ARTISTS are being invited to submit plans for a site specific work for the Promenade Gallery at The Lowry, Salford’s theatres and galleries complex.
What’s at stake is not just the chance to create a new work in an exciting space but the opportunity for an artist to work on a £20,000 scheme.
Selectors for this year’s Transformations project at the Lowry include Turner Prize-shortlisted British artists Jane and Louise Wilson and the director of the New Art Gallery in Walsall, Stephen Snoddy.
The closing date for entries is August 22.
The Promenade has an unrivalled aspect overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal and the new MediaCityUK development, which will become home to, among others, the BBC in 2011.
The search is on for artists to work in that special context, with selected work shown from next April.
Transformations is aimed at mid-career professional artists and has been funded over three years by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Five shortlisted artists will receive up to £1,000 each to develop their proposals. The winner will be announced on October 1.
Work will be accepted in any medium or material. For details visit www.thelowry.com/transformations or write to Mark Doyle, Exhibitions Programmer, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays.