When you hear about an art exhibition do you ever get caught by thoughts that say…
“Art is just for rich people.”
“I don’t understand art.”
“How can art change the world or solve a problem?”
This art event with a difference defied many common assumptions people make about exhibitions, as pieces of artwork hung without frames, on temporary fencing, in an industrial studio space in Plymouth, for one night only.
At the end of April 2018 I was part of a group of up and coming artists who held our first pop-up exhibition at Street Factory. Street Factory is a social enterprise dance school, where Toby and Jo Gorniak teach “difficult to reach” youngsters rapping, DJing, breakdancing, beatboxing and graffiti art. They are planning to build an educational centre and hip hop theatre in this former brewery in Millbay. This urban art show helped to raise money towards their long term aims, of using hip hop to transform young lives.
If you want to see affordable photographic prints, fabric memorial collages, life-like animal portraits, stunning resin art and abstract acrylic paint flowing on canvas like chaotic, coloured energy then watch this now.
Prints and originals featured in the film are available direct from the the artists.
Artists in Order of Appearance:
(Emma works with Knapman Family Independent Funeral Directors to offer bespoke paintings based around a person’s life.)
Now I’d love to hear from you. What do you think about art exhibitions? Would you go to one in a disused brewery? Would you assume that you couldn’t afford to buy any art? (Greetings cards were available for £2.00!) What would encourage you to go to an event like this? Leave me a comment below.