After a very successful pilot year, the Art Licks Weekend festival returns for a second edition. In 2013, +70 galleries and project spaces took part, working with over 300 artists and receiving 9,000 visits from the public. The ArtLicks Weekend is a unique three-day event that encompasses the most exciting artistic talent and innovative ideas in the city; celebrating the creative energy of its young art scene.
For the festival, new galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects are open to the public with special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists, concentrating on the pockets of artistic activity in east and south London.
The dominant picture of the capital’s creative sector does not represent the wealth of such projects happening amongst younger artists and curators in spaces outside of central London. It is important that these initiatives and individuals are supported and their contribution to the diverse cultural landscape of London is celebrated as they form the future of its art scene. The Art Licks Weekend represents such galleries and spaces that are risk-takers and have set themselves up on their own initiative often with little or no funding, delivering programmes that are exciting, relevant and innovative.
Opening night: Thursday 2 October, 6-9pm
3-5 October 2014