What’s on

Echo

Echo
FREE
Friday, 29 September, 2017 to Saturday, 27 January, 2018
Pyramid arts centre
Open: Mon-Wed 9am-9pm, Thurs-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Closed Sundays

Holly Rowan Hesson

Echo is a new site-specific installation by Holly Rowan Hesson commissioned by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival. The projection and sculptural work creates dialogues with materials, memory and the physical space. Hesson will continue her work on the installation with new work being added to the space mid-way through the exhibition.


WCAF17 Open Exhibition

WCAF17 Open Exhibition
FREE
Friday, 29 September, 2017 to Saturday, 28 October, 2017
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-4:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm, last admission 15min before closing. Closed Sundays

The seventh Warrington Contemporary Open exhibition celebrates the talents of local contemporary artists, whether professional, amateur or student.

Details on how to enter and this year's guest judges will be announced on the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival website in August 2017. To ensure you don't miss the announcement sign up to the WCAF mailing list.

Image from last year's winning entry, by Bex Ilsley


WCAF17 Photography Open

WCAF17 Photography Open
FREE
Friday, 29 September, 2017 to Friday, 27 October, 2017
The Gallery At Bank Quay House
Open: Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5:00pm Closed Saturdays and Sundays

The seventh Warrington Contemporary Photography Open exhibition celebrates the talents of local contemporary artists, whether professional, amateur or student.

Details on how to enter and this year's guest judges will be announced on the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival website in August 2017. To ensure you don't miss the announcement sign up to the WCAF mailing list.

Image from last year's winning entry, by Steve Deer


Worn

Worn
FREE
Friday, 29 September, 2017 to Saturday, 27 January, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-4:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm, last admission 15min before closing. Closed Sundays

Footwear, attachment and affective experience

This exhibition explores our relationship with and attachment to shoes. Focusing upon the shoe as an everyday object, it explores the ways that the worn shoe may act upon us, examining how garments and people may become entwined. It suggests that our particular attachment to footwear is located in our intimate and tactile relationship to it; that attachment is created through touch and wear. Through use and wear shoes become, both a record of the wearer’s lived experience, and also an extended part of themselves - a distributed aspect of the self.


WCAF17 Launch Night

WCAF17 Launch Night
FREE
Friday, 29 September, 2017 -
18:00 to 21:00
The Gallery At Bank Quay House
followed by a trail around the exhibitions and venues

This year’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival will launch on Friday 29 September with the announcement of the Open competition winners and a ‘cultural crawl’ tour of the venues.

This exciting event will give the public a first glimpse of entries to the Art and Photography Open competitions, which will be displayed at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery and The Gallery at Bank Quay House respectively from the launch night until the end of October.


Slant

Slant
FREE
Thursday, 19 October, 2017 -
14:00 to 16:30
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Marketing Cheshire networking event

Join us for this next Slant networking at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery to celebrate Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

Open to all cultural and tourism partners who are already engaging with Slant and those who want to find out more.

This session will include a short presentation about the release of the product development fund for 2018 /19 and how you would go about applying for the fund.


Think Ink

Think Ink
FREE
Saturday, 11 November, 2017 to Saturday, 24 February, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Hot Bed Press

An exhibition of contemporary prints by some of the 270 members of Hot Bed Press Printmakers’ Studio in Salford. This diverse selection of original screenprints, etchings, relief prints, monoprints and collagraphs give an insight into why more and more artists are turning to printmaking. The subject matter and styles range from interpretations of landscapes to figurative work and onto more abstract and ethereal responses to colour and composition.


Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist
FREE
Saturday, 10 February, 2018 to Saturday, 28 April, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Peter Davis

Peter Davis is a prize-winning contemporary figurative painter whose meticulous work explores the subject of humanity and our relationship with technology.  In this exhibition Davis aims to capture society’s zeitgeist, or spirit of the time, by creating contemporary portraiture which belongs in the here and now.

By documenting our digital and social mediated world, Davis’ work can be read as a social documentary which poses questions about our digital epoch and the alienation of the human being within contemporary society.


Haecceity

Haecceity
FREE
Saturday, 10 March, 2018 to Saturday, 16 June, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Tracy Hill

This solo show from Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open winner Tracy Hill offers an opportunity to connect with unique wetland locations around Warrington. Contrary to popular belief wetlands offer geological and archaeological heritage dating back thousands of years whilst at the same time offering solutions to many future ecological and environmental challenges.