Bradford Council offers helping hand to local artist

By Ninder Kaur

Bradford Council is helping a local artist with her project by allowing her to use a stall in Kirkgate Market to showcase her work.

The artist Jean McEwan’s Wur Bradford project is an art and social space market stall set up to explorecollage-poster
how people can make Bradford better through imagination and collective action. Visitors to the stall have been having a chat, getting creative, sharing stories and ideas and connecting with others at the space via drop-in sessions for the past four months.

Jean secured seed-funding from local organisation Two28 to run the project for a four month period, from May to September, with Bradford Markets giving her use of an empty stall to house the project.

The next event will be ‘Cut n Paste’, a day of collage, with a mini
exhibition, live collage and lots of other activities, on Saturday,
September 26 from 12pm to 3pm.

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This will be followed by “Let It Slide: a day of fun photographic slides” on Saturday, October 3 from 12-3pm. People can get creative with slides, projectors and scanners, take part in a potluck slideshow and bring their own slides to show and share. This event is supported by: Impressions Gallery.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Skills and Culture, said: “I am glad we have been able to help this project by supporting Jean with a space in our Kirkgate
Market. I wish her every success with the continuation of her project.”

Artist, Jean McEwan said: “I am really grateful to Bradford Council’s Markets Team for allowing me to continue to use the space in Kirkgate Market.”

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