Breakout Exhibition Returns to Haverfordwest

From ARTHUR BROOKER

Breakout Gallery returns to Haverfordwest for a fourth year with its latest Breakout Exhibition where artwork is displayed in outdoor public locations across Haverfordwest. In 2018 the exhibition saw 70 pieces of artwork by more than 40 Pembrokeshire-based artists decorate the town over the summer period with the theme ‘Brighter Futures’. This year the theme for the exhibition is ‘New Beginnings’ and the chosen artists will be tasked with producing artwork relating to the theme for display. Our objectives are to encourage positivity and a sense of a fresh start to residents and visitors alike, while providing opportunities for artists to display their work.

For over a year, coronavirus has disrupted life and stripped so many people of joy. Experiences such as art exhibitions have been merely a dream of the past, at a time when the creative and soul-nourishing inspiration that art can bring would benefit everyone. It is a time for healing, for expressions of passion and new beginnings as we edge towards summer and a sense of normality. We want Breakout 2021 to embody this spirit to reinvigorate both the visual vibe of Haverfordwest and all those who pass through the town.

The Breakout Exhibition is fortunate enough to be located outdoors around Haverfordwest and therefore can still operate with coronavirus restrictions in place; however some changes have had to be made, including the possibility of not being able to host opening or closing events as in previous years.

Applications are now open for artists wanting to exhibit their work, as well as for volunteers who want to get involved and help bring our show to life. If you wish to apply, visit our website, www.breakoutgallery.co.uk, where you can find a full copy of this year’s brief for the Breakout Exhibition, application forms and more information about our project. Click ‘Get Involved’ and you will find application forms and all the information you need to be a part of our team and the exhibition. Applications for artists close on 2 May 2021.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty Parsons

Kitty is an incomer, with five summers under her belt and the knowledge that even the wettest and greyest of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire. She knows she will never live long enough to be considered a local but hopes to leave some small mark through writing about this beautiful county and its people.

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