A group of over 30 artists are putting on a series of exhibitions in a shop at Wood Street Indoor Market from February 4th to April 28th 2012. The pop-up gallery will host 11 exhibitions in 12 weeks. The project is called Turnaround – referencing the hoped-for regeneration of the Market, the fast turnaround time of the exhibitions and also the idea of saying “come over here and take a look”. Because the space is completely made up of windows and the first show was hung facing outwards the title also alludes to seeing both the front and back of the hanging works.
The artwork for the exhibition series includes painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance, video & sound works, installation, textiles, mixed media & crafts, bookarts, music and poetry. The Turnaround exhibitions only last 1 week each so you’ll have to be quick to catch them!
The artists are all members of Waltham Forest Arts Club, a group of over 300 amateur & professional artists, writers, creatives and musicians based in Waltham Forest that meets monthly to organise exhibitions and community projects.
Most of the work is for sale at affordable prices. Please email or ask at the space for the contact details of the artist to arrange a purchase.
Because art regenerates and creates cultural and social opportunities this series of exhibitions has made for fantastic promotion of the Market and the Wood Street area as well as given much needed exposure to the Arts Club and the individual artists. The pop-up gallery and the 20 other new creative practices and cafes that have joined the Market have added some new-found energy. The place is really buzzing!