We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
Newcastle University and English Heritage have created a new partnership to offer an exceptional opportunity for an artist working in any medium and taking any approach to their practice to respond to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. The Belsay estate consists of an empty, atmospheric, neoclassical country house; fourteenth century castle and grade 1 listed historic landscape that includes quarry gardens situated in the North East, 15 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, and managed by English Heritage.
The Artist Fellowship is an exciting, new opportunity for an artist to contribute to the teaching of Fine Art students at the ground-breaking Fine Art Department, where you will be based, and to research, and create significant new temporary artwork/s for Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens. A budget of up to £50,000 has been identified to produce the commission, which will need to include all production/project costs, installation, de-installation, technical equipment and /or specialist assistance etc. We are open to all artistic approaches within the broad field of the visual arts so long as you are ready to creatively respond to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens and to make artwork/s that will engage and excite its many visitors. You will work alongside the staff and students of the Fine Art Department and the English Heritage team at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens creating new artwork/s rooted in your own interest and practice.