Walking through the Wesley Market on Friday, it was impossible to overlook the big truck and trailer unit by the community hall. The Real Art Roadshow has been traveling the length and breadth of the country for nearly 10 years now, bringing original art to schools and (occasionally) to the general public. A collection of original work by top contemporary artists (say 1960 onwards), courtesy of the Real Art Charitable Trust.
This initiative is now coming to an end, and the collection is up for auction at Art and Object on November 1. (I hope the Real Art Roadshow website will remain, such a great collection of images and writings!). The Roadshow website is hoping for a buyer of the project in order to continue the initiative.
The last photo shows artist Paul Forrest (a Roadshow Director) with one of his own works that he brought out of a hiding place in the ceiling of the truck: a collaborative work with photographer Derek Tearne. – Nice meeting you, Paul, thanks for the conversation.
The schedule of school visits (and some slots for public viewing) is on Facebook.
In the photo of the gallery, you can see work by Harvey Benge, Joana Braithwaite. Mark Braunias, Phillip Clairmont, Bill Culbert, Judy Daragh, Don Driver, Gary Freemantle, Megan Hansen-Knarhol, Jeffrey Harris, Michael Illingworth, Saskia Leek, Richard McWhanell, Peter Robinson, Angela Singer, Richard Stratton, Ricky Swallow, Phillip Trusttum, Greer Twiss, Harry Watson – to give an idea of the scope of the show.