Exchange 62: northern disabled artists exchange
Exchange 62 is a new initiative between Artlink Hull, Pyramid, Leeds and Venture Arts, Manchester. The programme is designed to support a disabled artist from each of these areas to develop and lead their own exchange programme across the North of England.
With some really strong applications submitted from across the three cities our panel convened in Leeds to deliberate over the array of proposals and we are excited to announce the selection of the following artist who will be working collaboratively to develop the exchange programme.
Manchester based artist Dominic Bennett, Leeds artist Stephen Harvey and Sam Metz from Hull met together for the first time this week in Leeds to preview Stephens work in Hidden Art/Hidden Artist currently showing at the Tetley. Stephen and two other Pyramid Artist have created pieces responding to work produced within the walls of Meanwood Park Hospital, which has never been shared with the public. This was perfect opportunity for the artists to talk about their practices and really start to think about how the exchanges might evolve in each of the cities. The artist are now looking to plan their exchange programme for the other two artists, and we for one, are really excited to see what develops. Watch this space.