This September Craftspace are taking over the centre of Birmingham once again for In:Site Festival. The free week-long event will see the green space outside Birmingham Cathedral turn into an outdoor art gallery as it gradually fills up with new artworks, created outside by recent graduates, in collaboration with passers-by.
Cathedral Square is a major thoroughfare and meeting point in the city, with as many as twenty thousand people passing through and spending time in the public space each day. Over five days selected graduates will make bespoke artworks in situ responding to the space, architecture, people and heritage.
The festival aims to showcase new graduate talent and develop emerging craft businesses. It provides graduates with a paid early career commission and profile.
This year, visitors can see and take part in creative activities including a pop-up community garden made from clay, weaving on a loom, pewter casting, cyanotype printing, terazzo making, clay modelling and spinning wool. With different artists working each day, at the end of the week visitors can expect to see the space adorned with new art works.
In:Site Festival takes place from 3 – 7 September 2018, 11am-6pm (with work on show until Sunday 9 September) in Birmingham Cathedral Square, Colmore Row, Birmingham. B3 2QB. The festival is free and open to all.