project for 2006 was to respond to various charities, placing work
within their shops. During the fortnight of Warwickshire Artsweek a
number of charity shops in Leamington agreed to host an artist
from The Edge, each of whom made work in response to either the
contents of the shop or the ideology of the charity.
The intention was that the
challenge of working in this way would prompt some interesting art
making, whilst the shops would benefit by attracting extra visitors.
The shops had an entry in the Leamington town arts trail as
well as the Artsweek website and brochure. The shops
taking part displayed both the Artsweek and The Edge logos
in their windows to show their involvement.
57 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa
10 Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa
Biddle & Grace Newman
Research 26 Bedford Street, Leamington Spa
Warwickshire Artsweek is a
biannual celebration of the visual arts and crafts held across the
county when all artists and craftspeople show their work in a
variety of spaces including galleries, open studios and more unusual
venues. The week is supported by a range of other activities such as
talks and workshops.
Venues hosting artists will
receive publicity through the Artsweek website and brochure.
Leamington is expected to have its own arts trail which will detail
the places taking part.
The week is supported by The Arts
Council, Warwickshire County Council and the five district councils.