'Bideford Black - The Next Generation’ is a Burton Art Gallery project produced and curated in association with Flow Contemporary Arts and Claire Gulliver.

The Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford has secured Arts Council England funding to commission up to 8 artists and 1 film maker to make new works for the collection and to develop ways of using Bideford Black as a medium or an inspiration. The film maker is tasked with documenting the project process and outcomes.

Bideford Black is a unique pigment found only in Bideford, Devon, UK. This project connects the heritage of the area with the tradition of using it as an artist’s material, commissioning and documenting its use by contemporary artists as a way of developing a greater understanding of this rare material in a contemporary artistic context.

The commissions range from £2,000-£5,000 and the film maker fee is £6,500.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 12 noon, Friday 29th August.

For more information, including a full application details, download the artist brief or visit the Flow Projects website.