SAW's Hip Hawker exhibition

Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB

01458 253800
info@somersetartworks.org.uk
http://www.blackswan.org.uk/forthcoming_exhibitions_black_swan_arts_List.php

Wednesday 15 January 2014 – Thursday 13 March 2014
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Admission Fee: Free

Pop Up Studio in Artisan Shop along the Black Swan Arts corridor.

Pop-up art kiosk created by Somerset artists working in collaboration with an international artist-designer team Lisa Cheung and Sammy Delgado Escobar, showing soon at Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset.

An international artist-design team Konvertible, Lisa Cheung (based in Granada, Spain & London, UK) and designer Sammy Delgado Escobar (based in Madrid, Spain) worked with a group of 6 artists in Somerset to construct an imaginative, unique pop-up kiosk called “Hip Hawker” which was first shown at Taunton Library in December 2012. The work will be re-staged at the Black Swan in Frome from 15th January – 13th March 2014 to share the spirit of artistic collaboration with the public.

The Kiosk was built during an intensive two-day collaborative workshop in Langport in 2012. The challenge was to design and build an inventive, mobile, expandable kiosk to ingeniously exhibit the range of creations collectively produced during a collaborative art project, Café Konvertible (http://cafekonvertible.blogspot.co.uk ) which took place during Somerset Arts Weeks in 2011.

The idea of the collaborative workshop was developed by the Konvertible, artist-design team.
‘The philosophy of Konvertible is an open-workshop and a collective brainstorm where participants act as peers exchanging ideas and skills to form a working artistic team. Konvertible projects have been sited in different locations (Madrid, Colombia, London and Bedford) involving a range of participants, each specific to each locale. Our interest is to involve people from the professional to the amateur, each with their own passion, creativity and skills to work together with ourselves and others to share knowledge, expertise and ideas.’

Lead artists Lisa Cheung further explained the idea of their work. 
‘We choose materials that are readily available and cheap (including fabric, wood, paper and found objects) in order to produce products that are inexpensive but well-designed and unique. We explore and combine a range of techniques: simple craft & construction, expert craft skills, and digital technologies to produce surprisingly and interesting combinations.’
The “kiosk” is a repeating theme in the Konvertible’s portfolio. It encompasses aspects of mobility, self-sufficiency, temporality and street life.

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