4 brilliant things to do this September…

4 brilliant things to do this September…

26 Aug 2022

Get your hands on clay, celebrate the end of summer and gain insight into the lives of young artists with these amazing activities

Experience a Day of Clay at York Art Gallery

This jam-packed day is suitable for ceramics novices and veterans alike. Try your hand at throwing a pot, take part in ‘ceramic life drawing’, make air-dried creations with the kids or experience the acclaimed Body, Vessel, Clay: Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art exhibition, which has travelled from Two Temple Place in London. 

Day of Clay at York Art Gallery, 3 September


Enjoy an underwater adventure on the streets of Weymouth

The return of the Dusk Til Dark – Peixos illuminations will see Weymouth’s streets filled with incredible puppetry, performance and ‘bicycle-powered’ wizardry, all celebrating the theme of underwater life. Conceived by the group Activate Performing Arts, there is the promise of bioluminescent fish and other spectacular sea creatures. An event not to be missed!

Dusk Til Dark at Weymouth Town Centre, 23-24 September

weareweymouth.co.uk and look up Dusk Til Dark

Get to grips with the art of printing

A podcast from Cristea Roberts Gallery gives unparalleled insight into the world of artist prints. Experts including writer and art historian Charlotte Mullins, art critic Jan Dalley and director and curator Jonathan Watkins speak about how printing has defined contemporary art, discussing the work of artists such as British Pop figure Richard Hamilton and the late, great Paula Rego. There are also new interviews with print-loving artists, including Christiane Baumgartner and Cornelia Parker (who we interviewed in the summer issue of The Arts Society Magazine – see here). This insightful podcast shows how the print is so much more than a copy of an original, being a complex and fascinating work of art in its own right. 

Catch up with the latest episode of Making a Mark wherever you access your podcasts, such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify or at cristearoberts.com/podcast/

Take a peek inside the art world with this new film

In the wake of the eye-opening and Emmy-nominated The Price of Everything comes a new documentary that follows a group of young artists who are on the brink of ‘unimaginable success or failure’, in a contemporary art world that is notoriously opaque and full of mysterious rules. From artists’ wellbeing to ruthless commercial galleries and discerning museum curators, this film sheds light on a complex and ever-moving industry. 

The Art of Making It, available via Amazon



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Holly Black

Holly Black is an arts and culture writer


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