Expressions Imagined Landscapes

Venue: Paintworks Event Space

Join us over the weekend of 22nd - 26th July for a free festival of contemporary
art and music!

This year at Expressions we are celebrating our tenth anniversary with the first large scale event since the global pandemic.

The focus for Expressions has always been to make the arts accessible, interactive and a source of wellbeing. The people we support are involved in
every aspect of Expressions, from creating the art to organising the show. We also work with professional artists and local organisations to give participants invaluable access to the art world and help to get the art work exhibition ready.

At Expressions we strive to find the uncanny in the everyday, to challenge the status quo and to imagine a new world through art making. With the  group show we are advocating for collective, cross-disciplinary collaboration in pursuit of togetherness and equality as a way of life.

Our theme this year is the ‘Imagined Landscape’ and the captivating and thought provoking exhibits explore the ways that landscape is understood and imagined, both individually and on a collective level. Through the work we invite audiences to consider the landscapes they experience, to explore our shared and individual imaginings and to respond to these as witnesses and collaborators.

Our art exhibits explore our journeying and changing relationship with landscape through time. Themes that have been explored in the making of the exhibition include human connection, influence of the landscape, active and passive understanding of nature and the landscape, as well as geology and the climate emergency.

Friday 22nd : 6pm - 9pm
Private View and celebration event, come along to see the exhibition, hear from our CEO and for music from bands Two Way Street, Tales in the Shade andMedicinal Brew. Drinks and nibbles will be served.

Saturday 23rd: 11 - 8pm
Exhibition open along with art and theatre workshops to get involved in. Come and browse the craft market and enjoy music and stage shows from  our acts: Aaron Douglas | Luke DeScisco + James Denley | Part Time Models | Fall Arc | Paul
Bryant | Black Elvis | Try Me

Sunday 24th : 10 - 6pm
Exhibition open along with art and theatre workshops to get involved in. Come and browse the craft market and enjoy music and stage shows from our acts : Jabez | Junior Bill | Joe Riley Comedy Hour | Lee + Robert | Mike Dennis.
There is also an Open Mic 10am - 12pm for anyone who wants to get involved!

Monday 25th : 10 - 5pm
The exhibition is open all day and it is Quiet Day.

Tuesday 26th : 10 - 5pm
Final chance to catch the exhibition for this year and last chance to immerse yourself in the exhibits.
• Contemporary art exhibits that explore our journeying and changing relationship with landscape through time. Themes that have been explored in
the making of the exhibition include human connection, influence of the landscape, active and passive understanding of nature and the landscape, as well as geology and the climate emergency.
• A packed lineup of bands and entertainment throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday
• Quiet day on Monday
• Get involved in some arts and theatre workshops happening all through the weekend