KENSINGTON + CHELSEA ART WEEKEND (KCAW) will take place on the last weekend of June (28th – 30th) as THE new fixture to the capital’s summer calendar of fun. Public Art installations by artists like James Capper, Tom Dale and Laura Ford, art workshops and trails, walking, biking and bus tours, food workshops and an algorithm dance rave event, plus over 100 exhibitions and events, will provide the public with a one-off opportunity to experience and interact with the borough like never before. This year the focus is on Public Art whereby there will be a number of thought provoking art installations strategically placed in various locations, to consciously interact with the public in unique and unusual ways.
As part of the Public Art Trail, in collaboration with the Great Exhibition Road Festival, James Capper’s walking robotic sculpture will definitely be something to watch out for along the Exhibition Road! The mamouth insect-like creature is part of the artist’s Earth Marking series of kinetic-sculpture works, where industrial machines, engineering, science and art are employed to create progressive-near-fururistic like performances within the landscape.
Also don’t miss the free Algorave on Saturday night at The Museum of Brands: This latest clubbing trend sees nerdy artists and DJs with PHDs bring people together with music and visuals composed solely from algorithms and live coding. KCAW has managed to secure one of its stars, Antonio Roberts who is an artist and curator for the Tate and the V & A. Reserve tickets here
As part of its Public Art Trail and annual Sloane Sq commission, KCAW19 presents the world–premier of LOST: BOTANICAL TREASURES SO EASILY LOST AND FORGOTTEN, by Amanda Parer Studio. The monumental flowers and flora featured in this work are extinct and endangered species from the seven continents of the world. They are delicately coloured, illuminated and vibrant, highlighting the beauty and wonder that has or will be lost.
Living in the 21st century demands living lives where most of our social experience and values arrive to us digitally at break-neck speed. Inspired by the dramatic Tasmanian landscape, Parer’s artwork aims to explore the natural world, its fragility and the role of humanity within it. When the audience visits one of these ephemeral art installations they are enticed by the play of scale, light, dark, drama, and humour. The giants of Parer Studio’s creations stand enlarged, stimulating imaginations while offering scope for reflection about our state with the natural world. Supported by Cadogan.
As we know Summer IS Festival Season for everyone! And Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend have pulled out all the stops to turn the borough into one fluid, cultural and artistic museum-turned-walk-through-playground, for the public to enjoy a feast of free delights and events. As the festival’s Director Vestalia Chilton puts it, this year is all about ‘unveiling the unexpected and highlighting the extraordinary local spirit unique to the area’.
Taking place 28th – 30th June.
Find out more information on their website kcaw.co.uk