An exhibition to celebrate Earth Hour
‘BIKES’ AN EXHIBITION OF ART
In response to Earth Hour 2018
at TAAG from Friday 23rd March to Thursday 29th March 2018
‘Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet and is organised by WWF engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. Earth Hour was famously started as a light-off event in Sydney Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.’(see www.earthhour.org)
This year Earth Hour falls on Saturday 24th March and the theme in Teignmouth is ‘Bikes’.
TAAG will be hosting an exhibition to which we invite contributions from artists. The exhibition will run from the 23rd to Thursday 29th - the day before Good Friday. Exhibits will be hung on Thursday 22nd March with the private view on Saturday 24th from 6pm. This is followed at 7.30pm by a bring a dish supper and some storytelling ‘Tales from the Saddle’. There is no charge to artists to exhibit with just a 20% commission on sales to help cover costs.
Artists are invited to take a broad approach to the subject matter. The group organising the events have been using the strap line ‘pedal ‘n’ pulse’ which I pass on for your interest and inspiration. So far a miniature skate park with ramps is being made by children as an interactive piece and several artists are looking at sculptures from bike parts. From what we are hearing so far it seems likely that there will be more interactive/moving parts of the exhibition than usual but we need a richness of creative thought and we are excited and interested to hear any of your ideas.
Please send a description and a picture or drawing of your exhibit giving all relevant details to: firstname.lastname@example.org and title your email Earth Hour 2018: Exhibit. We will need to have received details of your exhibit by 22nd February.
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