Salt Road in partnership with Herefordshire Council have been successful in their Arts Council England Grants for Arts Libraries Fund bid 2014/15 to commission a range of artists to respond to the Alfred Watkins collection of books and glass-plated photographs on bee keeping and the subject of bees and the environment. Outrider is a touring exhibition and engaged workshop program combining the new commissions with a library collection.

The funded commissions in this strand of Outrider include 4 artists’ commissions for Artists Books, one open commission and there are also 3 early stage career opportunities. The commissioned work will become part of the permanent collection of Hereford Library and the Hereford Museum Service. The tour begins September 2014 across Museums and Libraries in the West Midlands, including The Woolhope Room, Hereford; The Commandery, Worcester; Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham, and Haden Hill House Museum and Art Gallery, Sandwell.


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