Blank Canvas brings colour to Goodramgate shop

April 29, 2018 7:14 AM

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AN empty shop is ablaze with colour thanks to Blank Canvas, a joint business and artists' venture.

Skippko charity has set up a pop-up shop in Goodramgate, York, while its landlord York Conservation Trust looks for a tenant.

Two artists are already displaying their creations and others will follow while the shop is without a tenant.

It is the start of Blank Canvas, a project between the creative charity, York Bid and York Retail Forum to use of empty retail space in the city centre.

Textile artist Caroline Utterson said: "Normally, I'm hidden away in my studio and non-one knows I exist. It's a brilliant opportunity."

Contemporary artist Phil Dodsworth said: "It brings the street benefit because we are getting empty units back into use and we are bringing footfall to the street."

He said the scheme wants to include a wide range of artists and creative activity.


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