We have nearly finished renovating the Loft Meeting Space on the top floor of NN. Before we furnish it we are displaying maquettes, sketches and research materials by the three artists commissioned by Northampton Borough Council who have made new artworks North Gate Bus Station. NN were invited to act as consultants for the commissions and we are proud of the results – three new site-specific works by Catherine Bertola, Fiona Heron and Gudrun Haraldsdottir.
The new Bus Station is on the site of our much-missed old home of the Fishmarket so of course if anyone was going to bring contemporary art to that location, we wanted it to be us! The three works will welcome the 12 million visitors that will pass through the station and all have the history of the site as their starting point.
The Bus Station opens to the public for a viewing day tomorrow, Saturday 1 March, before coming into full use on Sunday 2 March. The display of research materials by Catherine, Fiona and Gudrun are on display in the Loft Meeting Space during our regular opening hours. Go up and have a look!