Big Shop Friday
Blackened Sun Brewing Company

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In collaboration with Blackened Sun Brewing Company, Big Shop Friday are excited to announce our next open call for an artist in residence for WALL. 

WALL is a three month residency project that will provide artists with the opportunity to install a piece of work on a wall at Blackened Sun’s taproom based in Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes. This is a great opportunity to expose your work for three months in a brand new venue engaging what will become 1000s of locals.

We’re looking for a range of applications from painting, drawing, installation, photography, sculpture, fashion/textiles, illustration, film/animation and more.

You will be able to sell work or products during the residency with no commission taken and host your own event for FREE.

The deadline for proposals is midnight on Sunday 22 December 2019.

WALL is about supporting local independents. Whether that’s art, beer, food or music. Working in collaboration like this will help build audiences, bridges and hopefully new opportunities to help grow your business or creative practice.

WALL is supported by funding from MK Community Foundation and beer mats by thirstys.co.uk


Big Shop Friday is an artist-run collective bringing together a number of creatives from across Milton Keynes. We plan occasional events pooled from a collective of contacts and specialisms, and look to connect with inspiring people from all over.

Blackened Sun Brewing Company Ltd is a brewery based at 3 Heathfield, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes. We are all about creativity, skill and precision, only using the best ingredients crammed full of flavour and passion. Our beers are neither fined, filtered or pasteurised, they are left to mature and condition naturally to create a fuller flavour.

Established in September 2017 by Gary and Sharon Morse, all our beers are based on our love of Belgian yeast. Our styles are not traditional Belgian beers, they are hybrid styles we have created (some more traditional than others). For us it's all about big flavours to produce balanced beers. We also brew a range of seasonal beers (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn) reflecting the relevant seasons.

The taproom consists of 6 keg lines showcasing not only our own beer but other smaller craft breweries from around the UK.  We would like to introduce our customers to new beers that are not currently available in our area. We will also extend the range with bottles and cans from our favourite European, American and UK breweries.