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Artwaves Festival Returns For Free Spin Off Event This Month



ArtWaves Festival is proud to announce a free ArtWaves Spin Off event taking place on Saturday 21st August at Bridlington Spa.

Following the successful online version of the popular event in March the team were keen to ensure all the original elements of the programme could be included and the concept of a spin off event was created to showcase those pieces that couldn’t work on a digital platform.

This one day event will feature 6 highlight artists and artworks in a vibrant display to see a taste of the festival return to the coast and inspire creativity once again.

Artist Gemma Wood is bringing a playful and interactive neon installation, The Happiness Sum. By following Jeremy Bentham’s set of measures participants can explore the activity to see if in our fast-paced society, we are maximising our happiness potential!

Brave attendees can uncover the creatures that have taken root in the Bridlington Spa Gallery, lurking in flight cases on the walls and floors. The Unnameables installation is a sight to be seen from artist Hannah Moulds.

Justin Burns, through his piece Cold Reality is exploring urgent and current environmental themes through a bold and quirky installation that will make attendees look twice.

Walk into the mind of artist Frankie Curtis and see her tiny doodle den brought to life with just a sharpie for something a little different.

Contemporary artist Michael Borkowsky adapted for Artwaves 2021 with a live stream for the online event, creating tailor made perfumes on a live stream but he’s packing up his perfume cabinet and bringing it to Bridlington for your perusal, a perfume stall full of stories; inspired by you.

Finally, the festival is thrilled to be welcoming the larger than life puppets of Hull Carnival Arts bringing colour, excitement and music in a visual spectacular of giant puppet proportions.

Festival Director, Lauren Frost said, ‘The ArtWaves Spin off is our way of supporting our artists in unprecedented times for the arts and ensuring that we could give them a platform to share their work with our audience. This is a one day vibrant exhibition of art and we’re delighted to be able to bring some colour to the coast again.’

The ArtWaves Spin off will be open to the public from 10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday 21st August with pieces in The Spa Gardens and Bridlington Spa Gallery.

Further information can be found on the festival website artwaves.co.uk

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