The visual arts programme for this year’s Manchester International Festival has been announced, with new works by Gerhard Richter, Ed Atkins, Olafur Eliasson and Douglas Gordon among the highlights.
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Following an open call, FORMAT International Photography Festival has announced the winners of its EXPOSURE Awards, with the prizewinners exhibiting during this year’s festival in March.
As the Gap in the Air festival of sonic art kicks off four months of art, performance, workshops and symposia in Edinburgh, Richard Taylor talks to its organisers and artists.
Visitors cautiously enter the quite ordinary, but hallowed interior of the city’s Conservatoire.
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. […]
Now in its third year, Tempting Failure is an artist-led international festival of live and performance art in Bristol that encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice. We talk to the festival’s artistic director, Thomas John Bacon.
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.
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 […]
Cardiff Contemporary festival continues for five weeks across the city, inviting visitors to explore and discover the Welsh capital through a series of installations and exhibitions. Rory Duckhouse reports from the opening weekend.
Produced on a tiny budget and run by an artist-led group, the Bristol Biennial is a 10-day festival of art across the city. Julie McCalden reports from the opening weekend.
As part of Brigton Digital Festival, The New Sublime exhibition at the artist-led Phoenix gallery presents the work of 14 artists in order to ask one question with many answers: what is digital art? Chris Sharratt speaks to the show’s curators.
This week sees the return of Unlimited, the Southbank Centre’s festival celebrating the work of disabled artists. We talk to senior producer Jo Verrent and look at what the visual arts strand has to offer.
Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer’s participatory artwork at the Folkestone Triennial, which invites the public to find buried gold on the town’s harbour beach, has had a busy opening weekend.
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.
The fourth b-side multimedia festival is set entirely on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, creating site-specific work that includes performance, installation and film work. Dany Louise talks to the director of this distinctive and nuanced ten-day event.
Venue:Lower Hewood Farm
From:August 30, 2014
To:August 31, 2014
Location:South West England
Yann Seznec’s Edinburgh Art Festival commission, Currents, uses recycled computer fans and digital technology to recreate global wind patterns in a former police box. Chris Sharratt finds out more.
Central to this year’s tenth anniversary edition of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is a newly commissioned documentary by US experimental filmmaker Ben Russell.
Hackney WickED returns for its sixth incarnation in seven years – this time with Arts Council England funding.
Artist-led festival Hackney WickED has announced the successful artists in its inaugural Arts Council England-funded commissions and bursaries scheme.
Venue:The Coach House Arts Centre
From:July 12, 2014
To:July 13, 2014
This year’s Liverpool Biennial is the first that director Sally Tallant can really call her own, having arrived in Liverpool only a few months before the 2012 festival. Now with a new, earlier July start date and a refreshed approach, Laura Robertson finds out what has changed at the UK’s biennial of contemporary art.
Collection of articles looking at issues and discussions around major contemporary art events.
The UK’s newest photography festival, Diffusion, has just opened to the public in Cardiff. We speak to its director, David Drake, about opportunities, challenges and what sets it apart from the rest.