. Five years after that successful second artranspennine Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson have passed the baton to a new generation to reinterpret the brand from their own cultural perspective. Paul Harfleet and Hilary Jack of Apartment are taking on artranspennine 08 and are currently finalising their ideas, come back here soon for more information and for any inquiries on how to take part please e-mail the address below:


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