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Announcing Hipkiss & Graney’s project MARKET

January 20, 2022
Hipkiss & Graney at Warley Woods © Kate Green

Over the next few months, we’re excited to announce that artist duo Hipkiss & Graney will collaborate with Wednesbury residents to co-create MARKET, a new community artwork that celebrates the history and future of the town, and draws on the artists’ childhood on a market stall in Wednesbury and across the Black Country.
They’ll lead a series of painting and textile workshops where people will explore their connections with Wednesbury and work collectively to produce an art installation to be launched at a celebratory event in March 2022.

We Are Wednesbury is a cultural programme funded by Historic England and Sandwell Council as part of the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone.

About Hipkiss & Graney

Hipkiss & Graney’s practice is built on public workshops and co-creation. Their workshops are designed to remove art-making from a workshop context and deliver in a more traditional social context (village fete / pub quizzes).
They explore ideas around collectivity, community and counter-movements through socially engaged workshops, large-scale interactive installations and performative outputs. Their performances discuss political and environmental issues, often involving magic realism and fictional organisations.

Workshops

Free, in-person creative workshops: MARKET with Hipkiss & Graney

9, 16 and 23 February 2022, 11 am to 3 pm

South Staffs Water Community Hub, Wednesbury

We’re hosting three creative workshops that Wednesbury residents can take part in, email or call us to book a space. No previous experience is needed!

To book your place, email jesspiette@multistory.org.uk or call her on 07922 571832 – tell her which date you want to attend and how many places you’d like.



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