From:September 10, 2016
To:September 18, 2016
Location:South West England
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The fifth edition of the Sheffield Fringe festival at Bloc Projects features work by more than 35 artists and questions the objectification of the ‘real’. Chris Sharratt finds out more from curator Minou Norouzi.
For just 10 days, the Whitstable Biennale transforms the seaside town on the Kent coast with its intelligent art-led approach and unusual new commissions. Dany Louise reports from a biennial like no other.
Inspired by ’60s radicalism yet rooted in the contemporary climate of austerity and the commercialisation of art school education, the second Antiuniversity Now! festival offers an alternative to mainstream models of learning through four days of free events, activities and lectures across the UK. Lydia Ashman reports.
For her co-commission from Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2016, Gillian Wearing has created the film piece, A Room With Your Views, consisting of nearly 700 moving image “views” from windows around the world, sourced via a call-out for submissions. Dany Louise speaks to the artist.
The largest contemporary art festival in the UK returns for its ninth edition with 42 artists paying homage to Liverpool’s history and future through themed ‘episodes’.
Curated by Bergen Kunsthall director Martin Clark, the Art Sheffield 2016 festival is alive with the city’s industrial and political history, with gallery spaces and culturally significant sites hosting newly commissioned and older works. Cathy Wade feels the reverberations.
The Oxfordshire festival, which offers an alternative to traditional music festivals by placing visual art at the centre, has received additional funding from Arts Council England.
This year’s Glasgow International sprawls across 75 venues, features the work of over 200 international and local artists, and features a curatorial theme focusing on the city’s post-industrial status. Chris Sharratt reports.
As the Port Talbot steelworks crisis continues, this Saturday a mini-festival takes place at the site of the former steelworks in Ebbw Vale, curated by artist Stefhan Caddick.
This July, Kathy Noble and the ICA curate the first edition of Art Night, a roving annual contemporary art festival for London initiated and organised by Unlimited Productions.
New work by leading international and Scottish artists, alongside a focus on the work of ‘The Next Generation of Artists’, will be among the highlights of the 13th edition of the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art.
One of the largest collaborative film projects ever produced is to premiere at the annual art festival in Brighton and Hove.
The programme for the sixth edition of the biennial festival Art Sheffield will include a number of site-specific installations and a focus on 1980s ‘scratch video’.
The UTOPIA 2016 festival is a year-long celebration at Somerset House, London marking 500 years since the publication of Thomas More’s influential text. Initiator and artistic advisor Ruth Potts explains how the festival came about, and explores the relationship between its programming and More’s groundbreaking ideas.
Venue:The Riverfront, Newport
From:August 18, 2016
To:August 21, 2016
Yinka Shonibare, Rebecca Warren and Imran Qureshi amongst artists creating new work this year as part of the 14-18 NOW programme.
Polemical 1937 book The Road to Wigan Pier is the thematic framework for the next two editions of North East festival of art, music and film.
Kitty Scott announced as co-curator of 2018 edition, while Julie Lomax becomes director of development of the leading art festival.
Commissioned artists will make new work for the biennial, presented in a series of locations across the city including Tate Liverpool, FACT, Bluecoat, and Open Eye.
Covering the upcoming festival of flip books, that will be to he shelves of Darlington library before travelling to libraries in America.
The inaugural North festival in Warrington has brought pavilions from city’s including Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool – as well as art that responds to Ikea – to the streets and galleries of the town. Laura Robertson reports.
Now in its third year, London’s Art Licks Weekend continues to expand beyond its south east beginnings, and this year features an increasing number of venues in the south west of the city. Pippa Koszerek speaks to the two artists behind Streatham Hill’s DOLPH projects, who will be sharing the ‘secrets’ of their practice during the four-day festival.
The 11th Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, the first curated by new director Peter Taylor, had an increased focus on artists’ films and featured installations throughout the Northumberland town. Chris Sharratt reports.
Artists’ moving image works take a central place in this year’s Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, directed by newly appointed Peter Taylor.