MEANTIME was a space for the development and production of contemporary art in central Cheltenham from 2007 to 2014, presenting a year-round programme of artist-residencies, exhibitions, workshops, discussions and live events such as music, film and performance. MEANTIME supported artists to experiment and realise new work, and offered a resource for engagement in and discussion around current art practice. MEANTIME occupied a mid-point, neither an artist’s studio nor a gallery, but an active workspace somewhere between.
Exhibition proposals are being accepted for a new iteration of MEANTIME at Hardwick Gallery, a new initiative within the refurbished Hardwick campus at the University of Gloucestershire. The gallery will present a programme of public exhibitions, talks, workshops and discussions, and offers both a learning environment and a new regional centre to experience contemporary art.
The public programme at Hardwick Gallery is co-ordinated by Sarah Bowden, the former director of MEANTIME. At Hardwick Gallery, Sarah intends to build on MEANTIME’s commitment to artistic development and active public engagement, exploring the possibilities of a new model of institutional practice combining education and research with an outward facing artist-led initiative to create a rigorous and experimental context.
See here for proposal guidelines.