Exhibition

Sleeper, Giant

From: 11th August 2018 11:00 am

To: 6th October 2018 5:00 pm

Modern Painters, New Decorators

Modern Painters, New Decorators, Carillon Court, Loughborough, LE11 3XA

Join us for the opening and launch of ‘Sleeper, Giant’, an exhibition and book about public sculpture curated and hosted by Modern Painters, New Decorators at Carillon Court, Loughborough. The exhibition is free to enter, and open to all. Children are welcome to join in with our free family activity guide, aimed at 5yrs+, materials included. The project is accompanied by a season of workshops, sculpture trails, talks and events.

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OPENING EVENT / Saturday 11 August 11am-2pm

EXHIBITION CONTINUES / 11 August – 6 October / Wed-Sat 11am-5pm / At Modern Painters, New Decorators, 33 Carillon Court, Loughborough, LE11 3XA

ABOUT THE PROJECT
When you think of public sculpture, where does your mind go?

This strange meeting point between a private mind and a public space. History, identity, community made physical.

So often when we come across public sculpture we feel indifferent. This exhibition and book were brought together to build new relations with the artwork around us. The sculptures that stands alone in our town centres, which mark and frame our motorway landscapes. Art that belongs to us the public.

The project started with an invitation from Modern Painters, New Decorators to artists from across the UK to write texts that created new emotional, intellectual or physical connections to pieces of public sculpture. In return we received poems, essays and short stories as diverse as the monuments that litter our land. But they are united by this common goal. To engage.

Using these texts as a starting point the Modern Painters, New Decorators team, which is made up of artists, curators, illustrators and craftspeople, has made prints, sculptures, fabrics and installations that combine together to respond to and present the texts.

The book, an 84 page soft back bound colour book, will be exclusively for sale across the course of the exhibition in limited supplies. It features texts by George Chinnery, Coco Crampton, Claire Davies, Mateus Domingos, Adham Faramawy, Colette Griffin, Ian Jackson, Aoife Mullan, John Plowman, Sarah Roberts, Ariane Schick, Tom Sewell and original prints by David John Scarborough.

With thanks to donations from the general public.

SLEEPER, GIANT EVENTS
Between 11 August and 6 October Modern Painters, New Decorators is hosting a range of events unpacking the theme of the project.

11 August (Starts at 10:30am, £2pp)
CURATORS TOUR w/ David John Scarborough

11 August (11am-2pm)
OPENING EVENT

15 August (10am-4pm)
MAKE YOUR OWN SOCK MAN SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
At Loughborough By The Sea

17 August (9:30am-10:30am, £5.50pp)
POSTER MAKING WORKSHOP! Family crafting w/ Meg Bonser
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poster-making-workshop-tickets-48273162328

24 August (9:30am-10:30am, £5.50pp)
DRAWING + PAINTING LOUGHBOROUGH WORKSHOP! Family crafting w/ Meg Bonser
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-loughborough-workshop-tickets-48273259619

31 August (9:30am-10:30am, £5.50pp)
MAKE YOUR OWN SCULPTURE WORKSHOP! Family crafting w/ Meg Bonser
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/build-your-own-sculpture-workshop-tickets-48273477270

6 September (8pm-10pm, tickets out soon)
SHOW + TELL TALK NIGHT w/ TBA

22 September (10.30am-12.30pm, tickets out soon)
TOWN CENTRE PUBLIC ART TRAIL w/ Charnwood Arts

ABOUT MODERN PAINTERS, NEW DECORATORS
Modern Painters, New Decorators is a contemporary publicly engaged arts organisation that runs a gallery in a shopping centre in Loughborough programming exhibitions, events, markets and workshops.

You can find us at Modern Painters, New Decorators, Unit 33, Carillon Court Shopping Centre, Loughborough, LE11 3XA. You can also search for us on Facebook and Instagram @mpndprojects.

Please email mpndprojects@gmail.com for more information or if you would like to donate to the project.

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