FREE Exhibition at Home Hopper pop-up gallery, 11 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3RX on Saturday December 12 and Sunday December 13, 2015. Hull artist Sarah Mole presents five large-canvas paintings at a new pop-up gallery on Princes Avenue, Hull in December 2015.
Sarah’s textured artwork has recently been on exhibition at Pave in HU5. Now, she has created more original work to be displayed at this pop-up gallery event, the first exhibition to be held in the space. The venue is usually home to property lettings and property management company Home Hopper and proprietor Ian Dunn recently invited Sarah to come up with a way to use the space artistically.
Sarah said: “I’m very excited to be the first artist to have work on exhibition in this new pop-up space. Ian realised that I painted and asked me if I wanted to use the space. I have previous experience of working with other people to create similar temporary exhibition spaces and I am very aware that informal spaces like this provide people with a very unintimidating environment in which to experience art and emerging artists.”
In addition to Sarah’s work, the two day exhibition will also include live performances. Live music will be provided by The Speak Easy, who present acoustic performances from the region’s finest singer-songwriters in Hull, York and elsewhere. Actor Charlotte Sellers will read a new monologue by writer Dave Windass, entitled Fluidity, which responds to the art on exhibition. There will also be a movement piece, and lighting design by Diana Tanase.
“This is a wonderful way to bring art to more people, and get people through the doors that might not otherwise visit a gallery. Pop-up galleries are an example of people creating opportunities outside of traditional gallery spaces and it’s a great way of using buildings that might never have been used in this way before.
“This is an opportunity to display work in a way that might not be possible in more established galleries. I’d love to hear from other artists who would also like the same opportunity as I see this as the first of many such events.’
“Over the two days, we’re creating informal events for people to enjoy. It’s free to come in so I hope that as many people as possible do come, have a look, share a glass of mulled wine, and have a chat about what they see.”
Exhibition opening on Saturday, December 12th, 7-10pm with art on display, monologue reading and refreshments.
Open again Sunday, December 13, 1-4pm, with art on display, Speak Easy performance and monologue reading. Exact timings will be announced on twitter @whatiscollectiv