This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke is bringing his celebrated art project, the 15 foot inflatable RedBall to the UK. Co-produced by Torbay Council and The Dartington Hall Trust, it arrives on the streets of the English Riviera in Torbay in June.
RedBall then tours to Plymouth, Exeter and Weymouth & Portland, finishing the tour in London, and popping up in a total of 19 sites.
RedBall has intrigued and astounded people worldwide where has been seen in unexpected locations – squeezed into alleyways and underpasses, inflated in town squares, and squashed into bus shelters and bridge arches.
During the UK tour, RedBall will appear in the following locations:
2 June: Beach Wall, Paignton Green, Paignton (launch press call with the artist at 10am)
3 June: The Strand, Brixham
4 June: Torquay Harbour
5 June: Torre Abbey Gardens, Torquay
8 June: Southside Street, Barbican
9 June: White Lane, Barbican
10 June: Madeira Street, near The Hoe
15 June: The Guildhall, High Street
16 June: St Catherine’s Almshouse, Princesshay
17 June: Transit Shed, Quayside
Weymouth & Portland (part of Maritime Mix – London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea)
21 June: St Alban Street & St Thomas Street
22 June: Town Bridge
23 June: Esplanade
24 June: Cove House Inn, Chesil Cove
27 June: Golden Jubilee Bridge, South Bank
28 June: Waterloo Bridge
29 June: Covent Garden
30 June: Site to be announced
1 July: Riverside Terrace, Southbank Centre