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Exhibition Opening People’s Art Fair: Activism

Thursday 7 April, 2022 @ 18:00 - 21:00


Opening night: Thursday 7 April, 6-9pm
Exhibition open daily: 12-6pm, Fri 8 – Sun 17 April

Come and celebrate the opening of the Activism themed People’s Art Fair (PAF), the arty part of the School of Activism 3.0, founded on the principle that together we are greater than the sum of our parts.

Enjoy the musical offerings of the multi-talented duo Brainbeau; take in a sneak preview of this diverse exhibition, created from the collected talents of over 20 local independent artists; have a drink from our locally sourced bar while pondering the question “can art change the world?”.

The Brick Project crew will be back for their final Domino Project session this evening. Since the first People’s Art Fair in 2020 these open domino painting sessions have produced a collection of nearly 1000 individually painted dominoes from hundreds of PAF visitors & artists. This mighty collection will be finally arranged into a single collaborative artwork during the opening, and the result will remain on show at the art fair. After the show, this piece will find a new home, publically displayed on one of the PRSC HQ’s beautifully colourful walls. This event is your last chance to be a part of this brilliant project, it’s not too late!

About the Art Fair: The People’s Art Fair is an open group exhibition curated by the PRSC. Acting as a celebration of culture and expressive art, PAF is open to artists, makers, photographers, painters, sculptors and creatives of all shapes and flavours. We know art isn’t just paintings hanging on walls, so the People’s Art Fair often includes an art fair, live music jam sessions, poetry open mic, and all sorts of creative workshops and activities.

Exhibiting artists include: TwoBirds Art, TropicaLaLa, TG Freeson, Scot Burgoyne, Pablo, Pilar Lorenzo, Oshii, Octopus Odyssey, Object…, Natasha Watson, Mike Stuart, Marta Zubieta, Lisa Furness, Kaz, Katy Day, Kat Martin, Jamie Pett, Georgie, FYONAFINN, DrydenArtWorks, Criminal Mind, Crack Baby, Colin Moody, and Alex Caskey-Jones.

Thursday 7 - Sunday 17 April 2022 @ PRSC Space / Open 12:00 - 18:00 daily

The People's Art Fair: Activism runs from April 7-17, and encompasses a group exhibition, creative workshops, music and poetry!

This open group exhibition, curated by the PRSC, acts as a celebration of culture and expressive art. The People’s Art Fair is open to artists, makers, photographers, painters, sculptors and creatives of all shapes and flavours.

This time around the show is also part of the School of Activism 3.0 - a series of affordable workshops, events & talks design to inspire and galvanise active citizenship, happening throughout April 2022 at PRSC Space.

Exhibition Opening People's Art Fair: Activism // Thu 7 Apr // 18:00 // Free // Opening night! Join us for live music, tiny painting, and the first look at our activism themed People’s Art Fair.

People's Art Fair: Activism // Fri 8 Apr - Sun 17 Apr // 12:00 // Free // A special activism themed edition of the People’s Art Fair, a collaborative group exhibition devised and hosted by the PRSC, and open to all artists.

The People's Jam Session // Fri 8 Apr // 19:00 // Pay-what-you-can // A music jam session hosted by the Suspicious Jazz Roll Ups, the musical team that helped to kick off our first People's Art Fair back in February 2020.

Collage Zine Making Workshop // Sat 9 Apr // 15:00 // Pay-what-you-can / £20 // Ross Lovelock and object... will guide you through the creation of an original collage zine.

People's Art Club Sunday Special // Sun 10 Apr // 16:00 // Pay-what-you-can // Come get your hands dirty at these informal creative skill sharing and community building sessions.

People's Art Club // Tue 12 Apr // 12:00 // Pay-what-you-can // Come get your hands dirty at these informal creative skill sharing and community building sessions.

Lo-fi Music Workshop // Tue 12 Apr // 17:30 // Pay-what-you-can // Learn how to make music without fancy kit. No excuses!

The People's Poetry // Fri 15 Apr // 19:00 // Pay-what-you-can // An open mic poetry & spoken word night, hosted by activist and poet, Book of Lilith.

Poster Making with Careful Now! Collective // Sun 17 Apr // 14:00 // Pay-what-you-can // Learn some DIY poster-making techniques with Careful Now! Collective

The School of Activism 3.0 is a month long programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft. Running at PRSC during April 2022, the events are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.

We learn by doing.
We make our own future.

This project is founded on the ethos of community inclusion and empowerment, so we offer pay-what-you-can solidarity pricing with no-one turned away through lack of funds. Please donate to help us keep the School of Activism affordable to all!