[PART TWO: The Trading Post]
Geocached Artwork: Ongoing from Sat 31 Oct 2015 – Sat 29 Oct 2016
What treasure do you collect? Stamps from foreign shores, perfect skimming stones or mysterious coins? This is your opportunity to trade it!
Inspired by the historic Bristol Fair, Megan Clark-Bagnall invites you to revive the Bearpit as a place of exchange, and trade some happiness from your everyday journeys. By trading your happiness and passing it onto another you will be reviving the Bearpit as a Trading Post and a place of destination.
Fancy being social? Grab a coffee and maybe treat yourself to a brownie. This location is only accessible Mon-Fri, 7am-4pm and Sat, 10am-5pm.
Here are your clues…
- Wake up and smell the coffee.
- Locate the triangles.
- Enter the password ‘1595A’.
- Turn the volt and open the door.
- Trade your treasure.
- Sign the log book.
- Close the safe and lock the vault.
[PART ONE: An Everyday Party]
Party: Mon 1 June 2015, 4.30 – 6.30pm
**Postponed to Wed 3 June**
An Everyday Party was a surprise party to celebrate those who make a daily journey through the Bearpit. It was a party that commends their commute and marked a moment in the day that is usually instantly forgotten. The space steadily filled with the spirit of the funfair as Megan surprised passersby, taking them back in time to when the Bearpit was a place of destination, a trading post and a flurry of excitement.
About the artist
Megan Clark-Bagnall makes work that is accessible, fun, and humorous
and although her projects often seem a little ridiculous, they are
made with complete sincerity.
Megan‘s interests include scale and size, the present day, the past
and the future, the kitsch and the mundane. She creates large-scale
installations, sensory experiences, almost-performances, events and
happenings. She often makes things by hand, which gives some of her
projects a D.I.Y. aesthetic.
Megan is an artist based in Bristol. Recent commissions include
English Heritage, Bristol Biennial, 34 Bristols, The National Trust,
The Bluecoat and Cheshire East Council.
Image: Megan Clark-Bagnall, An Everyday Party. Photo by Jose Vegas.
Visit the Artist’s Website