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The Town is the Gallery Launch

Admission Free/donation based
Start Time 16:00
End Time 00:00

Join Convenience Gallery for their brand new programme launch at 39 Borough Pavement, Birkenhead, CH41 2YE on the 22nd March 2024 launching their most ambitious programme to date, The Town is the Gallery.

As a Community/ Contemporary arts organisation, Convenience will animate Birkenhead Town locations across the 2024 Borough of Culture Year for Wirral, including reanimating a high street shop, alongside locations such as Birkenhead Priory, Birkenhead Library and others with free to access arts exhibitions workshops and experiences all made and designed by local people.

This project will create a number of new artworks and culture opportunities across Birkenhead and beyond during 2024 and 2025. This first night will be a not to be missed celebration and launch party.

Featuring:

  • Newly commissioned exhibitions of works by Elisa Sallis & Ella Matthews, and Sorrell Kerrison.
  • A preview of the The Town Is The Gallery programme with this the first venue of the project.
  • Queensway Collective DJs and launch of partnership with Convenience.
  • Wirral borough of Culture collaboration, Wirral MET and Tomorrow’s women mapping project with Johanna Wilson
  • Convenience Store pop up
  • Bar, Dancing and much more.

Launch night details:

Date: 22nd March
Time: 4pm – late
Where: 39 Borough Pavement, Birkenhead, CH41 2YE
Cost: FREE (subsidised by Borough of Culture) Donation tickets also available to support future culture opportunities on Merseyside with Convenience.

Exhibitions and space will be open after the launch on this schedule:
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
CLOSED: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – please contact to arrange special visitation.

With thanks to Wirral Council, Kindred LCR, ESA and all of the artists and local people making this happen. Join them for the biggest party of 2024 (so far).

More about the incredible creative involved in the first part of The Town is the Gallery public programming:

Elisa Sallis and Ella Matthews (ELLSQUARED) presents “On the Waltzers”

“‘On The Waltzers’, is an interactive and immersive arts installation created by artist and curator duo ELLSQUARED. You are invited to participate in a series of classic fair games for the chance to win hand-crafted prizes made by the artists with the intention of exploring how exhibitions can be more accessible. ‘On The Waltzers’ implores the viewer to not only engage with the installation but to become a part of the work itself.

Sorrell Kerrison presents “Chwarae Teg / Fair Play”

Sorrell’s new Exhibition invites you to ponder the timeless question: “When do we stop playing for the sake of enjoyment and always search for productivity? Is it a byproduct of the capitalist dilemma, or simply an inevitable aspect of aging that we forget to find joy in the simple act of playing and exploring? Through this thought-provoking exhibition, Kerrison delves into the complexities of human nature and the intrinsic value of play.

Wirral Met college animation with illustration: Student showcase

We are very pleased to announce a new collaboration with WMC, across the past semester students were tasked to explore their creative relationship to the surrounding of Hamilton Square and Wirral and make their own response through drawings and map making. Students undertook a life brief with the Gallery team and we are excited to present the creative outcomes of this project.

Queensway collective partnership:

We are excited to announce our official partnership with Queenways collective. Queensway is a community dedicated to platforming female, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ electronic music artists. Queensway electronic artists will be soundtracking The town is the Gallery across 2024.

Convenience Store:

Convenience will be bringing their Convenience Store to the launch and which will then be open from the 22nd March to the 20th April. Highlighting some of Merseyside’s best creatives. The Convenience Store was something we set up in 2023 as an additional way to support northern artists to sell work and have sustainable income. We have shown this at the Manchester Contemporary and in Collaboration with the M&S Bank Arena, with this event being our 3rd pop up – you can see all the works on the site: www.conveniencegallery.store . All work will only be available until April 20th.

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