Shadows and Whispers
Artist Nik Ramage uses found materials to create mechanical sculptures that are inspired by the ideas and sights he encounters in everyday life. In a dialogue with the rooms of Haddon Hall, 39 of these machines and contraptions have been placed (and hidden) throughout the medieval and Tudor manor house for the visitors to encounter (and, on occasion, operate).
Until 30 September 2017, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA.
What Hat am I Wearing Today?
Artists Alex Roberts and Paul Abbott bring together their respective practices of painting and video/sculpture in this installation-based exhibition that considers how living in today’s society engenders non-stable identities. This fluid sense of reality is enhanced through the inclusion of fleeting fragments, images and sounds from the everyday alongside more personal disclosures, such as Roberts’ fellow travellers glimpsed while commuting or Abbott’s video of English language students sharing their hopes, dreams and fears.
Until 23 September 2017, MOCA London, 113 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4QY.
This three-day festival of time-based and performance art includes site-specific durational pieces by Hancock & Kelly Live, Kira O’Reilly, Dominic Thorpe and Carlos Martiel that unfold across Folkestone over the course of the festival, while a different series of programmed performances take place each evening.
8-10 September 2017, Performance Space, 62 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JP.
Roy’s People Art Fair
Urban artist Roy’s People (Roy Tyson) has teamed up with painter Samuel Peacock to launch this artist-run fair where visitors can buy art direct from the 60 exhibiting artists. Tyson’s photographs depict miniature people that he has created and sited on the streets. Exhibitors include Sarah Needham, Lizy Bending and Nick Franks.
14-17 September 2017, Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ.
Hidden Altrincham Festival
Occupying 30 venues throughout Altrincham, 50 artists and makers participate in this arts trail-based festival, animated with numerous events and workshops, including an attempt at hosting the largest mass life drawing session to ever take place in the historic Cheshire town.
14-24 September 2017, various venues, Altrincham, Cheshire.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Nik Ramage, Tap-Along, Grace, Shoe Shuffle and Pedal Shoes in the Long Gallery at Haddon Hall. Photo: Ian Daisley. Courtesy: Nik Ramage
2. Alex Roberts, Late Night Traveller, 2017. Photo: Laurin Gutwin; Courtesy: Alex Roberts
3. WAKE, flyer
4. Roy’s People Art Fair, flyer
5. Hidden Altrincham, flyer