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REDboard- The Innovation of Hull

REDboard- The Innovation of Hull

REDboard sees contemporary art break out of the confines of traditional gallery space to bring 13 Hull billboards to life over the course of 2017.

Celebrating 20 years of RED Contemporary Arts (formerly RED Gallery), every four weeks, billboards across the city will be transformed into platforms for artistic excellence, as well as playing host to site-specific cultural events, which started with a creation in Cottingham Road by Hull-based artist Yol in early january 2017.Yol is a performance/visual/text artist whose practice is concerned with reflexive improvisation as a way of exploring and impacting on environment and existence.  The second REDboard produced on february the 3rd by Kerry Baldry Called  ‘Media Lies’ was at the Corner of North Road and Boothferry Rd in Hull which is also accompanied by an artistic moving image response. The third install for #REDboard2017 went up on Wednesday 01 March on the East side of the city at Little Hedon Road. A collaboration between local emerging artists Clare Holdstock and Josh Williams which explores and celebrates the landscape and language of Hedon Road. The collaboration also produces a series of five postcards;each postcard containing images of buildings in the area juxtaposed by popular phrases or slang used by the residents of HU9, Information about the project and each building depicted is on the back of each postcard.Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull 2017, added: “REDboard sees contemporary art break out of the confines of traditional gallery space to bring 13 billboards to life over the course of 2017. It is a fantastic way of showcasing local talent, as well as introducing international art to new audiences across the city.”

The latest REDboard installation has just recently been released on the 27th of March down newland avenue created by rotterdam based artist Larissa Monteiro named ‘Roots and Routes’ .Larissa also created an animated glitch artwork in response to her latest installation. This will be followed four weeks later by Freetown film maker and photographer Lansana Mansaray (aka Barmmy Boy), who will be capturing the streets and essence of Freetown onto his #REDboard2017 at the corner of Hessle Road/ Hecton Close (HU3).

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