Monday 10th August 2015

Vacated landmark shop the focus of Prototype Project

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An empty St Helens Town Centre store that has been left vacated is the focus of a new Heart of Glass Prototype Project.

The former Burtons store on the corner of Church Street will host a number of established artists from across the country will take up residency in the shop.

The landmark store has previously stood empty for more than 12 months before Yellow Door Artists take over the building for six weeks for their Prototype Project – ‘The Beauty of Creative Space’.

A number of established artists from across the country will take up residency in the shop and there will also be an exhibition of work upstairs and workshops running throughout.

Yellow Door Artists, Naoise Johnson-Martin and Rhyannon Parry said: “It will be run as a multi-purpose creative space. There will be eight artists from across the UK working here using different mediums from print screen to drawing. It will be diverse.

“Upstairs there will be an exhibition with postcard sized work submitted by artists from London to Austria. All money raised from the sale of the art will be donated to charity.”

“It is an interactive project where visitors are encouraged to engage with work being created to gain a better understanding of the processes used and how it is created.

“Artists need a platform to work and a place to exhibit. And it will be good to see artists working here. We would like to think this will open more doors.”

The Beauty of Creative Space runs from mid August 2015.

For more information about our Prototype Projects click here