Reflection of trees on the river with purple overlay.
You are invited to 'As You Change, So Do I's' new commissions for summer, including work from artists Jeffrey Dennis, Yuri Pattison and Abi Spendlove.

New Commissions for Summer 2017

Thursday 29 June, 5.30pm – 8pm

Join As You Change, So Do I in Luton’s Cultural Quarter on Thursday 29 June for a summer celebration of public art in Luton.

5.30pm – Pizza and Places Start the evening with Pizza and Places. A chance to discuss public art in Luton with artists and curators over a pizza (or two).

6.30pm – Flights Overhead by Yuri Pattison For the last few months, Yuri Pattison has been tracking Luton Airport’s activity in real-time. His work, Flights Overhead dwells on the town’s industrial infrastructure within a global economic context. This digital work will be presented in a non-digital context by curator, Andrew Hunt.

6.40pm – Tributary by Abi Spendlove The Storefront, Luton’s participatory art laboratory, will introduce Luton artist Abi Spendlove to the space. Spendlove’s Tributary celebrates the River Lea, which rises in and passes through Luton. Throughout the evening she will be crafting ice sculptures using the river’s waters. Attendees will also be able to contribute their ideas of thoughts of Luton’s hidden river to the Tributary‘s Painted Poem.

6.50pm –  The Luton Host by Jeffrey Dennis  The evening will then progress outside and onto The Cultural Quarter’s stage. Inspired by William Morris patterns, Jeffrey Dennis will be working throughout the summer on a mural near the stage. Dennis will introduce his work, The Luton Host and invites attendees to bring their own visual contributions for inclusion in the painting.

7pm – Performance by guitarist Mathew Sawyer The evening will be concluded with a performance by experimental folk guitarist, Mathew Sawyer. The Storefront and Connors Café Bar will stay open for attendees to view the artworks, enjoy the summer’s eve, discuss the artists and spend time with family and friends.


Starting at The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 – 67 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY 5.30pm – 8pm Free

All are welcome. No booking required.

Reflection of trees on the river with purple overlay.
Abi Spendlove Reflections
Jeffrey Dennis The Luton Host’


The Hat Factory Arts Centre
65 - 67 Bute Street,

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