Bedford Artist Kristian Purcell wins Winter Mini- Commission



Bedford Artist Kristian Purcell wins Winter Mini- Commission


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The Mini Commissions are open to professional and amateur artists, curators and producers living in the Bedfordshire area who have a good idea that aligns with our artistic policy. Each season we award £500 to the applicant with the best idea and work with them to make it happen.

The Winter Mini Commission was awarded to Kristian Purcell, a Bedfordshire based artist, who is pushing the boundaries of his art practice by making a self portrait as a public act. Kristian will recreate his studio in an empty shop window in Bedford town centre. Turning the notion of public exhibition of work on his head Kristian will invite the audience to see him while he paints himself under the public gaze. Kristian will be undertaking his self portrait on the 18th & 19th February in a town centre location. Visit our website to find out more or follow #shopstudio to find out where this will be taking place. We would like to extend our thanks to Stimpson Eves for working with us to find a suitable location to host this project.

The deadline for applications for the Spring Mini – Commission is on the 30th March 2012. For an application pack please email us with ‘Mini-Commission’ in the subject heading.

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