|The Fair #6, Screen print and pencil on card, 10.5cm x 40.1cm, 2015|
|The Fair #7, Screen print and pencil on card, 10.5cm x 40.1cm, 2015|
The Fair is a long established Glaswegian holiday taking place in the last fortnight of July. Businesses and organisations closed; families travelled ‘doon the water’ to Lancashire seaside resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe, which acted as sites of enjoyment and glamour from everyday work. ‘The Fair’ is a multi-site exhibition across five artist’s homes, where artist Jenny Steele has created drawings reflecting on ‘seaside moderne’ buildings; Blackpool Casino and Midland Hotel, Morecambe. Souvenir drawings were posted to inhabitants, allowing them to decide how to position the drawing in their own home. A publication of the project will be produced post festival.
Opening times: Sat 2nd – Mon 4th May 2015 12pm – 6pm
Venue 9, 3/2 Montague Projects, 34 Montague St, Glasgow, UK, G4 9HX
Venue 31, 6F Claythorn Park, Glasgow, G40 2HY (Sun 3rd May 3 – 4.30pm only)
Venue 39, 62 Nith Street, Riddrie, Glasgow, G33 2AF
Venue 55, Flat 0/1, 54 Carnarvon Street, G3 6HP, Glasgow
Venue 56, 2/2, 78 Kingarth Street, Glasgow, G42 7RW
For more information & maps for Glasgow Open House Art Festival 2015: www.glasgowopenhouse.co.uk
For more details on The Fair: www.glasgowopenhouse.co.uk/map?v=9&e=the-fair
The Fair is part of a year-long project LOOKING BACK| MOVING FORWARDS by artist Jenny Steele researching into seaside moderne architecture in North West England and Scotland (https://lookingbackmovingforward2014.wordpress.com). The project is supported by Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England.
For more information, please contact the artist Jenny Steele via email: email@example.com or mobile: 07870701339.