Commission Opportunity for our Forty Farms Exhibition.

£3000 maximum using public funding by Arts Council England.
Deadline for proposals: 6 July 2022

On Thursday 15th September 2022, Rheged Gallery will open its latest Exhibition – Forty Farms.

This immersive and evocative photography exhibition, is the culmination of a two year project by award winning photographer Amy Bateman. The work is a personal insight into how 40 different farmers plans to protect the future of their farm, at a time of declining agricultural subsidies. This will be an exceptional exhibition from an award-winning photographer from a farming heritage. Amy asks questions about the changing landscape of Cumbria and farming’s role in this fragile environment. It will also explore the big issues playing out in the landscape today, from climate change and land use to food production, biodiversity and innovation. The high quality and immersive exhibition will include images, film, words, and sound. It will also exhibit and sell quality work by Cumbrian farmer/makers and include an engagement programme involving the farming community, Asian female walkers and school children from the fringes of Cumbria.

Commission Opportunity

We are looking for proposals for an installation and visitor activity for the exhibition which…

  • fits with the themes and inspires a creative response from the visitors.
  • Is a showstopper and accessible to all
  • The creative response might be a standalone activity in the space eg designing your farm for the future perhaps using an artist’s template or creating something to add to a large scale installation
  • Be in situ from 15 September – 27 November
For more details, click here to view the full information pack.