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Newmarket in Colour initiative complements contemporary art exhibition this summer


Newmarket is the place to be this summer as it welcomes a major, contemporary art exhibition: Mutiny in Colour. Featuring the likes of Banksy, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and many more, the National Horseracing Museum will host this exhibition across four months, launching in June. The museum is better known as the home of the Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art, with a permanent collection that includes masterpieces by revered equine artists including Sir Alfred Munnings and George Stubbs. The juxtaposition of the modern and historic works promises to provide an intriguing contrast for visitors to consider.

To capitalise on the huge influx of visitors expected to Newmarket for this very special exhibition, Discover Newmarket is launching a complementary creative initiative, Newmarket in Colour. The town’s tourism service has joined forces with key stakeholders to commission a number of striking murals to bring colour to public spaces around the town centre.

The murals for Newmarket In Colour will pop up across town over the coming months, with The Memorial Gardens and Newmarket Leisure Centre kick starting the project. The works will be created by professional artists alongside local schoolchildren and community groups with art and craft sessions being held at several venues.

The project will build momentum as businesses come on board to make their own spaces colourful. And it isn’t just art! Eateries and bars will embrace the theme and create colourful dishes and cocktails as well businesses who are being encouraged to decorate their windows and outdoor areas as well.

 Adding another burst of colour, Newmarket BID will be embracing the theme by dressing some of the streets with overhead art installations of butterflies. The business-led organisation will also give some of the empty shop windows a creative makeover and is inviting offices and retail businesses to decorate their windows and outdoor areas, too.

Keep an eye on Discover Newmarket’s socials as images of these fantastic pieces of work emerge ensuring that all visitors to Newmarket this summer have a colourful welcome.