Friday, 6 May 2011


Julia Warin and Jeff Pigott (also known as ArtSpark) have been commissioned by Open Empty Spaces to create site-specific work in response to an empty stall in Newport Indoor Market, as part of the 2011 project Stalls and Traders. The installation, entitled 'Kiosk', is a booth crammed with existing and new products created by the artists, which refer to the current financial climate.

The installation will be open to the public from Saturday 30th April - Saturday 28th May 20011 (Mon - Sat, 10:00 - 16:00).

There will be a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the installation and the artists practice at a forthcoming talk on Saturday 14th May from 12:00 - 15:00. This is a free event, however please register your interest at and for any other information go to

Also as part of the project, Ania Bas has been commissioned to produce work for Ridley Road Market in Hackney, East London. Bas has undertaken 26 days of research in the market and each day has focused on a different letter of the alphabet, thus creating an A-Z of Ridley Road.

The research that the artist has gathered will form the basis for a series of tours on Friday 20th May and Saturday 21st May. Ania Bas is inviting people to join her on these tours and this will be a brilliant opportunity to gain an insight into the unique community centered within the market. There are 24 slots available and the tours will run between 10:00 and 17:00.

To learn more about her research take a look at and if you would like to book a place for the tour email or text 07731509854.

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