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Artists celebration for Burton’s PINT festival

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

  • Viewing event to mark the completion of David Booth's mammoth beer mat sculpture, part of the PINT contemporary arts festival David Booth, Mayor of ESBC Cllr Len Milner, Alistair Kennedy - PINT Organiser

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A CELEBRATION highlighting the achievements of artists who made a success of Burton’s first contemporary arts festival launches tomorrow.

The Brewhouse Arts Centre is highlighting the achievements of PINT, Burton’s first Contemporary Arts Festival, through an exhibition which brings together a selection of work by many of the artists involved in PINT.

The exhibition - ‘PINT Selected Artists’ - will start with tomorrow’s event and runs until February 16.

PINT, established by Alistair Kennedy, took Burton by storm in October and November with a host of art events around the town including David Booth’s beer mat sculpture at The Brewhouse created from more than 100, 000 Marston’s beer mats. It also displayed projections of artists work on Coor’s tower including Dhandra Bascomb from the USA, the art and craft market launching the new market stalls, in Station Street, and a student fashion show at Jones and Clarkes.

Various venues around the town also hosted exhibitions including 107 Station Street, The National Brewery Centre, Burton Library, The Making House in Winshill, Tower Brewery and The Uxbridge Arms.

Alistair Kennedy, creative director and founder of PINT Contemporary Arts, said: “This is a great way to start the new year’s creative calendar.

“It is a great opportunity to taste a little bit of what we have to offer and maybe get a sense of what is to come. Work is already under way on this year’s festival. We’ll be making a few changes to the structure of PINT as an organisation, in order to keep, and raise the quality of the work and events that are in the pipeline. We will be seeking new artists, venues and business sponsors to join us, who will strengthen our portfolio and build on the success of 2012.”

The opening event will take place tomorrow at the Brewhouse

The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday.

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