Elsewhere: Messages Fun Palace

An art exhibition created by Helen Walsh in the windows of a shop unit in Dumfries and invitation to make a creative response to be added to the ongoing exhibition reflecting on your hopes, dreams and ambitions for your community post-COVID.
Collect an envelope with full instructions from the exhibition site, or post us an envelope with your contribution.

Full details: https://thestove.org/messages-elsewhere-installation/

Primary Contact

Katie Anderson

Date and Time

Thursday 30th September 2021 09:00-17:00
Friday 1st October 2021 09:00-17:00
Saturday 2nd October 2021 09:00-17:00


High Street,
Dumfries and Galloway,
United Kingdom


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Messages is a new artwork installation created by artist Helen Walsh, and sited in the windows of 113-115 High Street, Dumfries.


“We use envelopes to send mesages, to communicate, to share our ideas, our secrets, our hopes and dreams. Envelope also means to wrap and protect and in my installation I want to look at both these ideas. These envelopes represent some of my hopes, dreams and fears for us post Covid-19.

I’ve made the envelopes from transparent paper so you can see some of the contents, a sharing of my hopes, dreams and fears. I hope you’ll share some of yours with me by taking an envelope from the box provided, working on it and then returning it to us at The Stove Network so we can add it to the installation.”

To get involved collect an envelope from either 113-115 High Street, or The Stove cafe and share your hopes and ideas of what life should be like after the Covid-19 pandemic. You can share these ideas however you like, drawings, words or another way – and return it to the Stove cafe addressed to ELSEWHERE. Alternatively, post us your response to ELSEWHERE, The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries. We will add as many of the contributions as we can to Helen’s exhibition.