Exhibition

Ridgewell & Ducklop Property Services

30 Aug 2018 – 31 Dec 2018

Event times

9am - 4pm

Cost of entry

Free - Installation viewed from the street

...blip - a space for art

Grimsby
England, United Kingdom

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The current project at …blip - a space for art takes the form of an estate agent’s window (another industry under threat from online alternatives) to spotlight a handful of the town’s empty spaces.

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Ridgewell and Ducklop Property Services

Ridgewell and Ducklop Property Services comments on the limitations of conventional marketing to promote the merits of our town centre, address its manifold issues and attract investment.

A report in the local media in April 2018 revealed that sixteen major stores closed in Grimsby in 2017 with just six opening. So what is next for Grimsby’s high street?

As the economic downturn continues to decimate our town, the future is precarious for remaining businesses in a world that is increasingly turning to online shopping. Such uncertainty raises many questions, so how do we address the following?

Can we repurpose empty spaces to breathe new life into the town centre?

Are budget stores and coffee shops going to bring salvation to our economy?

Would an immediate reduction in rents and rates offer a reprieve?

Are you happy with your town? How can we make Grimsby a good place to live?

In an age of Netflix, is the development of a cinema multiplex a twentieth century answer to a twenty first century problem?

How do we build on the histories of our empty properties?

Should empty shops be converted to housing or used by social enterprises?

The current project at …blip - a space for art takes the form of an estate agent’s window (another industry under threat from online alternatives) to spotlight a handful of the town’s empty spaces.

Ridgewell and Ducklop Property Services comments on the limitations of conventional marketing to promote the merits of our town centre, address its manifold issues and attract investment.

We consider whether, in light of increasing levels of deprivation in Grimsby, our town centre is able to meet the real needs of our community or raise aspirations for local people?

In early July 2018, The Greater Grimsby Deal was formally signed to the tune of £60m. Will this really seal a brighter future for North East Lincolnshire?

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/what-greater-grimsby-town-deal-1751540

Curators

Marc Renshaw

Ellie Collins

Exhibiting artists

Ellie Collins

Marc Renshaw

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