Wednesday 19th April 2017

2020 Vision

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A live event and a town centre exhibition are set to take place in St Helens as part of a six-month residency project.

2020 Vision: An exhibition exploring the future of our world is being led by artist Sophie Mahon. Sophie has been working with young people from Parr, Fingerpost and FourAcre to explore ideas around their visions for the future as well as creating a number of works based on their present day experiences.

As part of the residency, work will be shared with the public via a live event, town centre promotion and an exhibition.

The project, in partnership with Helena Homes Make It Happen project, has lead to a host of exciting future events and outcomes. Firstly, a free to attend live event takes place at Derbyshire Hill Family Centre on Friday (April 21st).

The event is led by a group of free runners and gymnasts from Parr who will be showing off their skills. The free runners move from building and object while performing jumps and other skilful moves.

The group has been working with Sophie and alongside professional free runners coaches on a live visual performance.

Friday’s event will showcase their work in a live visual performance at the centre from 5.30pm.

Following the showcase work from the project will be housed in a disused town centre shop from May 4th-21st.

Sophie explained: “The show looks at the worst and best possible outcomes for the future. The show includes a range of paintings, interactive video works and sculptures and spreads beyond the pop up space as well as shop windows in and around Church Square and throughout community spaces in St Helens.”

The exhibition will be signposted to people across the borough and a private view takes place on Thursday, May 4th (from 4pm-6.30pm).

Image: A quote from a young participant that will be used on the digital traffic management boards in St Helens.