Artist and printmaker Belle Benfield will be transforming Lincolnshire’s The Hub National Centre for Craft and Design into a working print shop throughout August.
Visitor’s will be invited to transform the Hub’s roof gallery into a mixed-media installation inspired by food production and consumerism by adding their own prints to an ever-evolving mural. The exhibition will keep growing until it ends on 3 October.
Benfield’s previous projects print projects have seen visitors print their own money in a makeshift bank and press front pages of their own edition of the Sun newspaper. The project at the Hub has been inspired by Benfield’s visits to Lincolnshire and will allow visitors to look at the relationship between the farmer’s field and the supermarket through the medium of print.
Benfield has previously been commissioned to work with a number of community-based projects including curating a travelling exhibition about a controversial neighbourhood redevelopment in Brooklyn, creating 13 largescale murals – including one as part of a programme to empower young women, and redecorating the entrance to the 191st Street subway in New York’s Manhattan.
Print Shop – Belle Benfield runs from 7 August – 3 October at The Hub National Centre for Craft and Design , Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7TW.