Thursday, 29 April 2010

jacqueline leggatt - bangor, uk

artist jacqueline leggatt is on a mission to alter the perceptions of bangor...

I live in the beautiful City of Bangor, which is a very small City in North Wales; the magnet was incorporated in my ongoing art exhibition in an empty shop in the heart of the City.
Bangor has had some bad press recently, with the recession closing lots of shops on our high street, our City looked run down and uncared for.
Myself and fellow art students, Linda Jones and Nia Hughes, who are studying fine art at Coleg Menai, decided to try and brighten up an empty shop in the Deiniol Shopping Centre by installing a temporary art exhibition; 'Impressions of Bangor', with the work being based on the City, with the aim of making art that was accessable and enjoyable to look at.
I have also set up my own Facebook page 'Bangor IS Beautiful' and have a few hundred members who have the same positive attitude about Bangor as myself.
The image I am including is of the magnet placed on one of my hand-cut maps of the City of Bangor, which was placed in the window of our exhibition.

you can join her campaign by visiting the facebook site here

1 comment:

Tanya Boracay said...

Hi Glen,

Yeah this is really beautiful i stayed there in 8 months ago and i really enjoyed it, I stayed there in some hotel in bangor, the people there is really nice to me.