A new exhibition opening in Brunswick Shopping brought to you by Crescent Arts brings together nine artists, responding to the theme place. It asks what does ‘place’ look like? How do we define it, how do we value the places that we live/visit/dream of? It combines a range of artists from across the North Yorkshire and Humber region, who use various mediums from moving image, crochet, audio, performance and illustration. They responded to a micro-commission call out that was launched during the third lockdown and has now manifested in this exhibition.
The artists involved are Georgia High, Ro Hardaker, Rhiannon Kendall, Sarah Mole, Molly Newham, Aphra O’Connor, Kat Spence, Sommer Vass, Meg Wellington-Barratt and an eye-catching window display has been created by Jade Blood. Having the exhibition in Brunswick Shopping Centre, offers a new and interesting way of using empty shops in a creative manner. The pandemic has made us think of more alternative spaces and methods of bringing art and culture to the town, and this is the first in an iteration of exhibitions that will think about public space and art in Scarborough. A series of events and exhibitions will accompany the PLACE exhibition, so make sure to keep an eye on the Crescent Arts website and social media accounts. Crescent Arts curator, Martha Cattell comments: ‘Bringing art to Brunswick Shopping Centre is a really positive opportunity for Scarborough as it offers a chance to rethink how art is shown in the town and the exhibition showcases the vast range of talent that is in the area.’ Quote from artist Molly Newham: “I am excited to share my work in the PLACE micro-commission by Crescent Arts. In my practice I often draw upon the places I have long associations with such as my hometown Scarborough. This micro-commission has given me the chance to develop my research into Scarborough’s reality as a sunny seaside resort, yet also as a deprived town. I am looking forward to hearing people's thoughts on the work.”
3rd June to 28th August 2021, Thursday - Saturday, 10am-4pm Unit 12, Brunswick Shopping Centre, Brunswick Pavilion, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1UE Free entry
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In challenging times, with the dual impact of Covid-19 pandemic and the culmination of the Brexit negotiations, Crescent Arts is embarking on the next phase of its development, reaffirming its mission to be a vibrant creative hub rooted in Scarborough: responding to the need for equity and social justice by nurturing diverse artistic talent, connecting people to art and artists, making contemporary visual arts publicly accessible through meaningful participation and enjoyment, and working to address the climate crisis and support climate justice. It has established an exciting new partnership with Scarborough Museums Trust, and will co-produce public programme of exhibitions, workshops, artist’s talks and residencies. http://www.crescentarts.co.uk For more information about the artists: Georgia High (Insta: @natilitygin) Ro Hardaker (Insta: @ger.hl) http://www.rohardaker.co.uk Rhiannon Kendall (Insta: @rhiannonkendallartist) https://www.curatorspace.com/artists/rhiannonkendall?page=1 Sarah Mole (Insta: @whatiscollective) https://whatiscollective.co.uk Molly Newham (Insta: @mollynewham.art) Aphra O’Connor (Insta:@aphraoconnor) https://www.aphraoconnor.co.uk Kat Spence (Insta: @ _katspence) https://kathrynspence96.wixsite.com/mysite Sommer Vass (Insta: @vasssommer) https://www.sommervass.co.uk Meg Wellington-Barratt (Insta: @bonjourmeg) https://meganwellington.com Jade Blood (Insta: @jadelblood) https://jadeblood.hotglue.me/?hibes