Monday, 29 April 2013

Solihull Fairtrade and Bastian Contrarian Launch New Cultural Initiative

Solihull Fairtrade, a group that promotes fair-trade products and ethical trading throughout the borough, and Bastian Contrarian, a local agency that provides PR, co-branding and curatorial services to businesses, galleries, artists and not-for profit organisations, have joined forces to launch a new and exciting cultural event.

Due to launch in the summer holidays of 2014, the Art inRure (AIR) art trail will consist of numerous indoor and outdoor art exhibitions, workshops, live performance, sculpture, installation, photography and video art by local, regional, national and international artists.

The aim of the Art in Rure art trail, which will involve a broad section of the local community, is to increase awareness of the Solihull Fairtrade network and local businesses, but also to raise the cultural profile of Solihull and provide new opportunities for the thriving but often ‘invisible’ art community in the borough and surrounding area.  

Solihull Fairtrade and Bastian Contrarian are calling all local businesses and organisations who can offer an exhibition space or their support, however big or small, for the six-week event.

If you are a company or organisation and you would like to be involved, contact Bastian Contrarian on 07971-022369 or download the information pack here

Artists who would like to submit their work for selection or propose a site-specific project, can send an artist statement, CV and images (including dimensions) of their work to

To find out more about the Solihull Fairtrade network visit:

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