Gavin Pryke is a Nantes-based British artist and illustrator who is fascinated by representations of the “little people” that make up society. His polymorphous body of work is inspired by his many travels (Eastern Europe, France) and the cultures he has encountered.
In a nod to his adopted home, and as guest artist of Le Voyage à Nantes, Pryke presented a series of 13 animatronic figures in Rue Maréchal Joffre that portray a couple meeting and falling in love in the street’s shops.
This year, Pryke shifts his characters in time and continues the story in another part of the city – that couple now lives in the emblematic Marché Talensac: a major market for local produce and culinary specialties.
Ten new portraits of these true/false characters come alive as signs and marquees, all coming together to tell a brand-new story of love and humour that echoes the hustle and bustle of the market stalls below.
Gavin Pryke was born in Ipswich (Great Britain). He lives and works in Nantes.
Marché de Talensac
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Marché de Talensac, Rue Talensac, Nantes
How to get there?
Parking(s) nearby: Parking Talensac, Parking Bellamy, Parking Tour Bretagne
Public transport: St-Stanislas, Talensac, 50 Otages
Self-service bicycles: Talensac Nord (n°71), Talensac Sud (n°21), Saint Similien (n°19), Préfecture (n°1), Brossard (n°5), Sainte Élisabeth (n°17), Viarme (n°18), Place Du Cirque (n°6), Hôtel De Ville (n°2), Édouard Normand (n°16)
Tuesday to Friday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
Street-level access is possible on Rue de Bel-Air. Steps are present in the market.