Contemporary Heritage: A new way of seeing
Image: Not Forgotten at Towneley Hall and Park
Contemporary Heritage: A new way of seeing is an ambitious programme of site-responsive artist commissions at stunning historic sites across Pennine Lancashire. The commissions, inspired by Pennine Lancashire’s heritage, animate each site and offer visitors a rare chance to experience major works of art by artists of national and international standing outside urban centres.
Contemporary Heritage, a Mid Pennine Arts partnership programme, makes a significant contribution to raising the profile of Lancashire as a distinctive cultural destination.
Mid Pennine Arts are developing the programme with Lancashire Museum Service and partner venues: Towneley Hall and Park, Clitheroe Castle Museum, Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Gawthorpe Hall and Turton Tower.
Contemporary Heritage is funded by Arts Council England, the Foyle Foundation, the Granada Foundation, Lancashire County Council, European Regional Development Fund, Modern History, Burnley Borough Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, and the Stocks Massey Bequest Fund.
Mid Pennine Arts would very much like to thank Kate Jones of Inspired Lives for mentoring support provided through the mentoring programme run by Business in the Arts:North West.
October 2012: Additional ACE funding has allowed us to confirm exciting plans for new Contemporary Heritage commissions to run concurrently in two Lancashire gems, Gawthorpe Hall and Turton Tower. The support will also enable us to undertake intensive R&D with partners to expand this hugely successful series from 2014. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.