The virtual exhibition space was designed by Crystal Letters can be viewed on-line via this link.
“ABOUT WALK_BYE Founder of Walk-Bye, Catalina Aranguren, has always been inspired by the power of art to transform and connect us. The pandemic has allowed for her to share her artwork virtually in other countries including Sweden, UK, Hungary and Spain. Art has become a way to continue to connect to others during a time when we all feel so suddenly disconnected from the outside world. The human element is severely missing, what we all really need right now — connection to others outside the virtual.”
Images of the artworks are printed onto vinyl, displayed outside and arranged in groups by country (I’m part of the ‘ England’ group). This public arts exhibition (which has been specifically designed for this outside space due to COVID), starts on Monday May 3rd and runs for two months. You can see more via Walk Bye on Instagram and via the Walk Bye website. The artwork can be viewed day or night in this public space.
“Inspired by World Refugee Day on June 20th, we seek international artists to show us a representation of the theme: what makes home a home? What defines home? Is it people, a specific place or the memories made during a certain period of time? Is it where you were born, where you were raised, where you found love? ……You will be asked to name a song title and artist that most embodies “home” for you. A Spotify playlist will be created and shared in conjunction with Walk Bye’s exhibition of the same name.” Catalina Aranguren, Founder & Organizer, Walk_Bye.
My chosen song was Three Coins in a Fountain by Frank Sinatra – a song my dad sung all the time.
“Since we’ve been spending the last 14 months in our homes during the quarantine, I became fascinated by what ‘home’ means for different people.” said Aranguren. “In my family, we had a conversation on this topic, which then inspired the idea for the exhibit. The alignment with World Refugee Day and partnership with Welcome Home was the perfect setting.” Catalina.