Edinburgh Art Festival opens this weekend with a programme of new commissions and exhibitions taking place across the city. Richard Taylor takes a look at some of the exhibitions and artists’ talks and tours that offer an alternative take on this year’s festival commission theme, The Improbable City.
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Directed by Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon, Neck of the Woods stars Charlotte Rampling and features music by international concert pianist Hélène Grimaud. But does this Manchester International Festival production fulfill its potential? Chris Sharratt reports.
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.
Artists will be opening their studios to the public over the weekend, despite this year’s Hackney WickED Art Festival being cancelled.
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Artists including Charles Avery and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd to create new commissions responding to the festival theme of The Improbable City.
Inaugural festival featuring film, performance and installation launches this weekend in Dalston, London with a focus on young artists and curators.
The organisers of the annual Hackney WickED Festival in East London have announced that the event will not be going ahead this year due to spiralling costs – but that the community interest company will continue to work with artists in London and beyond.
The programme for this year’s annual Edinburgh Art Festival includes the first solo show in Scotland from Phyllida Barlow and an open call for proposals from early career, Scotland-based artists.
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.
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.