September 25th, 2016

Pop-up gallery in Kingfisher Shopping Centre to lift lid on Redditch’s ‘Scour Project’

Pop-up gallery in Kingfisher Shopping Centre to lift lid on Redditch’s ‘Scour Project’ Pop-up gallery in Kingfisher Shopping Centre to lift lid on Redditch’s ‘Scour Project’

FROM August, visitors to the Kingfisher Centre can learn about local art, heritage and culture while they shop.

The Scour Project, which has been running at Forge Mill in various forms since April, will be coming to the Kingfisher Centre from August 1-13.

The gallery will be popping up in the old ‘Bank’ shop, 18 Walford Walk (opposite Pep & Co.) for passing shoppers to peruse and will feature artworks from the Scour Exhibition based on Forge Mill and the needle industry as well as showing off some special needle ‘graffiti’ style hangings.

The work created by the public during the workshops will also be shown and visitors can chat to project artists Keith Ashford and Liz Turner.

The gallery will be open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Artist Elizabeth said: “Over the course of the last few month’s lots of hard work has gone into the project from both myself, Keith, guest artists and most importantly the public who have helped in creating the artwork, so it’s great that we’ll be able to show it off.”

Keith added: “The pop up gallery is a great way to showcase everything we’ve learned about this element of the heritage and culture in Redditch. Pop in to the gallery if you’re shopping and learn something new about the Town.”

Huw Moseley, arts development and events officer, said: “It’s great the exhibition is in the town centre as it provides an opportunity for a wider audience to view the works.”

The project is being supported by a £15,000 investment from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Additional funding is also being provided by Redditch Borough Council and Redditch School of Art Trust via Redditch Arts Council.

The exhibition will be moving to the Palace Theatre on September 6.

For more information and to see updates on the project go to www.forgemill.org.uk or take a look at the project blog https://scourforgemill.wordpress.com

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