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Works by Matthew Pollock
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HarborArts

My goal as an artist and arts administrator on the Board of Directors of HarborArts is to redefine and expand New England’s public art palate by working collaboratively with our volunteers to create, plan and implement alternative arts programming and exhibitions. 


The Organization

Mission - As a non-profit public art institution, HarborArts is dedicated to fostering cultural engagement through visual, literary, and performing arts.  We embrace the unique challenge of transforming Boston’s historic, working shipyard into a meaningful space for creativity, discovery, inspiration, and education within East Boston’s economically and ethnically diverse community.  HarborArts is a platform for dialogue, setting the stage for global impact through accessible collaboration and environmental stewardship.

The Shipyard Gallery - HarborArts is a unique and creative space for public art, arts programming, and community events.  HarborArts is a place for everyday “Interventions”, both planned and spontaneous, into the artistic life of the city.

Located on the Boston HarborWalk, our Shipyard Gallery boasts the largest collection of public art in Boston. Our annual HarborArts Festival draws thousands to the shipyard for an entire day of art, music and activities.  Beyond the docks, HarborArts works collaboratively with partnering businesses and organizations in our neighborhood and the region to engage public participation with the arts.  Through pop-up galleries, community public art advocacy and instigation, and art programming consultation, we aim to bring the creative flavor of the shipyard to the rest of the world.

Building Big -  We’re building a public art incubation environment to host and nurture large-scale art and design projects in Boston– a one-stop shop dedicated to transforming innovative concepts into monumental realities.  We can provide space, logistics, and support to allow artists, students, and community members to go big with their ideas.  Capabilities include: shop and build space, woodworking, metalworking, and machine tool access, design and fabrication strategies, exhibition and installation assistance, and a network of partnered collaborators and craftspeople.