Art Night is London’s largest free contemporary arts festival. Each year the festival partners with a leading cultural institution and curator, focusing on a different area of London to explore its distinctive identity, culture and architecture through various forms of art.
This year, Art Night heads south of the river for the first time: the 2018 trail will transform the Thames riverbank between the South Bank and Battersea Power Station, via Vauxhall and Nine Elms, taking place in iconic and off-the-beaten-track venues. Ralph Rugoff and the Hayward Gallery team have curated projects by 12 internationally renowned artists to coincide with the institution’s 50th anniversary.
Presented alongside these 12 projects, the Art Night Open* programme offers local galleries, organisations, independent artists and curators the opportunity to take part in the festival responding to the 2018 curatorial themes and cultural trail.
More than 50 cultural institutions and local venues will be included in this year’s Art Night Open programme, with independent initiatives, curators and artists activating the 2018 trail with contemporary art; ranging from immersive multimedia installations and virtual reality to interactive experiences, special screenings and live music.
Leake Street Arches are delighted to be hosting five unique pieces for the public to enjoy.
Art Night’s Outreach and Participation programme aims to actively engage with harder-to-reach groups of all ages, and to provide students and adults with volunteering opportunities. The year-long programme results in projects which are presented at Art Night, from a film school for young people to children’s workshops and engagement with local construction workers.
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