Lucky to be a part of this event, really resonates with themes around art being for everybody, accessible to all, and also uses of public space that I've been thinking about. I'm wondering if the whole thing will get tagged up, I guess thats part of using public space though, and its certainly a very immediate form of art criticism.
The outdoor rolling exhibition Buy or Burgle It will run throughout December, from Saturday 2nd until 23rd December. It is located on the PRSC Outdoor Gallery on Jamaica Street. Make sure to pass by regularly as the exhibition will change daily, thus creating a rolling exhibition.
Buy or Burgle It is designed to provide an outlet for aspiring and established artists to showcase and sell their work, and to offer to the public the opportunity to purchase artworks at an affordable price. Displayed artworks can be purchased at the Stokes Croft China shop, open 7 days a week Mon-Sat 11-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm.
As well as providing a canvas for artists to exhibit their work and experiment with weatherproof techniques, the outdoor gallery aims to give local communities and passers-by a sense of ownership of the public space, challenging established ideas of private property and commercial enterprise. Hanging the work outside will mean it is vulnerable to vandalism and theft. Trust and respect are therefore central elements of this exhibition.
Come have look!