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World-class art coming to Ashfield

Posted onPosted on 27th Feb

Famous works of art are coming to Ashfield when the Art Explora Mobile Museum, in collaboration with Tate and MuMo, visits Kirkby and Sutton in March as part of a 12 week tour.

The mobile museum, a unique trailer designed by matali crasset, is hosting the exhibition Soup, Socks and Spiders! Art of the Everyday. It includes paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, film, digital art, and sculpture by artists including Andy Warhol, Cornelia Parker, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Dorothea Tanning, Fernand Léger, Nam June Paik, Phyllida Barlow, Roy Lichtenstein, Vanessa Bell, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

As part of the unique tour, Ashfield District Council is hosting mini events on each Saturday that the Mobile Museum is visiting – Saturday 9th in Kirkby and Saturday 23rd March in Sutton. Residents will be able to view the exhibition (with no need to book), have their faces painted, do arts and crafts, and listen to music by Inspire’s Red Hot Band, all for free.

During the week schools and community groups will be receiving guided tours of the exhibitions and workshops hosted by the Mobile Museum team.

Coun Jason Zadrozny, council leader, said “We are thrilled that Ashfield is one of only nine locations in the country to be chosen as part of the tour. A lot of our residents won’t have had the chance to visit galleries in London and further afield to see genuine artwork, so bringing the art to them is an amazing opportunity. We know the value of culture and art, especially for young people, to broaden minds and encourage creativity and imagination. Ashfield District Council is proud to support the Mobile Museum and we can’t wait to welcome it into the district.”