Artworks created for The Great Big Art Exhibition are going to be featuring on hundreds of digital screens in the UK’s leading malls, all thanks to a partnership with Clear Channel.

The Great Big Art Exhibition is a celebration of the creativity in all of us. While the doors to our museums and galleries were shut during the winter lockdown,  we invited everyone to make artworks and use front windows, gardens, balconies and outdoor spaces to share your creations.

Over 5000 artworks were posted on social media during lockdown by people from all over the UK and across the world, including posts from Canada, France and Portugal and all artworks are currently appearing on a digital wall in Firstsite (until 5 September).

From 12 July until 25th July, a selection of artworks created by the public will also be appearing on hundreds of Clear Channel screens up and down the UK, from Aberdeen to Southampton.

Firstsite Director Sally Shaw MBE says:When the doors to our collections and galleries closed our imaginations very much stayed open. Making, showing and experiencing art has created so much joy, connection and solace for many thousands of people through this difficult time – I can’t wait to see these incredible expressions of people’s creativity being shared right across the UK.”



Locations include:

Union Square Shopping Centre, Aberdeen

Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Barnet

Festival Place, Basingstoke

Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham

Grand Central Shopping Centre, Birmingham

Churchill Square, Brighton

Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, Bristol

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol

Coopers Square Shopping Centre, Burton upon Trent

County Mall, Crawley

Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon

Derbion, Derby

Frenchgate Centre, Doncaster

Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Dudley

Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, Ealing

Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh

Fareham Shopping Centre, Fareham

Kingdom Shopping Centre, Fife

Clyde Shopping Centre, Glasgow

Glasgow Fort, Glasgow

Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow

Freshney Place, Grimsby

Friary Shopping Centre, Guilford

Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe

Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness

Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Kingston upon Hull

St Stephens, Kingston upon Hull

Victoria Gate Shopping Centre, Leeds

Victoria Quarter Shopping Centre, Leeds

Highcross Shopping Centre, Leicester

The Centre, Livingston, West Lothian

Manchester Arndale, Manchester

The Trafford Centre, Manchester

Drake Circus, Plymouth

The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading

Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield

West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton

New Mersey,  Speke, Liverpool

Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling

The Bridges Shopping Centre, Sunderland

Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells

The Ridings, Wakefield

Peacocks Shopping Centre, Woking

Find out more about The Great Big Art Exhibition