The Exhibition

City Summer Scapes is part of a new and ongoing community arts project, run by St Albans BID, that creates vibrancy and supports local St Albans artists by exhibiting their artwork in outside spaces where they can be seen and enjoyed by the public.

This collaboration with the Collective Gallery is showcasing new public art in our our city centre. Why don’t you come and visit this exhibition displayed on railings outside the Museum + Gallery, the parklets in High Street and the Cathedral. Bring your camera, share and shout out if you want more art in the heart of the city!

The first instalments, by 28 local artists, are displayed in the three areas across the city on A3 and A2 foamex weatherproof boards and will run until Sunday 29th August.

 

Denise Parsons, Manager of St Albans BID, says:  

“We hope our new community arts initiative will enhance our city centre, bringing it to life and giving it vibrancy, colour and beauty. We aim to make art inclusive for all and give people joy in the most unexpected of places.” 

The first instalments, by 28 local artists, are displayed in the three areas across the city on A3 and A2 foamex weatherproof boards.

Chris Blanch, project lead at St Albans BID, says: 

“This project is all about inclusiveness. We wanted to create a stunning piece of external artwork which is accessible to all, as opposed to being inside a building. Exposing artwork is a passion and I love the idea of people seeing these wonderful artworks when they are wandering past, perhaps on their way to work, or whilst shopping. It’s unexpected and it makes people stop and think.”

 

 

Huge thanks to Helen Lack & Collective Art for supplying the artworks, St Albans BID for programming and St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust and St Albans Cathedral for the brilliant exhibition space!

Helen Lack

Helen Lack is one of the local artists whose works are displayed on the High Street. Helen is an extremely successful and well-known contemporary artist whose energetic and vibrant style made her a perfect contributor. Helen has seen huge success and acclaim with her works exhibited in many prestigious galleries in London and New York. Devastatingly, Helen was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and is currently in Watford’s Peace Hospice.