Month: May 2011

Meter Room is exciting new Coventry venture for city artists

AN UNUSUAL and exciting exhibition space has opened in Coventry – but you have to be very observant to find it.
The Meter Room is at 58-64 Corporation Street in the city centre – just round the corner from the bottom of The Burges, with the entrance in a side alley between the pub and a charity shop. It says Meter Room above the door and also the name of the building’s previous occupier – the CVSC.
Go up a couple of flights and the doors open into a corridor which at the moment has various exhibition spaces off it, and also studios for lots of local artists.

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Join Art Fund event in Lord Leycester Hospital

AN ORGANISATION which raises funds to help out galleries is holding a cultural evening in a lovely historical setting in July.
The Art Fund is having its summer evening at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick on July 20. On arrival, visitors will have wine and canap├ęs in the courtyard of the 14th century timber-framed building which in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I housed old warriors, and is now an independent charity housing ex-servicemen.

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Coventry artist George Shaw on Turner Prize shortlist

The shortlist for art’s most prestigious award, the Turner Prize, is due to be announced tonight – and Coventry-born artist George Shaw is among the contenders.
The list is due to be announced on Channel 4 news from 7pm tonight, but several leaks on Twitter and on various websites name Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw as the names up for the award this year.

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