London Road commission: #chumbrella

Inspired by the act of sharing an umbrella with a stranger, artist Sarah Nadin imagined a place where a distinctive hashtagged umbrella was a sign that the person was willing to share it with a stranger. 

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#chumbrella is a yellow and white design, the umbrella split in half rather than the more conventional segments, produced in a first edition of 25. As the idea spreads, Sarah will be creating literal pop up social spaces in streets across the country.

As part of the London Road project in Stoke, we’re commissioning artists to produce small works throughout the next year. These artists, commissioned by Revolutionary Arts with the support of Appetite, will complement Dan Thompson’s main work, activating public spaces along the road and marking some of the stories we find. #chumbrella is the first of these mini-commissions.

 

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