3 Weekend Art Events You Can’t Miss

Immerse yourself in a month of diverse contemporary photography by emerging artists from London to Brighton.

October is always a big month in the UK’s cultural calendar, with Frieze Art Fair just around the corner, this month is an exciting time to start exploring the UK’s art world. Starting this weekend there are three events launching, and whether you are an amateur or professional there will be some incredible works on show to provide you with some inspiration for your own projects. Have a browse and see if one of these events is the perfect addition to your diary.

Art Licks Weekend Festival

Callum Hill, Solo Damas, 2016, 16mm transferred to HD, sound, 11m 40s. Courtesy of the artist, on display for Art Licks Weekend 2016 at LUX

From the 30th of September — 2nd of October at 12–6pm, through this festival of emerging artists and collectives you’ll catch sight of grassroots projects which uncover fresh ways to encounter great art. Get an insider view of a variety of art scenes, studios and creative practices by booking a walking tour. You’ll be both challenged and amazed by the work on display. As a sample of what’s to come, have a glance at this video about DKUK Salon’s Daniel Kelly made in partnership with Video In Common.

Check out the Art Licks Weekend website for more information.

Photomonth East London Festival

Dougie Wallace — Omnibus-Gold. Courtesy of the artist, on display for Photomonth East London Festival 2015 at The Dalston Street Show.

On Thursday, 29 September at 19.30–22:00pm theprintspace Gallery is hosting the Festival Launch Party, as well as displaying the exclusively commissioned show THE DISINHERITED.

In October and November, East London opens up its cultural spaces to welcome the arts on an international stage. Photomonth will host over 100 events and exhibitions. Each event will showcase photographers who are up-and-coming, as well as other internationally renowned photographers. You’ll find variety outside of the usual including something for everyone: street shows, photobook fairs, artists talks, seminars, workshops and courses.

Browse Photomonth’s events list and engage with the emerging artists on a broader scale. Launch Party Venue: theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DL

Brighton Photo Biennial — Beyond The Bias -Reshaping Image

Image credit: Andrei Lionachescu. Courtesy of Brighton Photo Biennial 2016.

For the specialist and the non-specialist, the theme of this years BPB16 delves into identity — the representation of self on both levels of of the individual and the masses. This is a thought-provoking free month of photographic exhibitions for all ages. There are many opportunities to get involved in the air of this year’s Biennial subject whether through talks, tours, workshops, screenings or events.

Head to the Brighton Photo Biennial website for more information on how to attend or volunteer.

If you’re around tweet at us we’d love to meet you, and see how we can help your photo or video endeavours.


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