Contemporary Art in unusual places
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Exhibitions are free, but some of our partner venues charge admission
- National Trust
Meadow Arts is a Shropshire based contemporary art organisation, working in partnership with National Trust and other organisations.
See www.meadowarts.org for more details of our exhibitions and events
Never Judge a Book…the book in contemporary art.
- 27 May — 17 July 2016 *on now
Never Judge a Book…
the book in contemporary art
Launching at the 2016 Hay Festival
Meadow Arts at Richard Booth’s Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye
27 May – 17 July 2016
Book related artworks by Bernard Aubertin, Fiona Banner, Jonathan Callan, Michael Craig-Martin, Anselm Kiefer, John Latham, Harland Miller, Mark Richards, Sterly & Snell, Rachel Whiteread and Bill Woodrow go on show at Richard Booth’s Bookshop for this year’s Hay Festival.
Meadow Arts curates an exhibition by leading artists on the book in art at Richard Booth’s iconic secondhand bookshop, opening for the launch of this year’s Festival.
From the poignant to the celebratory, many influential artists have made work that uses the book as an object, questioning its function and form, often rendering it unreadable; what is a book that can’t be read?
- Any age
Richard Booth's Bookshop
44 Lion Street
Never Judge a Book workshops and performance
- 16 July 2016 11am-1pm, 3-4pm, From 4:30pm
Never Judge a Book... poetry and music from books
Have you ever made music with books, or created art and poetry from book pages? Meadow Arts is bringing artists Emily Wilkinson and Sterly & Snell’s Sound Books Project to Richard Booth’s Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye for free interactive book workshops and a performance on Saturday 16th July.
You can also visit the last weekend of contemporary art exhibition, Never Judge a Book... featuring big name artists, whose work explores the book as object and material.
Saturday 16 July
11am to 1pm
Emily Wilkinson - Between the Lines
Create a story or poem (and a piece of art to take away) out of second-hand book pages. Using drawing and collage, artist Emily Wilkinson will help you read ‘Between the Lines' and reveal hidden messages.
Suitable for age 8+, teens & adults
3pm to 4pm
Creating Sound Books - Workshop
Listen to the sounds a book can make, whether a normal hardcover book, a book covered in wax, or even a typewriter. The workshop will also work on some found word poems and thinking about the random associations that evolve.
Participants can stay on to be part of the 4.30pm performance.
Suitable for age 10+, teens & adults
4.30pm to 5.15pm
Sound Books - Performance
Join the artists and contribute to a participatory sound piece. Using books as instruments, different layers of sound will be developed to create a unique composition.
Book a free place now at boothbooks.co.uk (Events)
Never Judge a Book... free exhibition open every day until Sun 17 July 2016.
- Family friendly
Free but booking recommended.
Exhibitions at a range of locations