Summer of Festivals

Summer of Festivals Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour l’Edmund Gardner Ship / Liverpool, 2014. Photograph by Mark McNulty

With biennials and triennials and city-wide events taking place up and down the UK this summer we've been commissioning and creating content to bring you the best of this summer of festivals!


Wendy SacksPhotography Oxford Festival 2014

This September, Oxford gets its first international festival of photography. We asked Photography Oxford's director, Robin Laurance, to tell us more about it

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One Proposal too far? The artist, the application and the art festival
For the fourth commission of our Writing Scotland programme, Alexander Storey Gordon examines why artists might be put off from applying to events such as the Edinburgh Art Festival                                 

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Rant 104
Rant 104: Art festival legacy

Anneka French calls for the organisers of art festivals to make a greater investment in local communities                         

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Festival goers
Supernormal 2014

Looking for an alternative to the usual art festival this summer? Then Supernormal might be for you! We caught up with one of the organisers to find out what makes it so different                                

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Dazzle Ship
The Liverpool Biennial 2014 by Sheila McGregor

This year’s Liverpool Biennial does not necessarily set out to dazzle. But Sheila McGregor finds that ‘A Needle Walks into a Haystack’ has many surprises in store   
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Hilary Jack
Barnaby Festival 2014

A decade after it was called a 'cultural desert', Macclesfield is now a flowering oasis thanks to the Barnaby Festival. Liz Cookson tells us all about it 

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Whitstable Biennale film

We visited the Whitstable Biennale during the opening weekend and interviewed some of the organisers and artists involved 

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Art Across the City by Emma Gelliot

Emma Geliot reports from Swansea's public art extravaganza Art Across the City. With giant heads and a mega poem - this year looks epic! 

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Jesse Wine
Glasgow International 2014 by Sheila McGregor

Axisweb Director Sheila McGregor takes a trip to her home town of Glasgow to report on what might be the contemporary art event of the year so far 

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Amalie and Phoebe
Open House Art Festival by Laura Campbell

For the first commission of our Writing Scotland programme Laura Campbell talks to Amalie Silvani-Jones and Phoebe Barnicoat about Glasgow’s new visual arts festival 

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Susan Stenger
AV Festival 14 by Matthew Hearn

Matthew Hearn has dug deep into this year's AV Festival to bring us this special report. It's been hard work but it seems there are a few gems to be found

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