Glitter Ball showroom & projects is an artist-run venture for contemporary art and artists – a local space for international art. We invite exciting and inspiring artists and projects to present artworks and events in our showroom on the lower ground floor of the Old Gymnastic Hall. A new exhibition or project is launched the first Saturday of each month in our spring and autumn seasons, spring runs March to June and autumn September to December.
Glitter Ball’s inaugural season openings are:
1 September, 12noon to 3pm
6 October , 12noon to 3pm
10 November, 12noon to 3pm (Note Saturday 3 November is a Swedish National Holiday)
1 December, 12noon to 3pm
Saturday openings are open to everyone. They are a great opportunity to meet the exhibiting artist(s) as well as other artists and art lovers. Outside of the opening times please contact Glitter Ball – +46 (0)70 333 6879 or [email protected] to arrange your visit. Appointments are made for mutually convenient times including evenings and weekends. Let us know if you are interested in visiting the artist’s studios that are in the same building and we will do our best to organise it.
Glitter Ball focusses on contemporary arts practice and works closely with each of the selected artists. Artistic expression is our heart and soul. Thinking like a museum and being like a family creates an environment where artists can experiment, play and take risks. We are part of a fluid network of artists’ initiatives stretching across the whole of Europe and extending to Africa, America, Australia and the far East.
Glitter Ball is in Enköping’s cultural quarter – a stones throw from the town’s art gallery and performing-arts school, and a short walk from the museum and the Joar Blå theatre, cinema and library with it’s own exhibitions and the 24-hour art-window Konstfönster Joar. Being in ’Sweden’s nearest town’ we only 40 minutes from central Stockholm and even closer to Uppsala and Västerås.
Glitter Ball is the initiative of British artist Stuart Mayes who now lives and works in Enköping, Sweden. Stuart has over thirty years experience as an artist, his own practice encompasses installation, objects and live work, as well as collaborations, projects, teaching and gallery education. He gained his degree at Dartington College of Arts and his masters at Slade School of Art (London), he has also taken professional courses at both the Royal Institute of Art and Konstfack (Stockholm).