The Upside Gallery
The Upside Gallery Project
The Upside Gallery project has been transformed the dominant grey concrete pillars that support the Wessex Way into amazing, colourful works of art, creating a dedicated outdoor mural gallery of eleven of the UK’s finest mural artists. We believe it’s the first of its kind in the UK!
This ground-breaking initiative aims to showcase the wide variety and incredible talent that has risen from the street art & graffiti movement and show how art can transform and reinvent spaces.
The Upside Gallery project has been conceived and driven by local creative studio, Paintshop Studio, and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Working in partnership with local digital agency, Greenwood Campbell, we’ll be developing an innovative gallery guide, allowing visitors to the gallery to delve deeper into the art, with information about the concepts, artist and production techniques via your smart phone.
The much loved, and award-winning upper and middle gardens are positioned in the very heart of Bournemouth. Cutting across and dividing these gardens is the Bourne Avenue Overbridge - built in the 1970s with a height of approx. 9M and an eastern span of over 20M.
As the boom lifts get cleared away, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the art and using your mobile, access QR codes which will be installed in various locations. Scanning the QR codes is simply done via your smartphone camera. Take a pic and it will automatically open a digital gallery site on your mobile web browser. No app is needed, so as long as you have mobile data and a smartphone you can snap and browse to access interviews, animations, and pics.
Central Gardens cross path
(under Wessex Way)
|Event Date (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)