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Coventry Biennial: Programme

The programme for the 4th Coventry Biennial, taking place from 6 October 2023 – 14 January 2024, is announced!

Presenting in art galleries and historic buildings, ... like a short cut through the brambles investigates our relationship to the natural world around us. The programme brilliantly illuminates avenues for cultural engagement, offering exhibitions, events, and renewed opportunities for participation to UK audiences.

The chosen artists cover a wide range of themes and mediums, spanning from portraiture and sculptural installations to the innovative realm of urban gardens. Midlands-based Janet Tryner, Jo Gane, Paul Lemmon, and Ania Bas are joined by international artists Dinh Q. Lê, A History of Frogs, Can Altay and Clémence Lollia Hilaire amongst others.

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Coventry’s waterways, attend creative writing workshops and share their ideas on what the future of the city may look like through collaborative art-pieces. Further highlights include a film screening by a Turner Prize nominated artist, guided tours on foot and by bike, and arts-and-crafts workshops.

The events programme primarily operates on a "Pay What You Can" basis. This allows for free access to tickets while also enabling audiences to contribute based on their individual capacities.

Alongside a diverse range of events for visitors of all ages, Coventry Biennial will also present a selection of industry-focused events. These include Critical Curating, a conference organised by Carolina Rito (Coventry University) in collaboration with the European Artistic Research Network. Additionally, Transformations, an academic conference organised by the University of Warwick will investigate how artists and researchers exchange and develop ideas, knowledge, and practice in ways that are mutually transformative.

To find out more visit Coventry Biennial.