Summer Highlights from East CVAN

Leverhulme Artists Summer School exhibition final presentation, Wysing Arts Centre 2014 Photo: Mike Cameron

Leverhulme Artists Summer School exhibition final presentation, Wysing Arts Centre 2014 Photo: Mike Cameron

Until 11 September, Deborah Smith Projects at Arup, London

Inside Cities: Art and the Built Environment

Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BJ

Exhibition opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Closed Bank Holiday Monday

The exhibition embraces creativity and innovation and is inspired by the 2015 Arup Design Book about cities. The show presents aspects of built and proposed infrastructure, community projects, exploration of materials and objects - virtual, real and imagined - all united by nature and urban green projects. Together with Arup projects, artists include Mark Titchner, Ivan and Heather Morison, Damien Hirst, Myvillages, Something & Son and Wood and Harrison.


From 1 August, Firstsite, Colchester

Firstsite is delighted to announce that applications will open soon for its first Open exhibition, which will take place throughout the galleries in autumn 2015. Artists will be invited to register work for inclusion in the exhibition from 1 August – 20 September. The exhibition will promote and showcase the diverse range of contemporary visual art practice in the East of England and will be open to artists based in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Only work made in the last four years will be exhibited. Please visit our website in the coming weeks for further information and application details:


8-9 August, Black Barn, nr Swaffham, Norfolk

Specific Objects – an exhibition curated by Hugh Pilkington for a new project space for contemporary art at Cockley Cley, Norfolk. Opens Saturday 8 August from 6-8pm, Sunday 9 August from 11-1pm and at other times by appointment


Saturday 22 August and Sunday 23 August, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire

Our Annual Open Weekend returns with a range of contributions including exhibitions, events and performances alongside twelve artists working from Wysing opening their studios; a rare treat. The weekend also marks the end of our annual Leverhulme Arts Scholars Summer School, with a presentation in the gallery of works developed during the summer. Full details on our website, here.


Saturday 29 August, Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds

Join artist and musician Kate Jackson on Saturday August 29th for a culmination party celebrating her residency at Smiths Row. Taking the format of a short-term residency in the gallery, the exhibition brings together Jackson’s painting and printmaking with her established practice as a singer and song-writer. 


Saturday 12 September, Departure Lounge, Luton – off site project       

Save the date for a nightclub takeover and launch party for our new 2015/16 programme in collaboration with electronic producer Dark Strands featuring curators as guest DJs throughout the night. Please check back on our website and Dark Strands Facebook page for more information.