Pop Up Gallery Initiative

AI Pop Up Gallery Logo Low ResArchiimp is giving local artists the opportunity to be part of its 2018 Pop Up Gallery Initiative.

This is a great opportunity to display and sell your work direct to the public during increased visitor times. You will have wall and floor space and be promoted in the event marketing and PR. The galleries are for artisans who hand make their craft and are local to Worcester.

The Pop Up Gallery Initiative is a project to:

  • use unloved, unrented spaces throughout the City of Worcester
  • provide an outlet to showcase unknown artistic talent of Worcester  and Worcestershire
  • provide space for artists to display and promote their work, and the opportunity to interact with clients, new buyers and fellow artists
  • to provide a space for residents, visitors and tourists to meet artists and view new artwork
  • increase awareness of Art within Worcester
  • increase awareness of the Artists themselves
  • assist more inexperienced artists with customer interaction, display techniques and other valuable skills and knowledge
  • help the more experienced artist with increasing their network
  • is fully supported by MP Robin Walker, Worcester City Council, Worcester Tourism and local retailers

Archiimp will promote event via its Blog and social media network, as well as links to artists websites and/or social media sites. Promotions will include artist name (& brand), public contact details, web links and images of work. 

Each event is promoted widely on social media and local papers running up to the opening, a piece from each artist will be displayed in The Ounce (formally the Marwood) at least ten days prior to the event itself, promotional posters are given out across the city and are available to each artist to promote themselves, larger promotional banners are placed on event site windows before the event. 

All planning, trade licences, logistics and event management are dealt with by Archiimp.

For more information please contact Chris Oxlade-Arnott (Archiimp Curator) on 07713 055 999 or chris@architecturalimpressions.uk.

The Archiimp Pop Up Galleries Initiative also include regular events such as the Riverside Arts Fayre (Annual) and the Courtyards Arts (monthly).

We are also bidding for a semi-permanent arts space in the heart of the City, where we’d  be able to host up to five artists on a two month rotation and monthly featured artist weekends, this is in early stages but again watch this space for more information.

Archiimp curate pop up art galleries in and around Worcester.

Regular monthly events are:


Annual events are:

Events under the Archiimp Pop Up Galleries Initiative are:

Pop Up Galleries

  • Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April Fully Booked
  • Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May – Fully Booked
  • Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th July – Fully Booked
  • Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th September – Fully Booked
  • Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th October – Fully Booked
  • Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd December, 2 days over Christmas Period

Courtyard Arts 

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New Partnership with nestWorcester now includes the Courtyards Arts located at the Royal Porcelain Works courtyard, Severn Street, WR1 2NE on the first Sunday of every month

  • Sunday 2nd September – Fully Booked
  • Sunday 7th October – Fully Booked
  • Sunday 4th November – Fully Booked
  • Sunday 2nd December

Hopmarket Arts

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 The Hopmarket Arts programme will start in the Spring of 2019

Riverside Arts

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The reinvention of the previous Riverside Art Market now taken over by Archiimp in partnership with City Council and LSD Promotions. This annual event takes place on Worcester’s South Quay during August. Target for 2018 is 20 artists and 40 artists in 2019.

  • Saturday 11th August (over 20 artist exhibiting)

Christmas Arts 

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This annual event showcases over 20 local artisans & artists in the Henry Sandon Hall of the Worcester Porcelain. Date in December to be confirmed.

  • Sunday 9th December  inside Henry Sandon Hall (17 artists spaces available) – Now Open for bookings

My Mission for 2018:

Is to create exciting and innovative gallery spaces in unloved and unused places throughout the City, where artists of all styles and mediums can display their work. Each Pop Up Gallery will have a subject theme and introduce at least one new artist.

I wish to provide an opportunity for artists, who have no experience in presenting their work, or are simply overwhelmed by the whole idea and need some guidance, to take the first step in displaying their work. This will bring a wealth of new talent to art buyers and will enrich the cities art scene. 

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in any of these events please complete the boxes below.

Artists Application

Please provide us with as much information as you can about you, your work and what dates you would like to be included for, as this will help as to group complementary artists and allocate suitable dates. Due to high demand of applications and limited dates, please provide links or photographs of your work. Artists must have suitable public liability insurance to exhibit at these event.

Comments from recent participating artist: 

Cherrie Mansfield commented on her participation in the October Pop Up Gallery “I loved being part of such a colourful pop-up gallery with three other talented artists.  We were in a cracking location that attracted a wide variety of people into the gallery. It was a great opportunity to show and sell my work in a city centre location and to exchange ideas with fellow artists too. The organisation by Architectural Impressions was faultless”.

Sasha Louise Rae said of the Courtyard Arts in October “Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Jilly for the opportunity to be involved in the Courtyard Arts  today. I really appreciate your help, advice and words of encouragement and would really welcome the chance to work with you again”.

Susan Birth commented on the 1st Courtyards Arts “The view from my stand at yesterday’s first Courtyard Arts event organised by @archiimp in partnership with the nestWorcester. What a great day it turned out to be! Suberb venue, lovely sunshine and a constant stream of interested visitors, so thank you @archiimp”.

Chris Haywood said “The pop up exhibitions play an important role in raising the profile of Art in Worcester and are a good opportunity for artists to show their work to a local audience. It is very enjoyable to talk to people who have an interest in the Arts. The exhibition was expertly organised by Chris and Jilly and made it easy for artists to simply turn up and put their work up as they have done all of the time consuming background work. Even on a damp weekend, footfall was very good and the work received a positive reaction from everyone who popped in”.

Shilpi Sharma commented “The pop up gallery is a wonderful opportunity for local artists like me to display and share my work with others. It was very well organised and coordinated. It is a great platform for displaying and especially meeting a lot of wonderful people and sharing knowledge regarding art. Many thanks to Archiimp for all the help to reach out. I was very happy to be a part of the event and display & interact with lots of interesting  people and especially meet a lot of talented fellow artists”. 

Mark Zytynski said “I’m always grateful for a chance to exhibit so this opportunity was very welcome – especially as I’ve just moved to the area. Most valuable to me was the ability to ‘network’ and pick up on local artists, resource outlets etc by talking to the other exhibitors”. 

Previous Pop Up Galleries:


Archiimp Pop Up Gallery Initiative is sponsored and supported by The Ounce, The Cabin and Worcester City CouncilA special thank you to The Hopmarket Charity for allows us to use site on four separate occasions. 

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