I am excited to be able to tell you that I have been accepted to be part of a photographic project with Art UK. The project is a ambitious lottery funded commission and will involve me travelling to museums up and down the country to photograph sculptures. Art UK Sculpture is a national project using digital and physical engagement to transform the way people access and learn about sculpture. Supported by a National Lottery grant, this highly ambitious initiative will digitise 150,000 sculptures from inside public collections and outdoors in the nation’s parks, streets and squares and display them on the Art UK website.
The Art UK website gives all public collections across the UK a shared digital infrastructure to showcase their artworks to audiences at home and abroad. The site was launched in February 2016, replacing an earlier offering hosted in partnership with the BBC known as Your Paintings. The BBC remains Art UK's lead project partner in a relationship that goes back nine years.On the Art UK website there are over 200,000 artworks from 3,200 collection venues across the UK. This is the work of 38,000 artists. Collections are also able to upload pre-digitised watercolours and other works on paper. For more information go to www.artuk.org.