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Local artist Rosie May creates stunning lockdown murals for The Core

We are pleased to present two new pieces of artwork in the venue created by local artist Rosie May.

We first worked with Rosie May for our Core Calls project, one of many community projects we ran throughout the multiple lockdowns of 2020. For this project, we commissioned 5 local artists to speak on the phone to the most vulnerable or isolated members of the Corby community when the pandemic first hit, offering an ear or some much needed companionship. Each artist then created work in their particular field to reflect the conversations they had.

Rosie May’s colourful work captured the feel of the first lockdown but also cast a hopeful look towards what our collective future could be when the pandemic ends. Click here to see Rosie’s work for Core Calls.

Inspired by Rosie May’s work for Core Calls, we then commissioned her to create two large murals for us; one a reflection of lockdown and one to celebrate our reopening.

Now that we are open again, we are pleased to welcome audiences back to enjoy these two murals, named Better Together and Show Time.

On commissioning Rosie May to create murals within the foyer space, our Director Joe Flavin said:

“We were blown away by Rosie May’s gorgeous work for us in the Core Calls project.

For our reopening, we wanted something to reflect back on what we’ve all been through together as a society but also look ahead and celebrate those shared moments of coming back together.

Better Together really captures what activities have got us all through the past 15 months, whilst Show Time is a fitting celebration to welcome back live performance.

We can’t wait for you to enjoy Rosie’s beautiful work at The Core.”

You will be able to see Rosie May’s work in both of our bar spaces next time you come in!

Rosie May is on Instagram – see more of her work at @ruza.may