Proud to be part of Plus Tate
Tate has announced that sixteen institutions have joined the contemporary visual arts network, Plus Tate, and Modern Art Oxford is one of them.
“They join the original cohort of eighteen partners, plus the four Tate galleries, to virtually double the size of the group. In 2010, Plus Tate was launched to share collections and expertise and build a network which would use Tate’s resources to strengthen the contemporary visual arts ecology in the UK. The expansion comes in the wake of the Warwick Commission Report which highlighted the importance of building strong arts organisations outside London.
The decision to extend the Plus Tate network was announced in September 2014 and applications were received through an open process in which premium was placed on a strong artistic vision, a focus on contemporary art, outstanding public programming and a commitment to local community engagement through art.
The network will now have greater geographic spread across the UK with three new venues being added in Northern Ireland, The Fruitmarket Gallery joining in Scotland and Artes Mundi in Wales. Three London venues have also been added.”
Nicholas Serota said: ‘Expanding the network will significantly change Plus Tate’s texture. These are all organisations that contribute to their local community but which have a national profile. The larger network will bring different kinds of experience into the pool and facilitate greater cooperation between partners.’
The new partners are:
Artes Mundi in Cardiff
Camden Arts Centre
Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester
Chisenhale Gallery in London
The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh
Golden Thread in Belfast
Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston
John Hansard Gallery in Southampton
The MAC Belfast
MK Gallery in Milton Keynes
Modern Art Oxford
The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland
the South London Gallery
and Spike Island in Bristol.
They join the original eighteen partners which are:
Arnolfini, BALTIC, Cornerhouse/HOME, firstsite, Glynn Vivian, Grizedale Arts, The Hepworth Wakefield, Ikon, Kettle’s Yard, mima, MOSTYN, Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange, Nottingham Contemporary, The Pier Arts Centre, Towner, Turner Contemporary, Whitworth Art Gallery, Wysing, plus the four Tate galleries.
For more information on Plus Tate, please click here.