The Crossover Project

Opening today at The Royal Exchange, The Crossover Project features artworks created from waste

Bringing together the worlds of art, design and fashion, The Crossover Project was co-founded by Aurelia Islimye the creative force behind avant-garde art gallery Bleur, and design journalist Roddy Clarke. Together they are tackling the critical issue of waste to help promote a circular economy.

Salvaging leftover, surplus and waste materials from design brands, furniture designers and international fashion houses, they are connecting communities and creatives to contribute towards our fight for a circular economy. The materials have been presented to a roster of emerging artists who have been challenged to help us envision waste in a new light, transforming the unfamiliar ingredients into bespoke works of art.

The two-week exhibition will showcase the individual creations allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a sensory art experience while also getting the opportunity to interact with waste stations themselves and creating their own unique piece. As part of the exhibition, a two-day series of talks and workshops from industry experts will look at different ways in which the creative sectors can come together to be a positive force for change going forward.

The Crossover Project will be open to the public from 23rd June – 8th July 2022 from 10am to 5pm weekdays, and Thursday Lates until 9pm. The private view will take place on 22nd June (6-9pm). Located on the mezzanine level of The Royal Exchange.

(Image shows In The Shadows by Sabrina Brouwers)

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