You may by now have heard about PRIMEYARC an arts gallery and events space in our very own Market Gates. But did you know what is going on here and how we can all get involved in using the space? Freshly Greated have spoken to Kaavous and Julia from PRIMEYARC to find out more…
-What is Primeyarc?
PRIMEYARC is a space in the former Debenhams run by originalprojects;, an arts organisation and charity that works in Great Yarmouth to deliver an artist-led collaborative programme in response to the place, working with the people, industries and heritage to uncover, support, create and promote cultural experience, assets and enterprise. PRIMEYARC has space for exhibitions and workshops, a shop area selling work made by local artists, designers and makers, artists’ studios, and a Muay Thai kickboxing club.
-Who is it for?
It’s for everyone! Anyone who lives in Great Yarmouth is welcome to come and see what we do, as well as visitors to the town.
People are very welcome to come and have a look around, sit and read or do some drawing, speak to us about creative ideas and see if there’s something we are doing that you’d like to get involved in.
-What kinds of events can we expect to see at Primeyarc?
So far (we opened in September) we have had a screening of YARMONICS, a festival of improvised music and sound responding to Great Yarmouth, an epic exhibition called ABYSSWORLD by local artist Andrew Dibben (which is open until Sunday 31st January), some workshops for young people and Great Yarmouth Contemporary; Art, Craft & Design Fair that is on until Christmas Eve. ABYSSWOLRD will be followed by an exhibition in February by 3 artists who live and work in Norfolk; Robert Filby, Desmond Brett and Chloe Steele, and following this Magic Acorns will be taking over the space to run workshops with early years groups.
In March we will also be starting a project called Designing the Real World that will work with a group of local people to design objects for an exhibition and sale. Artist Genevieve Rudd will be doing a project called Yarmouth Springs Eternal that will include a series of walks and workshops making art in response to the nature we can find in our town and resulting in an exhibition.
There are lots more plans beyond that too.
-Where can people go to find out more?
The best way is to come in and talk to us – we are usually open Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5.30 and Sundays 12-4, or visit us on facebook: facebook.com/originalprojects, or our website: www.originalprojects.space