“WE ARE MOVING”
233-269 HIGH STREET ARCHIVE

de Ferrieres Gallery, cafe and atrium spaces, The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham: Saturday 16th January – Saturday 20th February
Preview and publication launch: Saturday 16th January, 3.00 – 5.00pm
Public symposium: Friday 12th February, 1.30 – 5.00pm

Exhibition entry free-of-charge; symposium admission £5.00

Project contributors: Sarah Bowden (curator); Mike Ward (photography); Lucy Gresley (archive); Elaine Fisher (artist-in-residence); Will Lindley (artist-in-residence); Vicky Hodgson (video); Naomi Mulligan (narration); Ira Hoffecker (painting and sculpture); Tony Clancy (video); Lauren Bridges (photography); Jon Andriessen (audio and website); Andrew Morrison (publication design & print)

“We Are Moving” is an exhibition of photographs, recordings, archive material and artistic responses to changes taking place on Cheltenham’s Lower High Street as it undergoes redevelopment, an observation of the evolution of space and place.

The symposium that accompanies the exhibition will discuss who and what the 21st century High Street is for, in the context of the transformation of Cheltenham’s urban landscape, exploring the idealism of past times and the possibility of future public environments that are both for and not-for commerce.

Symposium speakers: Jessie Brennan (Regeneration! Conversations, Drawings, Archives and Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens), Douglas Murphy (The Architecture of Failure), and Julian Dobson (How to Save Our Town Centres: A Radical Agenda for the Future of High Streets)

The symposium is taking place on Friday 12th February, 1.30pm-5pm. Ticket reservations are available for £5.00 at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/we-are-moving-the-future-of-the-high-street-tickets-20136078553

A hand-bound publication that accompanies the exhibition is available at the launch event and from The Wilson’s shop for £5.00. Symposium attendees receive a free copy of the publication. More information at https://lhsarchive.wordpress.com/

The 233-269 High Street Archive was supported by Cheltenham Community Pride.

 

THE WILSON Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
Cheltenham
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431
http://www.thewilson.org.uk

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