Storefront transforms a previously empty commercial space in Bute Street into an environment where artists can experiment, engage new audiences, share work-in-progress and test ideas.

Imagine – Memories of the artist Fran Martin

An exhibition by two sisters; Fiona Martin & Elaine Lister.

Through painting, assemblages, photography & film, Imagine, explores & preserves memories of the two sister’s father, Fran Martin, and celebrates his work, just 7 weeks after his passing.

As part of this exhibition there will also be an art workshop Memory & Memorial, taking place on Saturday 18 August, 1pm -3pm.

Space 18

This exhibition is part of Space-18; a project to give emerging Artists an Artist in Residence opportunity to develop their practice, in 2016 and 2017 artists used empty shop space in High Town, Luton. This year the artists have the opportunity to use a town centre location, Storefront in Bute Street for discussion, research, networking, production and exhibition. This is part of ‘As you change so do I’, a project funded by the Arts Council of England.

Two sisters commemorate their father, artist Fran Martin, from Ireland and High Town Luton and celebrate his work, just 7 weeks from his passing.

Special Evening Viewing, Friday 17 August, 6.30pm – 9pm

Fiona Martin & Elaine Lister warmly invite you to the special evening viewing of their exhibition.

Memory & Memorial; Art Workshop, Saturday 18 August, 1pm -3pm

Join Fiona Martin & Elaine Lister for a workshop that explores the themes of their exhibition.


64 Bute Street,
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