Whitstable Biennale 2016, The Faraway Nearby




Whitstable Biennale is delighted to announce The Faraway Nearby, the theme for the eighth edition of the coastal contemporary art festival inspired by the book of the same name by acclamied writer Rebecca Solnit. Featuring fifteen new commissions including performances, multimedia installations, artists’ moving image, feature film premieres, readings, walks and talks, the Biennale unfolds across the seaside town in established arts venues and found spaces including a working boatshed, a sea cadets’ hall, a library, a roller rink, ice cream parlour, the harbour, tennis courts, youth centre and the high street shops. The programme reflects on real and imagined journeys, and concepts of time, place, culture and identity to make the distant local, and transform the known and seemingly familiar with artists including Alice Butler, Leslie Deere, Jem Finer, Matthew Herbert, Evan Ifekoya, Marcia Farquhar, Louisa Fairclough, Mikhail Karikis, Richard Layzell, Tessa Lynch, Louisa Martin, Lucy Pawlak, Trish Scott, Webb-Ellis and Sarah Wood. As in previous editions, the Biennale continues with an expansive presentation of short and feature length artists’ moving image works and other specialist films by practitioners including Sarah Beddington, Nichola Bruce, Ellie Kyungran Neo, Becca Voelcker, Xiaowen Zhu and Simon Barker and Jason Wood.

Duration 04 June 2016 - 12 June 2016
Times Various, see website for details
Cost Varies from free to £5+ for ticketed events
Venue Various
Address Horsebridge Arts Centre Whitstable CT5 1AF, ,
Contact +44 (0) 1843 596 194 / info@whitstablebiennale.com / www.whitstablebiennale.com

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