Friday, 18 November 2011

Press Release

Exhibition to show collaborative nature of Shropshire Artists

A group of Shropshire based artists and designers will be showcasing their work in an exhibition at The Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury from the 30th November to the 20th January 2012. ‘COLLABORATE’ will showcase a series of interdisciplinary projects which have been happening in Shrewsbury over the last six months. From fashion to film, branding to blurbs, the show documents a rising trend in skill sharing over monetary exchange.

“We are fortunate enough to have some really talented people on our doorstep in Shrewsbury. Through collaboration there are some really exciting new works being produced”, said Helen Foot, the exhibitions curator.

The projects are all live so the show will evolve over time, with work being added and taken away throughout the course of its opening. The public are also given the opportunity to revisit the gallery, to follow the steady progression of ideas and view resolved pieces at the end.

Exhibits include work by the ‘New Faces’, a group set up and nurtured by Sam Pooley of the hottest young designers in Shrewsbury. The group have designed all the branding for the exhibition. There is also new works by Richard Foot and Arron Fowler who recently formed R&A Collaborations following the success of their first two collaborative films being shown in The Power of Making exhibition at the V&A.

Arron said, “working in collaboration keeps your ideas fresh, helps you to understand your own practice and limitations and enables you to take risks that you might not have solo.”

The exhibition is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. 

For more information please contact Helen: e:, t: 07903103291 w:
The Creative Studio, Abbots House, Butcher Row, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UW

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