oldham art galleryA unique piece of mind-boggling illusionary art is taking shape outside Oldham Art Gallery this week.

Over three days the internationally acclaimed pavement artists Urban Canvas will create a one-off piece of 3D art as part of this year’s Festival Oldham activities. Using only pastels and poster paint the large-scale artwork will magically rise from the pavement, creating a giant gravity defying masterpiece when viewed from above.

On the final day the artists will invite you onto the art for a unique photo opportunity… but be careful where you walk, and don’t look down!

The finished artwork has also been designed to form a striking visual backdrop for the ‘Rooted’ event taking place at Gallery Oldham on Saturday 24th May from 12noon to 4pm. Skateboarding demonstrations and a special BMX dance show will be performed on the 3D artwork at the free event that also features live music, theatre and crafts.

 For more information visit the Oldham Art Gallery website.



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