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These photos came up on my Facebook feed today, they are from a free art event in Gloucester last year as part of the Gloucester Paint Jam.
Friday 13th November was the preview night for My Dog Sighs "Quiet Little Voices" exhibition at Play Dead in Southsea so what better reason to take a three hour drive down for lots of good company and great art.
Of course I couldn't take a trip to Southsea without dropping off some free art. The first was left on the seafront in what I think was the same location as one of my first ever Free Art Friday drops. The second was right outside the fantastic Play Dead art gallery and tattoo studio.
Play Dead is a fantastic new street art gallery and tattoo studio in Southsea run by artists Lex and Samo. You can find it on Highland Road, you wont be able to miss it because outside is a huge wall that gets painted by the exhibiting artist. Although its early days there is talk of me having an exhibition at Play Dead early next year, sign up to my email to make sure you don't miss the invite to the preview night. In the meantime check out what My Dog Sighs did for his Quiet Little Voices exhibition.
Stepping inside it is a perfectly formed space. A large window display for 3D works, clothing to buy from local artists and long wall for several pieces of art to be displayed. Moving towards the back you'll find the purchase desk full of stickers and badges and behind that the tattoo studio.
Although not my best 360 photo (there were a lot of people moving) the tour below gives you an idea of what the place looks like. Doesn't compare to actually visiting the place, saying hi to Lex and Samo and maybe making a little purchase to help support this brand new venue.
I've always wondered what kind of people find the free art I leave around Peterborough so as part of an experiment I asked my finders to post a selfie with their free art (now known as a fafie). As a thank you for posting a fafie I would drop another piece of free art the following day. This has been going on for seven days now and I thought you might like to see the photos.
The first drop was in a coffee shop in Hampton, Peterborough. A couple of hours later it was picked up and the very first fafie was posted on Facebook.
The second drop was in Yaxley just south of Peterborough and was picked up by a couple of passers by who posted their fafie on Instagram.
Drop 3 was made quite late at night in Peterborough City Centre. It was picked up the following day and posted on Instagram again.
It was another late drop on day 4, this time in Bretton Centre. My favourite part about this drop was spotting the finder taking the artwork just as I was about to drive off.
Day 5 had me worried because despite giving a great clue to the whereabouts in the photo it was hours before I was able to find a fafie for it.
Day 6 was another treat when I got to spot a finder not only taking the art but also taking the fafie (well taking a pic of her dog with it).
On the 7th successive day as cardboard and ink supplies began running low I started to question what I'd let myself in for. I hadn't anticipated so many people would be happy to take a fafie for me. Dropped in Orton Waterville while I ate at The Windmill, one minute it was there, the next minute it was gone. Hours later it appeared on Instagram.
Big thanks to everyone that's posted fafies so far, long may it continue. If you are up for hunting for free art then follow me for clues.
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