Tuesday 17th February 2015

Artists set to open gallery

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A vacant shop will be transformed into a pop-up gallery by two artists who are on a mission to make art more accessible across the town by activating different spaces in the town through arts projects. Naoise Johnson-Martin and Rhyannon Parry both graduated in fine art from St Helens College in 2013 and continued their artistic pursuits by creating the collective Yellow Door Artists.

The pair are being supported by Heart of Glass Prototype Projects strand Round 2 to develop the project.“The project is only at the beginning stages and we’re meeting with the Heart of Glass team to discuss other matters,” said Naoise. “The space will be set up in the summer and we are excited about the possibilities and the opportunity to try this out.”

The project will involve six local artists, including Naoise and Rhyannon, engaging in an artist residency programme for a period of four weeks, producing work which will be open to the public.

Yellow Door Artists also have an exhibition of artworks of seven different artists across the town. The works are on show in the Gamble Building until June 12.

For more information about Prototype Projects click here

[Article and photo from St Helens Star]