Exhibitions

A Throw to the Side

A Throw to the Side
FREE
Saturday, 6 May, 2017 to Wednesday, 5 July, 2017
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Louise Giovanelli

Featured as “one to watch” by Saatchi Art, Louise Giovanelli is an emerging artist whose haunting yet beautiful work is an examination of the sensorial possibilities of paint. Over the past 3-4 years Giovanelli’s practice in the broadest sense has examined alternative ways of looking and perceiving within the rich tradition of painting. Her interest in historic paintings is longstanding but recent trips to international collections have suggested new ways of working with them.


Emotional Processing

Emotional Processing
FREE
Saturday, 29 July, 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

Bex Ilsley

As the winner of the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open 2016, Bex Ilsley will present a new body of work which explores the performance of the self, particularly in the digital realm. Ilsley combines a variety of fabricated and appropriated objects, props and locations to construct surreal, sci-fi portraits and video works; primarily disseminated via social media and her website.


A New Perspective

A New Perspective
FREE
Monday, 31 July, 2017 to Monday, 25 September, 2017
The Gallery At Bank Quay House

Steve Deer

Based in the North West, Steve Deer is a fine art photographer who shoots powerful landscapes with a graphic narrative. Capturing simplicity, mood and depth, his striking signature photography often explores social documentary, sports action, candid street moments and plenty of water.
 


A Strange Reality

A Strange Reality
FREE
Saturday, 19 August, 2017 to Saturday, 16 September, 2017
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Featuring over thirty canvases ranging in size and featuring several large scale works, this exhibition brings together the work of three leading local artists - John Elcock, Josie Jenkins and Paul Mellor. Each of the artists has a distinct and individual style but they share a common interest in exploring the exciting possibilities of paint and the enduring importance of the landscape tradition.


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


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. 

Holly Rowan Hesson's work explores the gap between and interplay within purely sensory feeling and experience and more literal, rational thought-based experience and an interest in the validity of uncertainty when approaching, experiencing and decoding the visual.


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.