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 explore
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.
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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