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Warwickshire Artsweek  1st 16th July 2006

Our 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.


Sally Carpenter

Oxfam 57 Warwick Street,               Leamington Spa                                      _       


Rosemary Keep

Barnados 10 Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa


Dorothy Biddle & Grace Newman

Cancer 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.

For more information see www.warwickshireartsweek.co.uk