PRESS RELEASE The Ghost Bus project 2
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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THE “GHOST BUS PROJECT”
A VISUAL ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD
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The exciting new “Ghost Bus” visual art project by Roberto Alborghetti – Italian
journalist, writer and visual artist – is now touring the world wide web over the next
two months attracting many admirers along the way. This itinerant “modern art
gallery” is culminating in a special short films premiere and social gathering on Friday
27 March at 6.30pm at Bartons Plc, Chilwell High Road, Nottingham, to which you are
most cordially invited.
Website and social media viewers are enthralled and mystified by what Roberto has
created from the totally natural and realistic photo images he took last October of the
1956 “Ghost Bus” when he toured the huge Bartons garage site housing superb
exhibition and special events space as well as a wonderful collection of vintage
vehicles. Can you believe that this art is from an old bus??
See the project gallery posts on his website so far
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6EdU_xLFRY Ghost Bus trailer with quotes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZslQCqWSGtI 3 Ghost Bus trailers
and thereafter twice a week... so keep up to date by “liking” his Facebook, or follow on
his Twitter account (or LinkedIn and Google+) to enjoy the whole gallery experience
leading up to and including the special event on Friday 27 March.
See details about Roberto’s October visit on
What captured Roberto’s imagination was the story behind the “Ghost Bus” which
Simon Barton relayed to him. The URR 865 AEC Reliance had been slumbering in an
open Suffolk field for 20 years, resistant to both scrapping or restoration, before being
discovered and brought back to its original fold a few years ago.
A vehicle-sister of the “Ghost Bus” had been documented in an incredible 1959 movie in
Kodachrome colour of a group of English ladies and gentlemen who toured from
Nottingham to the Italian Riviera on a Bartons Road Cruise Holiday, now posted on
Bartons was once the largest independent bus company in Western Europe and one of
the first firms in the world to operate a timetabled bus service.
As shown in the short film, some images (“Maps”) come from the Land Rover vehicle
that is parked next to the old bus. The vehicles are both distressed in the same manner
from decades outside, both the same age, British in manufacture and both have
decades long association with Barton family. Both vehicles are still on site.
It was good reason for Roberto to create and build a different road trip of the artistic
kind between Italy and the land of Robin Hood. So he set to work incorporating the
“Ghost Bus” for his “Lacer/actions” project concerning realistic images of decomposed
publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens and
materials. The project, preceded by 3 trailers and a flyer, consist of two short movies
for public performances and video shows, a limited edition special poster (showing 9
images from the films), a special card series (reproducing 16 artworks selected from
the 109 that had been created) and a collection of canvases.
The “Ghost Bus” project synopsis refers:
“There’s an old bus at Bartons garage, in the ancient land of Robin Hood.
After thousands of miles, it’s taking a rest tired and rusty.
But if we look closely, it continues to tell us the colours of its days along the dusty
roads of the world...”
The Ghost Bus project is already attracting media and TV attention in Italy and around
the world, so hop on board and enjoy the ride!
BIOGRAPHY ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI :
For further information, please contact:
Marysia Zipser, founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and arts/heritage tourism
promoter, email: email@example.com Mob 07899 798487
Roberto Alborghetti, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Barton, Bartons plc http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/ 0115 9257766 email: