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The Great Leap Forward

Sat 8 February, 10:00am - Sat 18 April, 5:00pm


Date: Sat 8 February to Sat 18 April
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Price: FREE
Venue: West Gallery

The West Gallery
Saturday 8 Feb – Saturday 18 Apr

Opening Event: Saturday 8 Feb | 12 – 2pm, all welcome, free

The Great Leap Day: Saturday 29 Feb | 10am – 2pm | FREE all welcome!

A group exhibition of work created by local school children from across the Island reflecting upon the heritage of the Isle of Wight and theme of ‘The Future’, drawing inspiration from, and celebrating the Lift The Lid project and commissions.

Artists Ian Whitmore and Chris Jenkins worked with Island schools; St Saviours, Queensgate, Nine Acres, St Catherine’s, The Island Free School and Barton Primary to create work for this exhibition exploring heritage, culture and the theme of ‘The Future’. Taking inspiration from the four Lift the Lid public art commissions created on the Island earlier last year, the artists and young people invite you the viewer to consider what cultural heritage means to you and what might be left in the future for others to discover.

Join us on Saturday 8th February from 12-2pm, as we open the exhibition to the public and on Saturday 29th February for an interactive day of fun to celebrate the Leap Year – 10am – 2pm, for more information please click here!

Gallery opening times: Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm & Sundays 10am – 4pm.


What is Lift the Lid?

Lift the Lid on Island Culture is a 2 year project focused on four brand new art commissions, the aim being to reignite a sense of pride and passion in the cultural heritage of the Isle of Wight. The project, led by the IW Cultural Education Partnership, involved schools, artists, community groups, arts and heritage organisations, with local community workshops and school sessions.
The final phase, The Great Leap Forward is a celebration of the art commissions and a call to explore the future of culture on the Island through the eyes of young people.

Find out more: www.liftthelidiow.com | Twitter: @LtL_IoWCulture | Facebook: www.facebook.com/LtLIoW | Instagram: liftthelidiow

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