Art Heist

Artist collective Coney are creating a series of adventures in The New Gallery Walsall about conceptual art, forgery and the moment ideas become art!


 

Saturday 2 October

11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm

 

Sunday 3 October

2pm – 4pm

 

A wealthy art collector wants you to help steal a modern masterpiece from The New Art Gallery Walsall! Forgery, theft and deceit may sound like fun, but do you have the skills for the job? How will you get away with it? And when the pressure’s on, what choices will you make?

 

 

Saturday 23 October

11am – 4pm

 

Yami Coe’s art is all about the moment. It’s never been documented and she destroys each legendary piece after it’s been exhibited. But one wealthy collector is determined to capture Yami’s latest masterpiece. All he needs is a few accomplices to create a forgery, break into the gallery, and swap it for the original! How would you commit the perfect Art Heist?

 

To join any of the above adventures contact Ioannis Ioannou on 01922 65 4404 or email ioannoui@walsall.gov.uk. Spaces are limited.

 

Art Heist has been developed by Coney and Winterwell. Part of the Art of Ideas III programme of events and talks, an Arts Council England initiative led by Arts & Business.

 

Coney is an artist collective renowned for its adventures that catch the public’s imagination. They make exciting stories through play, where the audience is catapulted into the leading role. These adventures can happen any time, any place. They use digital technologies alongside non-digital knowhow to play with really diverse audiences wherever they are.

 

Winterwell is an Artificial Intelligence consultancy that uses new technology to create innovative interactive works that play out across digital media and live events.