Walk This Way- Pop-up Art Gallery
Creative Peterborough & Peterborough Presents invite you to come and take a walk on the wild side with them as new arts initiative aims to give Peterborough audiences a new perspective on their city
On the 23rd of May, as part of The Green Festival, Creative Peterborough, has alongside over 30 other artists, created Walk this Way a series of free events and projects all designed to get those attending to see, discover and appreciate their city in a different light.
The project, which is part of the three year programme devised by Peterborough Presents, starts with a set of quirky and unusual Peterborough walking tours led by some very remarkable tour guides. The tours will see participants encountering a variety of unusual, extraordinary and quirky experiences which include a pop up art gallery, street theatre, poetry footbridge and even the opportunity to have your feet massaged and washed. More information on this below, Please do keep an eye out on this page and also on our facebook page and twitter @CreativePboro for developments.
WALK THIS WAY- POP-UP ART GALLERY
The back of St John’s on the outside of the Church going onto the green space of St John’s square, will become a pop-up art gallery with 12 artists of all disciplines presenting a shoe or a pair of shoes. These will include shoes that have been mosaicked, painted or bejewelled. These will be presented on Plinths and the audience can come up close to the work and walk around them.
To draw people toward this pop-art gallery there will be a large scale installation that hi-lights the scale of consumerism around shoes in the UK and also pays homage to the ritual of shoes being thrown onto telephone wires throughout the world. This piece will be interactive and again the audience can come close and even walk under it. Some of the artists will be there during the day so you can talk to them about the work and find out more about their work and the creative community in Peterborough.
Where: St John’s The Baptist Church and St John’s square, city centre Peterborough
When: 23rd of May 2015