Sixth annual outing for arts event.
In:Site Festival returns to Birmingham City Centre for a sixth year this September and sees a new group of recent graduates transforming the outdoor space around the cathedral with an ambitious programme of craft ‘interventions’.
In:Site, a festival of graduate creativity, organised by Birmingham based arts organisation Craftspace, takes place in Cathedral Square from the 5th–9th September. Over the week, each graduate has a day to make their creative intervention on-site, turning the making process into a performance. The public can get involved with the making of some of the artworks, which will include art forms such as jewellery making, willow weaving, digital embroidery, clay and even aluminium smelting.
With different artists working each day, at the end of the week visitors can expect to see the space adorned with thirteen new art works including giant knitting, a celebration of some of the historical figures buried in the graveyard and a temporary ceramic memorial to Birmingham trades.
Craftspace Director, Deirdre Figueiredo said: “The location of the Cathedral and its heritage provides an opportunity for new graduates to develop their skills by making site-specific work for the public to engage in.”
This year, on Friday the festival will share the square with Moseley Art Market and a tea party encouraging conversation around immigration and integration in Birmingham. The tea party is organised by participants taking part in another Craftspace project, Making For Change.All events are completely free and open to all!
The project is supported by Birmingham Cathedral, the Saintbury Trust and RBS. Find out more at www.insitefestival.craftspace.co.uk and @tweetcraftspace #InSite16″>@tweetcraftspace #InSite16.