What’s on

How to Dust the Surface

How to Dust the Surface
FREE
Saturday, 12 May, 2018 to Saturday, 15 September, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Juan Covelli & Neale Willis

Wikipedia defines data as “any sequence of one or more symbols given meaning by specific act of interpretation”.

Let us think for a moment about a photograph.

No longer the result of a series of chemical reactions in a darkened room but an interpretation of data, today a photograph is only a photograph because a computer says it is – it could just as easily be a sound, video or 3D model.


Visualised

Visualised
FREE
Saturday, 26 May, 2018 to Saturday, 7 July, 2018
Pyramid arts centre

Cheshire Artists' Network

A group exhibition by members of the Cheshire Artists' Network (CAN), responding to the theme The History of The Future.

CAN is a not-for-profit, artist led organisation currently with forty-one selected, professional members.

More information to be added soon.

Image: Allisdhair McNaull 


History History History

History History History
£10.00
(£11.75 inc online booking fee)
Friday, 1 June, 2018 -
19:30 to 21:00
Pyramid arts centre

Deborah Pearson

At the centre of Deborah Pearson’s show is a Soviet-sponsored sports comedy. Released in the 1950s, it became tied to a political uprising that made a mark on world history. Using the film as material, Pearson creates a live documentary onstage. Her words form a counterpoint to the movie, fusing the political, the historical and the achingly personal. Riveting, haunting and ultimately inspiring, this performance has toured to ten countries on three continents. 


Your History of the Future

Your History of the Future
FREE
Saturday, 7 July, 2018 to Friday, 31 August, 2018
Golden Square shopping centre

Gill Hobson

Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival has teamed up with contemporary artist Gillian Hobson and Golden Square shopping centre to create a unique and personal piece celebrating the town of Warrington.


Celebration Florida

Celebration Florida
£10.00
(£11.75 inc online booking fee)
Friday, 13 July, 2018 -
20:00 to 21:00
Pyramid arts centre

Greg Wohead

Featuring two unrehearsed performers who have never met, Celebration, Florida is a quietly surreal show for anyone who has ever missed anyone or anything.

Veering between reality and simulation, Celebration, Florida orbits around ideas of surrogacy; a stand-in to replace a person you miss, a re-creation of an experience you can’t stop thinking about, nostalgia for a place that never existed.

Greg will speak to you through two performers using pre-recorded audio and headphones. They will know almost nothing about the show when they walk on stage.


Night Edge

Night Edge
FREE
Saturday, 21 July, 2018 to Saturday, 15 September, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.”
 – Vincent van Gogh

At night, street lighting, partial darkness and moonlight transform otherwise every day, dull surroundings into exciting and otherworldly places full of atmosphere and dynamism.

Photography and long exposures (opening the shutter for seconds or even half a minute at a time) facilitate this transformative process and moving objects become blurred and alluring.


WCAF18 Open Exhibition

WCAF18 Open Exhibition
FREE
Friday, 28 September, 2018 to Sunday, 11 November, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

The eighth 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 2018. To ensure you don't miss the announcement sign up to the WCAF mailing list.

Image from last year's winning entry, by Tracy Hill


WCAF18 Photography Open

WCAF18 Photography Open
FREE
Friday, 28 September, 2018 to Sunday, 11 November, 2018
Venue TBC

The eighth Warrington Contemporary Photography Open exhibition celebrates the talents of local contemporary photographers, 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 2018. To ensure you don't miss the announcement sign up to the WCAF mailing list.

Photo: Mike Elshaw


WCAF18 Launch Night

WCAF18 Launch Night
FREE
Friday, 28 September, 2018 -
18:00 to 21:00
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

This year’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival will launch on Friday 28 September 2018 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, as well as Hannah Leighton-Boyce's solo exhibition, plus more to be announced soon.


Ventoux

Ventoux
£12/£14 (£15.75/£13.75 inc online booking fee)
Saturday, 13 October, 2018 -
19:30 to 20:30
Pyramid arts centre

2MagpiesTheatre

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France.

It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions.

Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?

“The performance is a true Tour de Force”