Wednesday, 16 September 2009

hi5 exhibition a roaring success!

New art collective hi5 are changing spaces! They are taking over empty shops in Truro and changing them into art spaces. The first exhibition kicked off with a launch night on Friday 11th Sept and it was a roaring success. (The show will continue until Fri 25th Sept, open daily 10am-5pm). The doors opened at 6pm with a constant stream of people until 11.30pm. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed and all senses were tantalised! There was live music from All The Fires, a huge selection of artwork with something for everyone to enjoy. There was a selection of tea from the Tea Appreciation Society for those driving, delicious chocolate brownies from Archie Browns along with homemade cakes from hi5 Mum, Margaret Pedler. The art group had also partnered up with the adjoining Bunters bar to create two sizzling hi5 cocktails, which were a huge hit.

The whole event was a welcome sight in the old empty surf shop. The Soup Gallery across the road had a private view on the same night so the whole street was buzzing with people. It certainly was a great night, in great company and one not to be missed next time round!

…and if you did miss the launch party, you can experience it all again for the closing party on the 25th Sept, 6pm til late. This time there will be more art, more music with Ruarri Joseph and Chris Smith, an art installation from sculptor James Eddy with more tea and cakes and of course more hi5 cocktails! The artists have also been working on a canvas together in the space. This will be auctioned on the night with proceeds to Unity’s Charity. Go along on and meet all five artists for the last time, before the space is transformed back again.

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