Boxed at SIRF

On Sunday 2nd August the NICE Programme set to work at Stockton International Riverside Festival.  Following the theme of SIRF 2015 ‘Instant Light’ the NICE artists planned and ran a drop in participatory workshop for members of the public.

Members of the public were invited to take a blank matchbox and decorate it, responding to the festival theme. Each person was then asked to create a silhouette of a personal item from their bag or pocket and put it inside their matchbox. The collection of matchboxes were then exhibited in the Stockton Enterprise Arcade and here they are…


A live feed of the event can be found on the NICE Instagram account (@nicenortheast).

Many thanks to all those who contributed to BOXED, Stockton Borough Council and SIRF for the opportunity to be part of such an incredible event.

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