A town centre exhibition is set to take place in St Helens marking the culmination of a six-month project.
2020 Vision is an exhibition exploring the future of our world, being led by artist Sophie Mahon. Sophie has been working with young people from Parr, Fingerpost and FourAcre to explore ideas around their visions for the future as well as creating a number of works based on their present day experiences.
The project, in partnership with Helena Homes Make It Happen project, has lead to a host of exciting future events and outcomes. Firstly, a free to attend live event took place at Derbyshire Hill Family Centre earlier this month.
The event was led by a group of free runners and gymnasts from Parr who showed off their skills. The free runners move from building and object while performing jumps and other skilful moves.
The group has been working with Sophie and alongside professional free runners coaches on a live visual performance.
Following this showcase work from the project will be housed in a disused town centre shop from May 4th-21st.
Sophie explained: “The show looks at the worst and best possible outcomes for the future. The show includes a range of paintings, interactive video works and sculptures and spreads beyond the pop up space as well as shop windows in and around Church Square and throughout community spaces in St Helens.”
The exhibition will be signposted to people across the borough and a private view takes place on Thursday, May 4th (from 4pm-6.30pm).
Friday May 5th – Sunday May 21st
Monday to Saturday – 11.30am – 5.30pm Sundays 12pm – 4pm
Location: St Mary’s Market (former CelebLook shop), 6 Brownlow Arcade (Church Street entrance), St Helens, WA10 1AG
Heart of Glass is an agency for collaborative and social arts practice based in St Helens
www.heartofglass.org.uk // www.sophiemahon.co.uk
Photo: A quote from a young participant that will be used on the digital traffic management boards in St Helens.