Food appeal for Banksy pop up exhibition
A POP-UP art exhibition - a 40ft shipping container which houses a miniature depiction of a post-riot landscape – has taken residence in Exchange Square car park thanks to a successful crowd-funding appeal.
Visitors are urged to go along to see the exhibit by former KLF star Jimmy Cauty, which is touring the UK as part of the ‘ADP Riot Tour’, which is touring town’s with a history of rioting. The exhibition, which was originally created for street artist Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’, is accompanied by a number of events, including a food donation scheme which invites visitors to help build a ‘food wall’ with tinned food, which will then be donated to Silklife Foodbank.
And On Saturday, November 19, there will be a number of workshops alongside the exhibit, which is in on display until Monday, November 21. Neil Puttick, one of the organisers, said: “We’ve planned lots of lively activities to respond to the container artwork, with more than 20 artists involved. On Saturday, November 19 we’ve got placard making workshops run by local poet, Ailsa Holland, and a chance for people to build their own miniature townscapes using maps of Macclesfield and the world, with Shabby Road Studios artist, Becca Smith.
“In the afternoon there’ll be soap box discussions, poetry readings and word games, and as night falls we’ve got DJs and projections too. Everyone is welcome to come along and have a go at something new, as well as paint their own mark on the shipping container itself.”
Artist Ralph McGaul, was inspired by the Market Riot to produce a limited edition woodcut print which is being sold to raise further funds for the project. Contact maccloop@ googlemail. com for more details.
The art installation and, inset, a wood cut commemorating Macclesfield’s 1812 Market Riot