This project explored and developed relationships between fiction and contemporary art. Writers from different backgrounds (fiction, poetry, academic) were invited to respond to an evolving touring exhibition of works that themselves had complex and diverse relationships to fiction.
The project was the basis of a study day at Tate Britain in October 2005 that further explored interplay between these fields of activity.
Funded by the Arts Council of England, the AHRB, and the University of Newcastle as well as participating venues, the project initiated 5 visual art commissions and 11 of new fiction. Work by 20 contemporary artists was shown alongside historic works from the collections of the Hatton and Huddersfield galleries. The exhibitions had an audience of 11,964 over a period of 163 days and were recommended in the Guardian Guide on several occasions. The book was previewed in Contemporary Magazine no.70.
Book published by ARTicle Press ISBN 1-873352-83-2Touring and Evolving Exhibition, Interactive website (retired), Artists commissions, New writing commissions, Study Day,