Anna Francis - The Year of Finding Spaces in the City for Art

2008 will be the year to investigate spaces in the city for art. As part of the investigation into the impact that art and cultural activity can have on our changing cities, at least 12 (approx. one a month) projects will be taking place in spaces around our cities.

Part one is an investigation into no. 4 Broad St, stoke-on-Trent (AirSpace Gallery) and part two is an investigation into no. 204. Gloucester Rd. Bristol (Windows 204).

Art and cultural activity are now being accepted as important factors in the regeneration of our cities; however, there is a sense that some governing bodies are viewing such activities as a cure-all, while others are yet to fully take on board the benefits of building art into their plans in a meaningful way. The investigations in Stoke-on-Trent and Bristol will show up the differences and similarities between the two places, and the reactions which the public are having to the artistic activities being undertaken there. This window twinning event marks the start of an ongoing project for Francis, examining the inherent problems of finding adequate and appropriate research methodologies for measuring the impact and success of public art activities (in their broadest sense.)

The findings from No. 204 will be displayed in the window of No. 4, and vice-versa. The No. 204, Bristol project will be installed on Saturday, 16th February, and the No. 4 Stoke-on-Trent project will be installed on Wednesday, 20th February, 2008.

Part One : Sat 16 Feb 2008 Window 204, 204 Gloucester Rd. Bristol.
Part Two : Wed 20 Feb 2008 AirSpace Gallery, 4, Broad St. Stoke-on-Trent. Both parts will be visible all day in the window of each venue.

Image, right: Window 204 and AirSpace Gallery.
Anna Francis - The Year of Finding Spaces in the City for Art

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