Landscape Rebels Art Projects Panel

2 Feb 2022

By Eleanor Root and Emma Roodhouse, Collections and Learning Curators

Ipswich Museums Service would like your ideas to shape our next round of artist projects!

‘Landscape Rebels’ is our next exhibition at Christchurch Mansion, opening in October 2022. The exhibition will explore Suffolk’s changing landscape, how that change has been shown artists and asks ‘can art help tackle the climate crisis?’

As a part of this exhibition, we want artists to explore the climate crisis, biodiversity, history, art, and creativity through a series of paid art projects.

What Would Be Expected?

As a member of the panel, you would help shape the themes for the artist’s brief. To do this, you would join meetings with other people to discuss plans for the artist projects.

The brief is a document that we will share with artists for them to base their project on. Briefs set out the themes, deadlines, budget and other information for artists.

You would offer your ideas and thoughts about what the artist projects should look like and help us write the brief for artists. The artists might be painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, performers… or some other kind of artist!

We would like the artists to explore themes of climate crisis and biodiversity to link to the exhibition.

Colchester + Ipswich Museums are seeking people with different life experiences to broaden our thinking and improve representation in the work we do. We particularly welcome applications from D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people, People of Colour, young people and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Panel members must be aged 16 or over and commit to attending all four meetings.

A painting showing a girl in a green coat and hat sat on a beach. A light coloured dog is sitting next to her. In the distance is the sea

‘The Beach at Shingle Street, Aldeburgh’ by Constance Agnes Winn (1888–1984)


The project will start in late February 2022 and finish in September 2022, there will be four meetings in total. Three meetings will be online, and one will in person meeting in Ipswich town centre.

The dates for the meetings will be set with the panel to make sure everyone is able to come along. The meetings will be on a weekday evening.



We value your time and ideas. To reflect this, we will pay each person £60 for each meeting they attend.


How To Get Involved

If you’d like to be involved, please send us a short message to explain why you’re interested before Thursday 17th February 2022. This can be sent via:

+   Voice note – please keep this to around a minute and send to Eleanor’s What’s App (07971 096011)

+   Written message – please keep this to no more than 100 words and email to Eleanor (, or send via a What’s App message (07971 096011)


Background To Ipswich Museums

Ipswich Museums are part of Colchester + Ipswich Museums Service and include Ipswich Museum, Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion. In recent years, Christchurch Mansion has hosted major exhibitions from ‘Kiss & Tell’, and ‘Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk’, to ‘Power of Stories’ featuring costumes from the Marvel blockbuster, ‘Black Panther’. It is this prestigious gallery which will host ‘Landscape Rebels’ in the Autumn of 2022.


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