Sat 15 May 2021 to Sun 1 May 2022
Coventry City Centre
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The Show Windows is co-produced in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust, Coventry Business Improvement District and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Funded by Arts Council England.
The Show Windows
Following a year where we have mainly been gazing out of our windows, we are now inviting you to look in.
Once upon a window…
As part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, artists, designers, architects and makers are transforming Coventry city centre, turning shop windows into portals to fantasy worlds and mindscapes.
These site-specific artworks, framed behind the window glazing, by local and international artists will act as picture book pages and mirrors in which to see new narratives and reflections of ourselves and the city.
As we re-join public spaces after a year being at home, The Show Windows aims to inspire hope, adventure and imagination, inviting us to rediscover multi-faceted Coventry, ever-evolving and home to diverse and creative communities and businesses, and its people.
You can scan the artwork with the Smartify app and step into The Show Windows portal to find out more.
You can see 'Cov as Oz' at these four locations in Coventry -
Apps Living 28-34 Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1GF
BBC CWR Priory Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 5SA
Coventry Building Society 19-20 High St, Coventry CV1 5QN
Transport Museum and Esquires Coffee Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD
Latest artworks on display from Saturday 10 July -
Coventry Phoenix Priding by Adam Nathaniel Furman at 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Infinity Doors by MAMIMU (June Mineyama-Smithson) at 91-101 Lower Precinct, Coventry CV1 1DE (Has been taken down)
Gensler, produced by RIBA West Midlands, at UK City of Culture Shop at 31 - 35 Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
August The Show Windows: Spotlight - Freedom
Sadie Aspinall, Gary Eite, Michala Gyetvai, Tammy Woodrow at Debenhams, Smithford Way, Coventry CV1 1QX
Matt Chinn at Primark, 6 Cross Cheaping, Coventry CV1 1HG
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We are excited to be working with other partners to realise our Coventry City Centre, national and international shop window takeover, including SqW:Lab and Tarq in Mumbai, Quiet Down There and Crafts Council.
Image: The Show Windows illustration by Ben Javens.