Brush with success: Eight artists’ work set to dress shop windows - The Worcester Observer

Brush with success: Eight artists’ work set to dress shop windows

Worcester Editorial 9th Oct, 2020   0

CREATIVE artists whose work will dress the windows of shop units to create an outdoor gallery for Worcester’s city centre have been revealed.

Worcester City Council, Worcester BID and Severn Arts have commissioned eight artists to create engaging bespoke designs to dress the frontage of seven vacant retail units, as well as lower floor windows at The Hive library. These are designed to give inspiration and enjoyment to the city’s residents and visitors.

The chosen artists who are now hard at work on creating the city’s new Outdoor Gallery are Ivan Maxwell-Jones who will see his work on the former A Write Card shop in Broad Street, Mia Rawlinson whose art will adorn The Hive and Sarah Millin, Michelle Flint and Mark Riley whose work will be in the Hopmarket.

Cherrie Mansfield and Richard Nicholls will see their work at the former Individual Tailoring shop in The Foregate while Andrew Round and Yasmin Agilah Hood will have their efforts shown at a location to be confirmed.

The artworks will be installed from today (Friday) creating a colourful and striking Outdoor Gallery that will add to the vibrancy of Worcester’s city centre.

Coun Lucy Hodgson, chair of Worcester City Council’s Place and Economic Development Subcommittee, said: “As Worcester’s economy starts to recover from the impact of the lockdown it will be a real shot in the arm for shoppers, visitors and businesses to see beautiful creations that these eight local artists will be unleashing in our city centre.”

Laura Worsfold, CEO of Severn Arts, said: “We are really proud to be able to support artists and creative talent at this time and to bring some vibrancy back to Worcester’s empty shops to inspire and delight the people of Worcester as they return to work and the high street.”

Sam McCarthy, projects and marketing manager Worcester BID, said: “We are delighted to be working with such talented local artists to support the transformation of areas in the City Centre where there are empty shops. As part of the city’s recovery it is important that projects like this takes place to attract shoppers and visitors, while at the same time allowing social distancing.”


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