Creative Juice supporting originalprojects in Great Yarmouth
Creative Juice is all about helping others to make the most of their opportunities in the arts. The work we do for our regular clients helps us to offer in-kind support for projects that can benefit the wider community.
One such project is being headed up by Kaavous Clayton and Julia Devonshire of Great Yarmouth based arts charity, originalprojects.
Great Yarmouth has experienced low levels of cultural engagement over the years and a number of closures of prominent high street retail spaces such as King Street’s much-loved M&S, which has been vacant since 2015.
With the help of East Street Arts, originalprojects have secured temporary tenancy of the old M&S with plans to revive the disused space into an pop-up arts venue and gallery, with affordable studio spaces and workshops for artists.
The building opened again on Saturday 06 April with exhibitions curated by the charity, including examples of Jaodong Window paper-cutting (a type of Chinese paper-cutting) and The Annotated Reader comprising 281 texts billed as “a unique snapshot of what hundreds of inspiring and creative people throughout the world are preoccupied with in 2018”. In the pipeline is a big painting show and work focusing on scale with Merrivale Model Village and writer Will Self.
Creative Juice is offering in-kind support to originalprojects by supporting the planning of this ambitious programme of work, and helping the venue to explore further opportunities beyond its visual arts offering.
On Saturday, for the first time in years, the doors of this re-purposed site opened once again to the general public. Below are some photographs documenting the occasion, courtesy of originalprojects.