The Show Windows – Six Months In
Coventry BID are delivery partners for the Coventry City of Culture Trust, The Show Windows project. We are working with project Curator, Charlie Levine to coordinate our businesses into the project who are providing fantastic spaces for the art installations to be housed.
Now, six months into the project, Charlie gives an overview of what has been achieved and what we can still look forward to.
As we reach our halfway point this month I wanted to reach out and say thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far. We’ve realised some really amazing things together and I look forward to our continued work together.
Images by Gareth Gardner, Theo Deproost and Aaron Law
Windows so far realised:
May – 5 windows – for launch the project and Coventry 2021 by Ben Javens
June – 2 windows – by partners Grain & Coventry Welcomes for Refugee week
July – 3 windows – by Adam Nathaniel Furman,MAMIMU (June Mineyama-Smithson) & architects from Gensler for our RIBA partnership
August – 2 windows – featuring 5 artists with a Cov connection via an open call – Sadie Aspinall, Matt Chinn, Gary Eite, Michala Gyetvai & Tammy Woodrow
September – 3 windows – by Sharon Walters, Jack Foulkes and architects and artists from ONE Creative environments, again as part of our RIBA partnership
October – a new work by Edie Jo Murray to launch our partnership with Historic England (TSW: Reflections), and we welcomed our two Curatorial Assistants, Indira and Rahma, to the team.
The Show Windows identity created by Curious Ways
And we have load more to come!
- 5 AR / VR experiences on Smartify,
- 6 windows in Mumbai produced in partnership with SqW:Lab and Tarq,
- The roll out of the Art Loans project with Quiet Down There, Government Art Collection, British Museum and Crafts Council, + 3 local artists extending the engagement reach of those installations,
- 10 new text and audio commissions by local poets and sound artists / song writers,
- More open call opportunities for local artists in partnership with RIBA and Historic Coventry Trust,
- 12 more curated windows and 4 by RIBA, 2 of which in partnership with Birmingham Architects Association,
- 2 artist micro-commissions with Historic England and
- A new Curatorial Network with Coventry University
Find out more about The Show Windows here.