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BEAF PROJECTS Presents: Tattoo Exhibition

Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF) opens its first 'socially distanced' exhibition at its new pop-up venue, B.A.D., in the heart of Boscombe.

Boscombe Arts Depot (B.A.D) is located in the empty department store, previously T J Hughes in the Sovereign Shopping Centre. Already home to a temporary theatre, it is set to be transformed over the coming months to include a gallery space, community and interactive space. Part of the site has been allocated to support the Dorset Children's Foundation (DCF) and The Outsiders Project, the latter creating the first on-site exhibition, Tattoo, viewed from the street.

Running until 31 August 2020, the exhibition is a snapshot of work collected online during the lockdown period, which gathered stories about individual tattoos and the personal meanings behind them. This first socially distanced exhibition, developed in partnership with Hampstead Theatre in London, allows the public to see the inspiring stories behind the ink in this specially created window gallery at the front of the B.A.D. building.

Nell Leyshon, Director of The Outsiders Project, which gives voice to marginalised and unheard artists, describes the exhibition as "a great way to show the public what the project has been up to throughout lockdown. It also emphasises that even though we have been unable to present any productions, we have continued to support our local community and artists and create artwork in these uncertain times."

Sovereign Shopping Centre
600 Christchurch Road
01202 302659
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Times Available:
Monday 13 July 2020 - Monday 31 August 2020.
School Holiday Only
Free Admission.
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.
Referral Criteria:
Self Referral
Recognised As (Scheme):
Free Activity