In Autumn 2011 the stars align in the Contemporary Art world to present a fantastic contemporary art offer to audiences in the greater north region and beyond. An exceptional number of exhibitions and events take place that are to be celebrated and profiled through a new pilot initiative that is to be undertaken across the Turning Point regions of North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humberside.

Between September and November the following launch:

International Print Biennale 17th September - 9th November 2011

The 2nd event of its kind delivered by Northern Print Studio and at venues across the North East.

New Contemporaries, Sheffield 22nd September - 30th October 2011

Launching in Sheffield for the first time in 20 years.

Abandon Normal Devices, Liverpool and North West 29th September - 2nd October 2011

Major experimental Cultural Olympaid Festival at venues across the city.

The Asia Triennial, Manchester 1st October - 27th November 2011

Taking over the art world of Manchester bringing art by Asian artists to the UK.

The Turner Prize, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead 21st October 2011- 8th January 2012

Making its first appearance outside of a TATE venue ever

The Northern Art Prize, Leeds Art Gallery Leeds 25th November 2011 - 19th February 2012

Going from strength or strength, this prize is gaining momentum year on year.

This unique offering presents the whole spectrum of contemporary art practice and perhaps more importantly for audiences, the full story of artists' careers from emerging to established.

All Points North will look to work to collaboratively profile this offer and and anchor the programme with supporting partners who to date include:

MIMA, Middlesbrough

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

The Hepworth, Wakefield.

AXIS are supporting the initiative by hosting and managing a listings website profiling the project which we hope to update you on about soon.