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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 (formally 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.

Where local talent is showcased throughout Made in Hull, Roots & Routes will welcome the work of international artists from Rotterdam, Reykjavík, Aarhus and Freetown. Freedom launches a rallying ‘open call’ for submissions, whilst works celebrating the importance of Hull bring the year to a close as part of Tell the World.

Spot these works at the following times and places:

24 April, Necton Close, Hessle Road.

22 May, Coltman Street.

19 June, Princes Avenue.

17 July, Clarence Street.

14 August, Holderness Road.

11 September, Freehold Street, Spring Bank.

9 October, Cleveland Street.

6 November, Melrose Street, Anlaby Road.

4 December, Devon Street, Gipsyville.



23 Sep, 3pm. Freehold Street, Spring Bank (Free)

Join REDboard artist Dawn Woolley for this participatory soapbox performance in response to her work with artist Davin Watne on the Freedomination billboard currently housed on the corner of Freehold Street and Spring Bank. Freedom and domination appear to be opposing concepts but the freedom to act without restraint can oppress others. In this performance, members of the public are invited to stand on a soapbox and make a speech about any subject – serious or not. As more people exercise their freedom of speech it will become increasingly difficult to hear what is said, demonstrating the Freedomination concept.

To find out more, contact dawn.woolley@network.rca.ac.uk


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