Qube is asking artists to bring in a piece of their original work for inclusion in a spontaneous ‘Pop-up’ Art Fair.
The snap decision to hold the event comes just days before another exhibition was due to open. This week should have seen the opening of ‘Fracture: WW1 to 21st Century Healing’ a digital installation celebrating the lives of Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt. But disaster struck in the final stages of production as the computer equipment went into meltdown. The artists worked round the clock trying to fix the problem but soon realised it would take several weeks. The event has now been re-scheduled for September.
In the meantime Qube were faced with what to do with an empty gallery. Arts Officer Charlotte Jackson said: “We’ve decided to turn disaster into opportunity and hold a Pop-up Art Fair.
It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this but we think it could be really good fun. People often come into the gallery asking if we can show their work, so this is a good chance for us to say, yes, bring something down…but make it snappy, you’ve only got a week before it opens.” Qube are offering an open invite to artists of any age or skill level to bring in a single piece of their original art in either 2d or 3d by Friday 27th March.
There is a £5.00 flat entry fee and the only restriction is that the piece is the artist’s original work, is available for sale and is ‘ready to hang’. The first Qube Pop-up Art Fair opens on Monday 30th March.
For more information please contact Charlotte Jackson, Arts Officer on 01691 656882, email firstname.lastname@example.org