Post from Graham Roberts, The Good of Small Things
The BT telephone box on Queen Street, Horbury has been purchased by the Horbury Civic Society for £1. The de-commissioned telephone box will be re-glazed, re-painted, refurbished and secured to become Horbury’s (and possibly Wakefield’s) smallest art gallery. Artists will be commissioned under the aegis of the Good of Small Things project, which aims to make small scale interventions into the streetscape and profile Horbury as a place where quality counts and style matters.
The selected artists will be briefed to work with a Horbury organisation or institution and to create a new artwork for display, inspired by the engagement. For example, an artist could chose to work with: Horbury Academy, the Horbury Historical Society, the gym, the florist, the pub or the butcher. Each commissioned artist will have a budget of £500, deemed to cover all costs, fees and charges.
Each newly created artwork will be displayed in the Redbox Gallery for a period of weeks or months, by agreement and depending on the nature of the work.
The first artworks are expected to be in place in February 2019.
The Redbox Gallery is supported by Horbury Civic Society, Horbury Village Partnership, the Oakes Group, and Wakefield Council
For more information contact: Graham Roberts – 01924 374293 – [email protected]