Yara + Davina: Arrivals + Departures

Saturday 10 - Friday 30 July
10.30am - 5pm
City Square, City Centre
(Junction of Silbury Blvd & Saxon Gate, outside M&S Foodhall)

Arrivals + Departures is a public artwork about birth, death and the journey in between, created by UK artist duo Yara + Davina.

Taking the recognisable form of an arrivals and departures board, the artwork displays names of people, submitted by the public, as a way of celebrating and commemorating a birth (an arrival) or a death (a departure).

Located in City Square, these nostalgic display boards capture the joy and sadness of any arrivals hall or departure lounge. Visitors and passers-by will be able to contribute names in-person to Festival Stewards or online. 

A series of free events to accompany Arrivals + Departures will be announced soon.

Yara + Davina make social practice artwork, creating ambitious public artworks that respond to site, context and audience. Using formats such as jokes to mini golf and choirs and tattoo parlours, they root their works in the everyday, using a lightness of touch and humour to make works that are both poetic and universal

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Co-commissioned and produced by Artsadmin with support from Create To Connect > Create to Impact through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Publicly funded through Arts Council England.