Connect10: Meet the ten artists in the Museums at Night 2012 competition

| 09 January 2012
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Connect10 voting is now open, go to our new voting index page
to vote for the best events at your preferred venue.

Culture24's new project for Museums at Night, Connect10, matches ten contemporary artists with ten museums and galleries for a series of special one-off Museums at Night events over the weekend of May 18,19 and 20 2012.

Museums and galleries were invited to look at Culture24's list of ten and decide which artist they would like, what they would like them to do and why they think their museum or gallery would be a good place to host them.

The deadline for museums to come up with their ideas and make their applications has now passed and voting is now open.

As well as being a great audience development opportunity for venues to motivate their fans and visitors to bring an exciting artist to their town, the Connect10 project will also result in some innovative and entertaining Museums at Night events right across the UK.

Apart from winning the artist, each succesful venue will receive a £500 bursary to help them stage their event, while those that don't win an artist will still receive £100 to support an alternative Museums at Night event.

Meet the Connect10 artists below: Click each name to read the artist's profile, the venues in the running for their services and to vote.

a photo of Claire Barclay
Claire Barclay, futuristic Scottish sculptor whose carefully balanced installations have been exhibited in Tate Britain and Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery.

a photo of Sam Bompass and Harry Parr (Image and Illustration Credit Carl Palmer and Emma Rios)
Bompas & Parr, the Jellymongers, create spectacular culinary experiences ranging from architectural jellies to lakes of cocktails.

a photograph of Ryan Gander
Ryan Gander, provocative installation artist whose Artangel commission in a Hoxton warehouse provided clues for visitors to solve a mystery.


a photograph of John Mcgregor
Jon McGregor, award-winning novelist and short story writer, author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even The Dogs.

a photo of Polly Morgan
Polly Morgan, contemporary taxidermist whose poignant installations have been collected by Kate Moss.

a black and white portrait photograph of Terry O'Neill
Terry O’Neill, fashion and rock photographer renowned for iconic images of Hollywood stars and bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

a photograph of Martin Parr at Butlins in 1998 Courtesy Martin Parr
Martin Parr, Magnum documentary photographer whose pictures tell stories of leisure, consumption and communication.

a photo of Simon Roberts ® Francesco Niccolai
Simon Roberts, landscape and documentary photographer who spent a year crossing Russia and was Official Artist of the 2010 General Election.

a photo of Bob and Roberta Smith at an event at the Barbican Courtesy Bob and Roberta Smith
Bob & Roberta Smith, sign-painter, activist and installation artist who uses text on recycled signs and floorboards.


a photo of Susan Stockwell smiling in front of one of her artworks. Courtesy INIVA
Susan Stockwell, creator of beguiling installations, drawings and films commenting on globalisation and colonisation, often using recycled materials.

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