A miniature version of London’s Tate Modern art gallery is set to visit the MK Gallery as part of its 10th anniversary tour.
The initiative from arts charity Creative Future enables disabled artists, those who have experienced homeless and mental illness, and other under-represented groups in the artworld to have their work seen by over 100,000 people.
With this exposure, the charity aims to make a real difference in arts programming and to curators in raising the profile of artists that face multiple social barriers that affect the creation, production and showcasing of their work.
The gallery within a gallery is a tiny replica of the iconic UK arts institution. This year’s special 10th anniversary tour takes the show into a new digital direction, projecting the artwork from inside the pop-up gallery onto the walls of the four national venues included in the tour.
The exhibited artworks were selected by a panel of arts industry professionals, including Jo Bushnell, Gallery Director of Aspex, Mark Jones, Gallery Owner of Art of Treason, Dominque De-Light, Director of Creative Future, and Victoria Mayes, Head of Learning, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. One of the works on show is by artist Danika McElroy who recently explored her art and mental health on BBC Three.
Visitors can also pick their favourite artwork to help select which artists will receive their share of £850 in cash prizes, over £2,000 in artist development prizes including mentoring/professional development, online art retail shop profiles, and participation in a group exhibition at Aspex Gallery in Autumn 2019.
50 individual donors came together from across the UK to donate a total of £1580 to ensure the 10th anniversary tour went ahead.
Tight Modern will be on show at MK Gallery until 24 February.