Sun, Oct 29|
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Artist Presentation & Discussion for ROUNDABOUT
An invitation to the public to join us at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and listen to chosen artist proposals on how they intend to regenerate the Chapel Ash underpass plus take part in an open forum and workshops where you can ask questions and put forward ideas.
Time & Location
Oct 29, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU, UK
About the event
An invitation to the public to join us at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on 29th October 11am-12:30pm as part of our new ROUNDABOUT project following the Artist Open Call. Come and listen to the chosen artist proposals on how they intend to regenerate the Chapel Ash underpass plus take part in an open forum and workshops where you can ask questions and put forward ideas to the community board and artists.
We want to hear from graffiti artists, local groups, and businesses who already use the Chapel Ash Roundabout. All thoughts and questions will be listened to and supported where possible. It is also an opportunity for local performers and artists, who may want to respond with micro-commissions later in the project, to learn about what themes and mediums will be explored in the space.
This event is taking place in The Georgian Room at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and light refreshments will be provided. Please get in touch if you have any questions or want to discuss the project with our team.
Let's create an event city!
More information about ROUNDABOUT:
We are delighted to tell you that we have been successful in securing Arts Council England funding with additional match from our partners, to deliver a public art project through three artist commissions with mid-career-established artists from the West Midlands.
This project directly aligns with the Wolverhampton City Councils cultural action zone and event city strategy.
The ambition of this project is to drive footfall between a public space and the rest of the city, cross promoting and germinating organically between the public space outcomes, and the councils’ resources and infrastructures. The ambition is not only to work with stakeholders of the city to provide new spaces for programming but also signposting through the council's resources, drawing together different audiences.
This 12-month project brings together Wolverhampton City Council, Art Gallery (WAG) and representatives from 8 community groups or organisations. During 2-month residencies at Asylum Art gallery, 3 artists will create a layer for the space, collaborating with the community board.The board will commission local creatives and invite their communities to test different uses for the space at the end of each residency, and a large community-led unveiling at the end of the project. At the end of the residencies, the process, the concepts and designs, elements of the outcomes and other works that are relevant from the artists practises will be showcased at Wolverhampton Art Gallery after a final community led event.
This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
Find out more via the Discursive Spaces tab on our website.