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Site Festival
1st – 30th April 2015

& Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday 9th-10th May 11am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday 16th-17th May 11am-6pm

A festival of artist-led projects in Stroud Gloucestershire



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Site Festival 1-30 April

The Site Festival has moved to April this year with a wide spectrum of exhibitions and events spread throughout the month. The Open Studios will still be taking place in the two middle weekends of May.

The festival has its roots in contemporary visual arts but over the years there has been a blurring of boundaries with many cross overs with music, film, poetry, and theatre. This is reflected within the five week programme which kicks off with The Voyeurs, Brickhouse, Top Nice/Pathfinder and Andy Holden's collaborative installation with the Bohman Brothers and Richard Thomas in John Street and the Goods Shed. Will Gregory Moog Ensemble will beheadlining in Week 4 for the Resound weekend of experimental music.

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Open Studios

Saturday and Sunday 9th-10th May 11am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday 16th-17th May 11am-6pm

Over 50 studio venues across the Stroud District

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• click here to view the Open Studios Directory

Open Studios 2015 promises to be exciting with lots of artistic collaborations and a big focus on Open Studio hubs in the area. 82 artists will be opening their studios in 43 locations. Pick up an Open Studios Directory from SVA, tourist information, shops and cafes so you can plan ahead. It's a great way to meet artists, find out more about the ideas behind their work and the techniques they use.

Don't forget, you can also buy art works directly from Open Studios artists too!

spingtime park

Springtime Park, Andy Holden with Ivy Leeson

Site Festival 2015 opening exhibition


Its Only Bondage Was the Circling Sky
Andy Holden, with Ivy Leeson and Secluded Brontë

Brontë Country
Andy Holden and Secluded Brontë

Saturday 4th April 6-9pm
7th-19th April
Tuesday - Sunday 11am-6pm
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

Its Only Bondage Was the Circling Sky
Andy Holden, with Ivy Leeson

Saturday 4th April 7-9pm
7th April -2nd May
Tuesday - Sunday 11am-6pm
Roberts and Robbins,
SVA, 4 John Street,
Stroud GL5 2HA

For this two-part exhibition Andy Holden will present two collaborations which both expound on the impact of technology on the landscape and mental ecology of rural Britain; firstly with the implementation of the enclosures act in the 1830's and secondly with the introduction of broadband to the provinces at the end of the twentieth century.

Andy Holden is an artist based in Bedford, UK, whose work spans a number of divergent mediums; from large scale sculpture and installation, to painting, pop music, lectures and performances, films and theatrical productions. Recent exhibitions have included Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS at Zabludowicz Collection, London and Spike Island, Bristol (2013-14), Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time at Kettles Yard Cambridge (2011), and Art Now: Andy Holden, Tate Britain, 2010. Performances have Lecture on Nesting in collaboration with his father Peter Holden for Performa 13, New York, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men at ICA London, 2012, and a tour of the UK performing at only artist-run spaces with his band The Grubby Mitts in 2014.

BRICKHOUSE is a London based curatorial project founded by Guy Gormley and Thomas Bush.

Press information


Site Festival 2014
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site 2014 programme

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open studios

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