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)