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Isle of Wight hosting art event this weekend

Wed 7 Mar 2012

Isle of Wight hosting art event this weekend

Tourists taking Isle of Wight holidays this weekend could take home a piece of free art with them at the end of their break on the island as a result of an event being held in the coming days.

Local artists are set to place their works all over the island on Friday (March 9th) in order to mark Free Art Friday, with residents and holidaymakers informed they are able to take the paintings and photographs away with them via a "take me" label that will be placed with it.

According to a report by local news source VentnorBlog, the organisers of the event have opted to use the stickers so that none of the Isle of Wight's permanent pieces of art and sculptures are harmed during the course of the day.

Tony Joyce has set up the event and those who are lucky enough to find one of the pieces of art on Friday have been told they are free to keep it for themselves or replace it elsewhere on the Isle of Wight for it to be discovered and enjoyed by others taking part.

Among those on the Isle of Wight who will be donating their own pieces to the project are fine art photographer Lee Tonks and artists Rohan Barton and Corrine Bayraktaroglu, the latter of whom is a veteran of Free Art Fridays.

Another Isle of Wight artist who has taken part in similar events is Tony Trowbridge, who regularly travels to the mainland to share his work with the general public and claims to get a great buzz out of doing so.

Those on Isle of Wight holidays may even wish to take along their own paintings or pictures to leave on the island, with the organisers noting: "In order to keep a record of exclusively free art you need to make sure the work is easily removable and does little or no damage to its environment ... some put out canvas, others use materials found on the street, cardboard is popular but your imagination is your limit."

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801312147-ADNFCR

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