Billboard Project, proposal for Tabernacle and number 10, 2005.


Artist Alan Dunn will develop a billboard poster project for The Tabernacle Arts Trust, presenting an eight-month programme (May-December 2005) of 12 new temporary posters from national and internationally acclaimed artists. Phase I will see a new panel installed on the wall of number 10, Golborne Road, London.

The Tabernacle Trust will research a Phase II of the project involving the handing of the curatorial baton onto an appropriate artist, based on an agreement between artist, commissioner and host venue, number 10. The curatorial trend of Phase I will be towards works that are slow-burning and thought-provoking rather than explicit or confrontational. Extensive use of websites to present supporting material to audiences, enabling each billboard work space to breath.

Billboard dimensions: 20x5ft, height from ground: 12ft. Building lies on route of Notting Hill Carnival (28-29 August 2005).

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The Tabernacle is an arts and arts education centre based in Notting Hill, North Kensington. The Tabernacle was built by Gordon Furlong in 1869 as North Kensington's first non-sectarian church. Having fallen into disrepair in the 1960s, the building was threatened with demolition by the local council. Following a massive outcry from the local community the building was bought by the council and converted into a community centre for the neighbourhood.

number 10 is a music venue, bar, member's club and restaurant on Golborne Road.


Alan Dunn graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago in 1991. He curated the Bellgrove Billboard Project in 1990 (including new works from Pavel Büchler, Douglas Gordon and writer Jim Kelman) and Liverpool Billboard Project in 1999 (Langlands & Bell, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Fiona Banner and Pierre Huyghe).

Recent projects include Anthology of Art at Ars Electronica, Linz and Akademie der Kunst, Berlin and HONOUR, a three-year suite of posterworks in Rio de Janeiro, Bergen and Liverpool. He is founder of the CANTaudio CD label and since 2001 has been Programme Manager for FACT, Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, on the webcasting project In 2004 he was shortlisted for the Comme Ca Art Prize and has written extensively for national journals.

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Commissioned by The Tabernacle Arts Trust. Presented in association with number 10 London.