Bristol museum in plea for votes to attract artist Gavin Turk
PEOPLE are being urged to vote to give the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery the chance to host a renowned artist in time for the city’s Museums at Night event.
The gallery has been short-listed in a national competition, which, if it wins, could see Gavin Turk create a new piece in the museum for its opening in the evening of May 16.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is one of four museums nationally competing to win the unique prize.
The museum which gathers the most votes online will win the opportunity to work with Mr Turk and develop his magic carpet idea.
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Julie Finch, head of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives, said: “It would be tremendous if we won.
“Gavin Turk’s magic flying carpet event would complement our mystical evening of Egyptian-themed encounters, which we have already planned to mark Museums at Night.”
Visitors to the Museums at Night event will be able to see the Pharaoh: King of Egypt exhibition and explore the museum’s Egyptian and Assyrian galleries.
They will also be able to view a collection of watercolours by Giovanni Belzoni and see the No Borders contemporary art exhibition, including the large-scale photographs of Cairo by Hala Elkoussy.
Ms Finch added: “If you also fancy an evening ride on a magic carpet and the chance to experience a journey of fun, excitement and thrills, then vote for Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on the Culture24 website.”
Voting closes at 5pm on Tuesday March 5. To vote visit: www.culture24.org.uk/placestogo/museumsatnight/art420742