We have had a busy week working and next week will be much the same with half term break plus the Town Centre Day but you may have noticed something happening in town.
You can find out more about these pop-up galleries right here including the artists who are taking part. The work will only be exhibited until June 5 2009 but the images and artists information will remain on here.
The exhibitions are part of our Town Centre Day programme (previous info available here).
jelly, with the help of Reading artists, will be helping anyone and everyone who wants to become an Artist for the day. To celebrate 20 years of the Children’s Festival we want to create a town full of artists and artists in the making for the day. The event is free and will take place in Town Hall Square culminating in a mass art exhibition and changing the face of Reading for the day.
The exhibition of works created on the day will take place using the railings around Town Hall Square and the John Soane monument and through the Bristol and West Arcade complemented by window exhibitions of works by some of the artists who are helping us.
All this has been made possible by the generous help and support of Reading artists, Reading people and businesses, including picnic, Cream Design, Reading UK CIC, Reading Borough Council Voluntary Sector Support Unit, Sainsbury’s, Haslams, Fryer Holt, Brook Henderson, MUSE Developments and Hicks Development Ltd.
Come along and join us on the day and help us Change the face of Reading.
Tomorrow is the last day of LOVE IS AWESOME at Gallery 10, 10 Gun Street
Love is Awesome, Gallery 10
We (jelly) along with Zoe Funge Smith (Rogues Gallery) have been guardians of this beautiful space since June 2008 in which time we have had 12 shows with over 100 artists. All the exhibitions were put together by the artists themselves and offered a diverse programme.
knitted boxing gloves by Rachel Matthews
Exhibitors have included arjeea21 (first show), 2minutes more, Whiteknights Studio Trail, Art Junction, Human Magpies, On Our Watch, Cake, Deep Filled and Love is Awesome (final show)
stamping station for love tokens, Love is Awesome
There will be a new space to fill this gap soon, watch this space for details but we have loved every minute of it and want to thank Danny Fraifield, Greg Muden (Purple Turtle) and Steve Tait for their generosity in giving this space over to the artists in Reading.
Love is Awesome
LOVE IS AWESOME, Gallery 10, 10 Gun Street, Reading
Show open 11am – 6pm Friday 27th February,
It’s been a little while since we have updated anything on here but it has been lovely in between that time to receive comments on here and emails. It’s not that we haven’t anything to say because we always do but it is that we have been caught up doing many things. Those things will be updated on here shortly so you can see what we are up too.
Working across the community means that we get to share great things and sometimes we are given little treats like colds from the people we work with so we have had a few weeks of work rotation as we have all been through the illness cycle so that means if you came to a workshop expecting Jo you may have met Ella, or when you were expecting Sarah you may have been with Suzanne but that is one thing about the way we are. We all bring our own skills to the jelly party, learn from each other and are all pretty much capable of working together to do the best that we can.
We will add extra pages to this temporary site soon so you can find out a little more about all of us who are here now and information about some of the jellies that have been before, some of who you will recognise from posts below.