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Manifest, Manchester: an artist-led art festival for the North West

An ambitious new artist-led festival is taking place across Manchester and Salford this weekend, with studio spaces and major venues hosting a number of projects produced especially for the festival alongside, open studios across both cities. Bob Dickinson meets artists and festival directors Elisa Artesero, John Lynch and Roger Bygott to find out more.

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Tweet a Sound

I will be installing an inter-active sound installation for the forthcoming Bridge of Allan Contemporary Art Fair on November 1 called “Tweet a Sound”. Met up with the director of the Fair, Amy Drewery, this afternoon to discuss final arrangements. […]

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Cardiff Contemporary: big ambitions need long-term commitments

Good things are happening in Cardiff’s visual arts scene, with an energy and momentum that can be seen in the current Cardiff Contemporary festival. But, argues former Artes Mundi director Ben Borthwick, there is much that needs to be done if the biennial event – and Wales’ contemporary art scene generally – is to really fulfil its potential.

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Bristol Biennial: impressive, radical and artist led

I wrote this for a-n: This weekend saw the Bristol Biennnial 2014 burst into life with a jam-packed 10-day programme that peppers the city with intriguing events in unusual spaces. Caves, Edwardian toilets, buses, fountains and an ordinary terraced house all […]

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Folkestone Triennial: an art treasure hunt of exquisite quality

The third Folkestone Triennial has been attracting widespread media coverage thanks to artist Michael Sailstorfer’s buried gold bars on the town’s harbour beach. Dany Louise takes a tour of the town and finds many more artistic treasures in this intelligently curated festival of art in the public realm.

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