HIGHST, 2013

HIGHST, 2013

HIGHST was commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts on behalf of Mary Portas Pilot, a scheme to support High Street shops across the country, which were badly hit in the financial crisis of 2008. Each shop on Bedford High Street is represented by one of the 98 flags with a symbol- either unique (in the case of independent shops such as Lady B or Harrisons & Simmonds gentleman’s emporium) or shared with a group (bookies, hairdressers, charity shops, banks) and all are executed in different colours. The many empty shops were represented by plain flags.

 

22/02/13 High Street Flags - High Street, Bedford Art installation on Bedford High Street

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restaurant and tanning salon

 

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betting shop

 

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