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 by Will Mason  | Category: Art 

An opportunity for an artist/designer to design six flag to be flown on top of the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
Currently on the roof of the Usher Gallery are six flagpoles, used to fly national, local and artist designed flags. The Gallery sits half way up the hill below Lincoln Cathedral, the building and flags can be seen from over a mile away on the drive into Lincoln from the south.

Expression of Interest

For this site-specific commission we are looking for an artist/designer whose practice fits well with or subverts the aesthetics of flags and regalia. The work needs to be bold and visually striking, making a visual statement that the building stands for creativity in the region. You do not need to have any previous experience working with flag designs.

Extra Information

This commission comes with an artist fee of £700 plus a stipend of £100 for a site visit.
We will cover the production values for six digitally printed flags.
On completion of work, the designs will become part of the permanent Collection of The Collection and Usher Gallery. The flag designs will be retained by the gallery for future reproduction and display, allowing us to build a collection of artist designed flags for the gallery.

Background information about The Usher

The Usher Gallery is Lincolnshire’s premier art gallery, officially opened in 1927 following a bequest to the City by Lincoln jeweller James Ward Usher. The Usher Gallery combines displays from its
permanent collections of fine arts, decorative arts and horology, enhanced by loans of acclaimed works from national collections, with a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions.
The Usher Gallery joined together with the adjacent archaeological museum to form The Collection in 2005. The Collection is Lincolnshire’s museum for art and archaeology, housed in two buildings in the heart of historic Lincoln.


Deadline for applications: 30th May 2017, 5:00pm
Artists informed of decision: 9th June
Site visit: w/c 12th June
Design deadline: 3rd July
Installation: w/c 17th July
Flags duration: w/c 17th July - 15th January 2018

Application Process

For your proposal, we would like to see how your previous work shows an aesthetic that may translate well to flag design. (The selected candidate will then be asked to provide 6 new designs digitally.)
To do this we need:
1. Six images of previous work, Images should be no smaller than 200k and absolutely no larger than 1.8mb in size. As all images are projected for judging purposes, we require a maximum resolution of 72dpi and pixel dimensions of 1024 pixels wide (if in landscape) or high (if in portrait).
2. A written proposal (maximum 500 words) - Think about how your work fits with our description 'bold and visually striking and have a graphic design element', and how your work would complement our building and work visually from a distance.
3. 1 A4 page C.V

Application Process

Please send your proposal to please include "App Flag 1" in the subject of the email.
Or by post to Ashley Gallant, The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP



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