The Show Windows 2021

The Show Windows - Sep - peace, pause and play

For September 2021, we have three commissioned artists for The Show Windows with the theme of peace, pause and play.

Show Windows on display currently:

ONE Creative, produced by RIBA West Midlands, The Botanist, Unit 4, Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broadgate, Coventry CV1 1LL

The Friendly Forest by Sharon Walters, Belgrade Theatre, Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS

Jacks Frogs by Jack Foulkes, Ikea, Croft Road, Coventry CV1 3JB

The Show Windows - Aug - Freedom

For August 2021, we have five commissioned artists for The Show Windows with the theme of Freedom.

Show Windows on display currently:

Spotlights featuring Sadie Aspinall, Gary Eite, Michala Gyetvai, Tammy Woodrow at Debenhams, Smithford Way, Coventry CV1 1QX

Creative Spark by Matt Chinn at Primark, 6 Cross Cheaping, Coventry CV1 1HG

The Show Windows - Jul - Harmony

For July 2021, we have three commissioned artists for The Show Windows with the theme of Harmony.

Show Windows on display currently:

Coventry Phoenix Priding by Adam Nathaniel Furman at 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH

Archived:

Infinity Doors by MAMIMU (June Mineyama-Smithson) at New Look

Gensler, produced by RIBA West Midlands, at UK City of Culture Shop 

The Show Windows - May - Launch Project

In May 2021,To launch the programme, The Show Windows curator, Charlie Levine, has commissioned West Midlands based illustrator, Ben Javens, to re-imagine the Coventry skyline as the Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz books.

The Show Windows is inspired by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum’s book about shop window design and follows on from the success of RIBA’s Regent Street Windows project in 2018. Baum’s term, ’show windows’ has inspired the project and the brief to architects and artists, to create immersive pieces that invite audiences to journey to other places, and to celebrate the locations and people that will help us display the artworks.

Show Windows on display currently:

Cov as Oz by Ben Javens, Apps Living 28-34 Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1GF,
BBC CWR Priory Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 5SA, and
Esquires Coffee Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD

Archived:

Cov as Oz by Ben Javens at Coventry Building Society 

Cov as Oz by Ben Javens at Transport Museum

The Show Windows - Reflections

Historic England and Coventry Business Improvement District, in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust (CCCT), are working together on a series of commissions, under the title of Reflections. The commissions will spotlight and celebrate the city’s post war heritage by bringing together creatives, communities and collections with installations in the city centre.

Show Windows on display currently:

Dreamscape by Edie Jo Murray

Cafe Italia, 9-11 Trinity St, Coventry CV1 1FJ

Gourmet Kitchen, Unit 2H Fargo Village, Far Gosford St, CV1 5ED

Severn Trent, 2 St Johns St, Coventry CV1 2LZ