WCAF17/18

  • Haecceity

    Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open winner Tracy Hill's solo show is at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery until 16 June 2018

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  • Celebration Florida

    Just announced! Tickets are now on sale for Greg Wohead's show at Pyramid. Featuring two unrehearsed performers who have never met, this is a quietly surreal show for anyone who has ever missed anyone or anything.

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  • How to Dust the Surface

    Coming soon, a new exhibition by Juan Covelli & Neale Willis

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  • History History History

    Just announced! Tickets are now on sale for Deborah Pearson's incredible documentary at Pyramid. This is a show for lovers of cinema, and for anyone who has stared at pictures of their ancestors a little too long.

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Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable (image credit: Jules Lister)
Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable (image credit: Jules Lister)
Ellen Sampson, Dance

The History of the Future

For the first time, this edition of Warrington Contemporary Art Festival consists of a 12 month programme of exhibitions, installations and events, up to September 2018. The theme for this edition of the Festival is The History of the Future.

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Open exhibitions

The seventh Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival launched on Friday 29 September 2017 with the announcement of the Open competition winners and a tour of the venues. 

A record number of artists submitted work, with the festival team supported by guest judge Paulette Terry Brien and Louise Giovanelli. Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Open:

Art Open

Winner: Tracy Hill - Cognitive Surveillance II and Matrix of Movement II

Runner Up: Francesca Neal - Perfformiad

Photography Open

Winner: Robert Watson - Bamburgh

Runner up: Harry Horton - Girls on Bicycle, Vietnam

Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival is delivered by Culture Warrington with funding from Arts Council England, and in partnership with The Gallery At Bank Quay House and Warrington Borough Council.