PINT

October and November was filled with PINT activities, a couple at The Making House, but many more around town. PINT was Burton’s first contemporary Arts Festival, developed by Alistair Kennedy, who put in so much of his time and energy to make it a success. The festival managed to bring a really diverse range of high quality art and craft to Burton.

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All images are courtesy of Alistair Kennedy and PINT

There were exhibitions in unusual venues around Burton, including The Library, Jones and Clark, The Uxbridge Arms, The National Brewery Centre and of course The Making House with a gala launch at 107 Station Street, with something like 40 artists exhibiting throughout. David Booth created an amazing sculptural installation at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, created from 100,000 beer mats donated by Marstons Pedigree, you could listen to a story by Rivka Fine as you did your shopping at Sainsburies, the students of Burton College put on a work wear fashion show at Jones and Clarke tools supplies, the craft and art market launched the new market stalls in Burton transforming Station Street for the day, Kitten Pyramid did their demo launch at Tower Brewery (and a downsized acoustic set for The Making House’s Sunday Brunch) Alistair put on a moonlight contemporary art walk and I worked with various people to get hundreds of origami swans made to install around Burton. Think that’s everything covered but if I’ve forgotten anything sorry!

It was a brave and really exciting idea and we’ll hopefully be seeing the second festival this October. There’s a selection of the work from the PINT artists currently on show at The Brewhouse Arts Centre until 16th February 2013.

There’s so much more to see, for more details check out www.pintartsfestival.co.uk

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