Image: Guerrilla Girls, 2017. Courtesy of the artists.

 

Transforming iconic and unexpected public spaces within London since 2016, for its 5th edition Art Night will take place in locations across the UK, including the West Midlands over June and July. 

Art Night have curated a series of billboards across the country by Guerrilla Girls as part of their new commission titled The Male Graze – their largest UK public project in the UK to date and which will explore bad male behaviour through the lens of the art world.

The work will manifest as a series of billboards in towns and cities including: Eastbourne, Dundee, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, Warwick, Swansea, London and more. The billboards will be on display in partnership with Compton Verney, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Glasgow Women’s Library, g39, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Grand Union, The Tetley and Towner Eastbourne. Art Night will also present this commission in two London sites in Shoreditch and London Bridge.

You will be able to see the Birmingham billboard beside The Anchor Pub in Digbeth and the Warwickshire billboard at Compton Verney. The billboards will be on display from 18 June to 18 July. 

Artist Isabel Lewis has also developed a new Art Night commission What can we learn about love from lichen? in the Scottish Isle of Skye. A co-commission between Art Night and ATLAS Arts, Lewis is working with collaborators in Skye to choreograph a series of guided walks brought together in a final ‘hosted occasion’, tuning the ears, eyes and the body to more sensuous forms of knowing and being together. In partnership with Compton Verney, Lewis will draw on these choreographic scores to stage a new sound work within their 120 acres of Parkland. This will include several locations across the Grounds and a ‘songbook’ will be available to access in the Women’s Library. From 18 June, accessed by booking in advance via the Compton Verney website here.

Find out more about Art Night here.

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