What is the Crescent Arts pop-up?

Crescent Arts will curate 3 exhibitions over the next 12 months, working with local artists to explore different themes.

They will be taking over empty retail units in the town centre to bring a new experience to the high street in a playful and artistic way that is accessible and owned by everyone taking part.

Find out about Crescent Arts, the producers behind the pop-in, and read more about the project below.

The Detail

The work program is a year-long project that will explore a series of inclusive and inspiring exhibitions led by incredible artists to explore community ideas and themes.  

The first exhibition is taking place in The Brunswick Shopping Centre with the theme of “PLACE”.  

Crescent Arts have commissioned nine artists Georgia High, Ro Hardaker, Rhiannon Kendall, Sarah Mole, Molly Newham, Aphra O’Connor, Kat Spence, Sommer Vass and Meg Wellington-Barratt an open call to respond to the theme.

Their work varies across mediums ranging from film, performance, ceramics, illustration, sculpture, writing and audio.

These diverse works highlight the nuances of the term and get audiences to reflect on what place means to them, whether real, a memory or imagined.

3rd June – 28th August 2021
Thursday to Saturday (10 am – 4 pm)

Crescent Arts will invite local artists to participate in future exhibitions and look to take over different empty units for each installation.  

Investment:  £9,000

Who will benefit?

Crescent Arts will offer artists from the community the opportunity to:-

  • Explore themes and connect with their own creativity in a supportive and inclusive environment to develop exhibitions
  • Offer artists a new way to bring their art into the high street in an inclusive way

Crescent Arts will give residents and visitors the opportunity to:-

  • Experience different themes based on the town to showcase work and ideas
  • Experience the high street in a new, safe and creative way
  • Connect with a sense of pride in the town
  • Experience a high-quality art experience
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