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The Manchester Salon present 'IN A FLUX'

The Manchester Salon present 'IN A FLUX'
FREE
Friday, 3 October, 2014 to Saturday, 31 January, 2015
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

The Manchester Salon is a group of five artists – Lindsey Bull, Maurice Carlin, Daniel Fogarty, Laura Mansfield and Jen Wu – each with diverse practices encompassing curation, sculpture, installation, painting, printmaking and publications.  Formed to develop critical discourses around contemporary arts practice in the region, the Salon invites arts professionals to discuss individual practices in the wider context of working in Manchester and the North West.


The Moss

The Moss
FREE
Friday, 3 October, 2014 to Saturday, 1 November, 2014
Pyramid arts centre

John Volynchook

“To be rooted is the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” - Simone Weil                                            

Moss: grows in damp or wet places; mild anti-bacterial properties, used as wound dressing during World War I and essential to the biopharmaceutical industry; slowly decays to form peat bogs and marshland; a region of the West Lancashire coastal plain, now drained to create fertile farmland.


Warrington-Voices- Sound Installation

Warrington-Voices- Sound Installation
FREE
Friday, 3 October, 2014 to Saturday, 1 November, 2014
Parr Hall
The installation runs from 8am - 8pm daily

Esther Ainsworth

An interactive sound installation outside Parr hall, Queen's Gardens, responding to the unique environment of Warrington, exploring the spirit of place and capturing the rhythms of the way the town moves and lives.  


WCAF14 Open Exhibition Part 1

WCAF14 Open Exhibition Part 1
FREE
Friday, 3 October, 2014 to Saturday, 1 November, 2014
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

On show in the fourth Contemporary Open Exhibition is a selection of work by local and regional artists and as usual the standard is very high. Regular judges Derek Dick from Culture Warrington and Emma Kelly from The Gallery at Bank Quay House were joined this year by guest judge Kwong Lee, Director of Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery.


WCAF14 Open Exhibition Part 2

WCAF14 Open Exhibition Part 2
FREE
Friday, 3 October, 2014 to Saturday, 1 November, 2014
The Gallery At Bank Quay House

On show in the fourth Contemporary Open Exhibition is a selection of work by local and regional artists and as usual the standard is very high. Regular judges Derek Dick from Culture Warrington and Emma Kelly from The Gallery at Bank Quay House were joined this year by guest judge Kwong Lee, Director of Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery.

Unfortunately not everyone who entered was selected but over 70 pieces are exhibited both at The Gallery at Bank Quay House, and also Warrington Museum & Art Gallery in Part 1 of the exhibition.


WCAF14 Photography Open Exhibition

WCAF14 Photography Open Exhibition
FREE
Friday, 3 October, 2014 to Saturday, 1 November, 2014
Pyramid arts centre

On show in the fourth Photography Open Exhibition is a selection of work by local and regional artists and as usual the standard is very high. Regular judges James Goodison from Culture Warrington and Emma Kelly from The Gallery at Bank Quay House were joined this year by guest judge John Volynchook, winner of the 2013 Photography Open, and they had the very difficult job of making the selection.


Launch Night Cultural Crawl

Launch Night Cultural Crawl
FREE
Friday, 3 October, 2014 -
18:00 to 21:00
The Gallery At Bank Quay House Pyramid The Museum & Art Gallery

Start at The Gallery At Bank Quay House then make your way to the Pyramid & Parr Hall followed by the last stop at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

You are invited to join the FREE Cultural Crawl which commences at 6pm.


Re-layer Cake

Re-layer Cake
FREE
Friday, 3 October, 2014 - 18:00 to Saturday, 1 November, 2014 - 16:00
Re-Layer Cake exists online

Hwa Young Jung & David Mee

Re-layer Cake is a series of collaborative photoshop artwork relays, inspired by the exquisite corpse game - creating 30 digital collages over 30 days - sharing the results and the process, racing towards a fixed deadline. The project embraces ideals of openness, participation, collaboration and civic engagement in the arts.


Pyramid Open Studio

Pyramid Open Studio
FREE
Tuesday, 7 October, 2014 -
14:15 to 20:00
Pyramid arts centre

Discover artists at large in their working studio.  Get the chance to talk to them about their practise and view their latest projects.  The studios artists are currently Jennifer Drinkwater (visual arts) and Kirsty McMutrie (photography).  Both artists have work in the Open exhibitions.

The studio is based on the 3rd Floor at Pyramid.  If you are interested in hiring one of the spaces in the artist collective please contact Danny Baker


Digital Storytelling Workshop

Digital Storytelling Workshop
£5.00
Saturday, 11 October, 2014 -
12:00 to 16:00
Pyramid arts centre
McCarthy Room

This Digital Storytelling workshop with Edwin Pink will introduce you to technologies and techniques for this short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their life story. You’ll be making Vines, short films and a whole host of creative storytelling techniques.

Bring your ipads, camera, phone, or anything you use to film with.  This workshop is perfect for community groups or individuals venturing into the world of video production.

These films will be screened before the screening of Russian Ark.


Long Shot Film Festival

Long Shot Film Festival
£5.00
Saturday, 11 October, 2014 -
18:00 to 19:30
Pyramid arts centre
Studio Theatre

A 90 minute micro-festival of film screenings created by artists across the country with a connection to Warrington.

The Long Shot Film Festival is a showcase for the film making talent of Warrington. Every October, as the dark nights draw in, we gather  to show a selection of short films.

Buy tickets here (Tickets through Pyramid & Parr Hall)


Russian Ark

Russian Ark
£5.00
Saturday, 11 October, 2014 -
20:00 to 22:00
Pyramid arts centre
Studio Theatre

Running Time: 99mins

Rated U Certificate

Alexander Sokurov’s extraordinary masterpiece, Russian Ark is a unique journey through time and Russian history.

Filmed entirely in the State Hermitage Museum, in St. Petersburg, Sokurov’s breathtaking film recreates 300 years of history and culture and is the first entirely unedited, single take, full-length feature film.

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures.


Contemporary Art Talk

Contemporary Art Talk
FREE
Thursday, 16 October, 2014 -
18:30 to 20:30
Pyramid arts centre
Exhibition Hall

When did a urinal become art? Why is a shark in formaldehyde considered by some to be a masterpiece? What is the state of art today? 

This FREE taster lecture provides an introduction to explore modern and contemporary art. Starting with the birth of conceptual art in the early 20th century, guests will be guided through the art movements of the past 120 years.


Experimental Music Workshops

Experimental Music Workshops
FREE
Saturday, 18 October, 2014 -
12:00 to 15:00
, Saturday, 25 October, 2014 -
12:00 to 15:00
Lizard Inc Records (18 Oct) / Youth Cafe (25 Oct)

Take part in our free experimental music workshops - no musical experience neccesary! Try making spooky soundtracks, crazy beats or looping old records. Suitable for all ages.

Lizard Inc record shop can be found on Leigh street, next door to the 9 Gallon pub, and the Youth Cafe is located in Time Square.


People Pavilion

People Pavilion
FREE
Saturday, 18 October, 2014 - 13:00
Warrington Town Centre

Enter or become a moving architecture on the streets of Warrington... People Pavilion is a new performance created by artists Ailie Rutherford and Laurence Payot as part of WCAF 2014. See the Pavilion come alive as performers from The Arts Centre shape People Pavilion into a performance venue. Or wear a piece of the architecture yourself to become part of a collective moving structure. In association with Warrington Collegiate and The Royal Standard, Liverpool.


12° North with Edge FWD

12° North with Edge FWD
£7.00
Thursday, 23 October, 2014 -
19:30 to 21:30
Pyramid arts centre
Studio Theatre

New Triple Bill

12◦North joins forces with the all-male dance company, Edge FWD and Third Edge to present an evening of dynamic and highly physical dance.  The opening feature is a curtain-raiser performance by Company Boom from The Arts Centre at Warrington Collegiate, choreographed by Sindy Richardson.

NU

12◦North premiere an exciting new contemporary work by Filip Van Huffel of Retina Dance. 

"All life begins with NU and ends with NU… This is the truth! This is my belief! … at least for NOW. The Mystery of Life” VOL . 841 Ch. 26


Between us, we know everything…

Between us, we know everything…
FREE
Friday, 24 October, 2014 -
11:00 to 15:00
, Saturday, 25 October, 2014 -
12:00 to 16:00
Friday 24 October is in Queen's Gardens (outside Parr Hall) and Saturday 25 October is at The Old Market Place, Town Centre

Visit the mobile video studio to film something you want to share with the world.

Between us, we know everything…. seeks to capture what we know, everything we know, anything we know.

It’s about putting faces to the facts, and bringing people into the story - making a huge online map of knowledge. Quarantine invites you to make your contribution. Visit the mobile video studio to film something you want to share with the world, and we’ll upload it to our dedicated website. What do you know?

Follow Quarantine @QtineMcr and Facebook


Between us, we know everything…

Between us, we know everything…
FREE
Friday, 24 October, 2014 -
11:00 to 15:00
, Saturday, 25 October, 2014 -
12:00 to 16:00
Friday 24 October is in Queen's Gardens (outside Parr Hall) and Saturday 25 October is at The Old Market Place, Town Centre

Visit the mobile video studio to film something you want to share with the world.

Between us, we know everything…. seeks to capture what we know, everything we know, anything we know.

It’s about putting faces to the facts, and bringing people into the story - making a huge online map of knowledge. Quarantine invites you to make your contribution. Visit the mobile video studio to film something you want to share with the world, and we’ll upload it to our dedicated website. What do you know?

Follow Quarantine @QtineMcr and Facebook


Experimental Music Workshops

Experimental Music Workshops
FREE
Saturday, 18 October, 2014 -
12:00 to 15:00
, Saturday, 25 October, 2014 -
12:00 to 15:00
Lizard Inc Records (18 Oct) / Youth Cafe (25 Oct)

Take part in our free experimental music workshops - no musical experience neccesary! Try making spooky soundtracks, crazy beats or looping old records. Suitable for all ages.

Lizard Inc record shop can be found on Leigh street, next door to the 9 Gallon pub, and the Youth Cafe is located in Time Square.


Noisy Table Audio Workshop

Noisy Table Audio Workshop
£5.00
Monday, 27 October, 2014 -
11:00 to 15:00
Pyramid arts centre

Hack the table!

Sound Art and Music composer Tom Rea Smith will teach you how to record sounds and then use them to hack the Noisy Table Tennis Table in Pyramid! You’ll learn how to record sound on location, create sounds using Garage Band and then programme them into the Noisy Table.

All simple but fun stuff. No prior experience required.

Buy tickets here (Tickets through Pyramid & Parr Hall)


Closing Party

Closing Party
£3.00
£3 in advance / £5 on the door
Friday, 31 October, 2014 -
19:00 to 23:00
Pyramid arts centre
Pyramid as you've never seen it before...

Halloween Nosferatu Screening & Live Music by The Broken Door, Esther Ainsworth & Chiz Turnross

As the days gets shorter  and the nights get longer (#AboutTime), this is just what Doctor Frankenstein ordered to get through those post-Summer blues.

If you’re that bit too old for trick or treating,  come along to the closing party of Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival 2014.

A live musical interpretation of the Classic 1922 film Nosferatu will be performed by improvised drum & bass band hailing from Manchester  The Broken Door.

Old visuals with a new and electronic soundtrack will make this a closing festival night to remember.