Food ap­peal for Banksy pop up ex­hi­bi­tion

Macclesfield Express - - REMEMBRANCE EVENTS -

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

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