This Thursday, the Hotshoe Gallery in London is playing host to the Royal College of Art MA Photography’s Print Box Sale, a fundraising event to help students to stage five exhibitions during the 2011 Folkestone Triennial this summer.
All 22 first year Royal College of Art photography MA Students have work in the sale. Twenty limited edition box sets, containing two different sets of 11 prints are available to purchase at £250 per box.
This year’s Folkestone Triennial, the second of its kind, will see the RCA students set up their own exhibitions within abandoned shop spaces as part of the Creative Foundation’s regeneration scheme in the town.
The scheme aims to purchase, refurbish and manage property in the Creative Quarter of Folkstone, with the hope that if artists move it, the area will in turn attract more artists and businesses.
Alongside this resourceful use of space, 19 international artists have been commissioned to create new works for the festival.
The selected artists have been invited to develop new works for Folkestone’s streets, squares, beaches and historic buildings to create a cutting-edge contemporary art exhibition in the public domain, such as Cornelia Parker’s life-size bronze statue of a female Folkestone resident in the pose of Copenhagen’s famous Little Mermaid.
The sale takes place on March 31 from 6pm – 9pm at the Hotshoe Gallery, 29-31 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N