When we commission artists each year to make new work inspired by the Bupa Great North Run we want as many people to experience it as possible, so we were absolutely delighted that so many of you saw our 2013 programme. Over half a million of you in fact, with 500+ taking part in our education and engagement programme In Motion, supported by Northumbrian Water. And another 2.5 million people watched the BBC ONE coverage of the Run including this great round up of our programme featuring interviews with Paul Smith, Melanie Manchot and Great North Run Culture Director Beth Bate and Daisy de Villeneuve's Run Colour Run exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.
Looking ahead, 2014 promises to be an exciting year – in September, the Great North Run will be the first event of its kind in the world to reach 1 million finishes and we’re planning something big to celebrate… More on that in January, but first news that there’s another chance to see Melanie Manchot’s beautiful moving image work, Tracer in London this month.
Tracer will be screened at MOT International as part of When the Grid Goes Soft – Canadian artists Nathan and Cedric Bomford will construct an installation that will function as a sculptural form, as well as a framing device for the work of Melanie Manchot and Jakob Kolding – a Danish artist now based in Berlin whose work is included in numerous public collections including The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The exhibition is open from 14 December 2013 to 1 February 2014, and the private view is next Friday (13 December) from 6-8pm so if you missed Melanie’s stunning installation in the Woon Studio at BALTIC 39 this year now’s your chance to see the film.
Visit www.motinternational.com for more details and we hope to see some of you there next Friday.