PoP (Pride of Place) Artspace’s first exhibition had 1000 visitors last month, and it was terrific to be at the opening of the second PoP exhibition, ‘Earth’ last night. Curator Alan Raw has worked with a fabulous range of artists to fill the space with works and installations to celebrate this month’s Earth Day. Highlights for us included Debi Keable’s beautiful and calming Illusory Nature installation, Sarah Pennington’s bones and found objects, and Alison Larkin’s exquisite Miniature Pope Cape “Benedicite” embroidery – each tiny panel depicting a verse of plainsong – but there was so much more to absorb, what a fantastic experience.
And that’s not all…as if one gallery is not enough PoP has now expanded to fill a huge space downstairs in Princes Quay, so you can now pop up to PoP Up on floor four, and then pop down to PoP Down on the ground floor. You may remember the space as TK Maxx – well, last night it was…thanks to Rich for this….GK Max – a huge exhibition of Geoff Keen’s work over the last 30 years. The exhibition – which is a collaboration between Hull’s Red Gallery, Kingston Art Group and PoP has to be seen to be believed and is worthy of international recognition.
I’ll be back at PoP to invigilate as usual on Thursday morning and can’t wait to be there to soak it all up again.
Rich took these photos, just click on an image to enlarge and scroll through…