The Big Street Exhibition At Harborough Theatre Market Harborough
6th November 2009
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Showcasing the culmination of a ‘Drawing Inspiration’ project at Roman Way Community Centre, a service for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities.
Creative sessions led by artists Liz Anelli, Heather Wharam and Gizella Warburton, explored interpretations of Harborough buildings and streets through printmaking, textiles and collage, and digital media.
As part of ‘The Learning Revolution’, the project also supported the artists in mentoring art students who are just beginning their careers in the creative industries, and giving them hands on experience of planning and delivering creative workshops, alongside staff and volunteers at Roman Way.
The Harborough Artist Cluster (HAC) is an artist-led group that promotes the work of visual artists and crafts people within the Harborough District, Leicestershire. We are involved in local arts activities including Open Studios, Art in shop Windows, exhibitions, drawing events and school workshops.
This exhibition also presents the fantastic artworks created during a series of ‘Big Draw 2009’ events in and around Market Harborough, including 2D, 3D and on-screen illustrated maps of Market Harborough Town Centre, focusing on past, present and imagined shops, buildings and people.
The project was initiated with members of HAC leading classes in six local primary school sessions to create their own drawn, textured, painted, collaged and constructed artworks describing our town centre - the High Street, imagined new roads with shops, entertainment centres, busy roads and people. This was continued and added to at the free Family Arts Activity area in the town centre Memorial Gardens, as part of ‘Arts Fresco’ Street Performance Day in September including some amazing street performers and dramatic textured skies..
(featured on the Campaign for Drawing website;
and Arts Fresco website )
The exhibition is free and open to the public from November 7th – 28th
Please contact 07906 206255 for opening times.

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