Celebrating 30 years of Crescent Arts

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Exhibition: Celebrating 30 years of Crescent Arts
Archive: 1000 images of Crescent Arts 1979 – 2009

Saturday 5th December – Saturday 12th December
Daily between 10.30am and 4.30pm
Open studios: Saturday 5th December

Archive: an installation which shows over 1000 images tracing the fascinating history of Crescent Arts, the brainchild of a group of Scarborough artists in 1979, led initially by Mel Noble. Crescent Arts has spanned community arts to high art over its 30 year history with a healthy dose of controversy thrown in. With hindsight, some things appear quaint, but other work stands up well and seems relevant to current challenges and vision. From art on the beach, ambitious international sculpture exhibitions, cutting edge performance art to festivals, art trails and biennales – Crescent Arts has tried it all at one time or another over the past 30 years.

Art Day 1979: original video footage which is a piece of history which will be recognizable to anybody who was working in the visual arts in the late 1970s. It’s of interest to today’s audiences as a mini time-capsule which shows the approach of artists then to developing creative activity within a community.