What’s on

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.


Like It. Lump It. We Are All Connected.

Like It. Lump It. We Are All Connected.
FREE
Sunday, 8 April, 2018 to Friday, 25 May, 2018
The Gallery At Bank Quay House

Beth Barlow

An ever growing conceptual yarn work, video and drawing. Crocheting the news. Exploring ideas around connection.

Opening Saturday 7 April, 2-4pm, with a talk by the artist.

For more information on the project, and how you can get involved, visit 

http://likeitlumpitweareallconnected.blogspot.co.uk

Supported by Arts Council England and Cheshire Community Foundation


Tracy Hill: Artist talk

Tracy Hill: Artist talk
Thursday, 19 April, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Join us for an informal gallery talk and Q&A with artist Tracy Hill at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

Haecceity is an exhibition commissioned by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival with funding from Arts Council England. Inspired by the remnant mosslands around Warrington, Hill uses commercial mapping equipment to capture the essence of these unique places. Recorded via a portable 3D laser scanner she applies the data from 360 degree scans to create multi-layered images.


WOW Boys' Dance Expo!

WOW Boys' Dance Expo!
£5.00
(£6 inc online booking fee)
Saturday, 28 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
Pyramid arts centre

The Wolves Foundation, Rugby League Cares and Culture Warrington are delighted to present Warrington’s first boys' dance expo! 

The event will see male dance groups from throughout the North West join together for a day of dance workshops and performances  to celebrate and inspire each other! 


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. 


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.


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)
FREE
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”