Independent Exeter fashion store Off The Hook has a contemporary art exhibition amongst its display of clothes and shoes.
Stowage is an exhibition of small-scale artworks in the shop windows of Exeter’s West Quarter. One of the curators, Gabrielle Hoad, reveals the thinking behind the show and reflects on the results.
Stowage is about storing things in tight spaces, about making ideas portable, luggage-sized, able to move from place to place. It’s a collection of art built in and around old-fashioned sweet jars that brings together artists and retailers in sometimes unexpected conjunctions.
Some of Exeter’s oldest shopping streets will be transformed into a walk-through gallery this spring. Independent traders in the city’s Fore Street and New Bridge Street are hosting small-scale works by more than 20 artists from across the UK.