The vibrant Plymouth Art Weekender takes place this weekend with over 90 events and exhibitions that showcase the city’s visual arts community.
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Six artists from the UK, America and Europe receive awards at the 4th International Print Biennale in Newcastle and across the North East.
The ‘Points of Departure’ exhibition at the inaugural Estuary biennial explores the sights, sounds and histories of the Thames Estuary through a range of works utilising sculpture, video, photography, performance, and sound. Patrick Langley reports.
The first-ever biennial Estuary festival presents 16 days of art, literature, music and film ‘curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary’. Chris Sharratt talks to Kent-based, water-loving artist Adam Chodzko about his latest iteration of Ghost, featuring a specially adapted kayak with room for one reclining passenger.
Bristol Biennial, the artist-led festival now in its third edition, combines art and ideas in a city-focused combination of new commissions and timely discussions. Maddy Hearn reports on the opening weekend of this nine-day event.
Ten-day festival to showcase site-specific work by five emerging artists, with fringe event also exhibiting the work of south London based local talent.
From:September 10, 2016
To:September 18, 2016
Location:South West England
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.