Festival of contemporary arts, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton
For the period of three days (03-05.08.2012) the Chapel Ash area of Wolverhampton will be transformed into a vibrant stage for contemporary arts. This is the second time when the Junction Festival brings over 70 artists together, in order to explore and celebrate the exciting history of Chapel Ash. Local businesses will be transformed into galleries, which will host the broad spectrum of contemporary arts. Visual arts, including painting, drawing and photography will complement performance and live art, as well as live music shows.
There also will be a new addition to the light installations around the city (like University’s School of Art and Design building for example): a commissioned light artist will create an installation that will be visible during the day, but it will come alive at night.
Junction Festival is organised by Wolverhampton Contemporary Art Forum, a group of practising visual artists, performance artists and musicians. WCAF aims to raise the profile of contemporary art in the region and promote the networking of visual practice across the city. Arts Council England, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Marston’s Brewery, as well as every local business contributed into this vibrant festival.
The inspiration for this year’s artists is taken from area’s history, identity and architecture. Visitors will have an amazing opportunity to explore Chapel Ash, talk to participating artists, listen to live music performances and enjoy a refreshing pint of their favourite beverage; what more could you ask for?
More info: www.junctionwolverhampton.org