Artwork that is sure to stop traffic

The Big Jam - Laurence Poole
The Big Jam - Laurence Poole

A TOWN centre gallery is offering the chance to take away an exclusive artwork for just £4.

In the run up to the Coastal Currents arts festival, visitors are invited to donate a small ‘Matchbox’ sized model car (one per person) and £4 to the Trinity Gallery ‘Big Jam’ arts project (or £5 without a model car), where local artist Laurence Poole will use the cars to create an original assemblage sculpture.

Laurence Poole will be working from within Trinity’s ground floor gallery space, in Trinity Street, from September 8 to 22, to create the artwork in full view of the public.

The completed sculpture will then be raffled off on the final day of Coastal Currents (Sunday, September 23), with all proceeds going to St Michael’s Hospice.

Gallery owner Rachel Walker said: “The aim of the Big Jam is to engage the local community in an accessible arts project within the Coastal Currents Festival, benefiting a local good cause in the process.

“Online, all donations will be acknowledged, where over an image of the completed piece, a legend will appear featuring a number over each model car, with below a key detailing the car make and model (where possible) along with the contributor’s name.”

If a large number of cars are donated, Laurence will create additional works to be sold, with proceeds going to the hospice.

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