Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Anne Hardy Liquid Landscape, 2018 © Anne Hardy.

British Art Show 9

 

The British Art Show is a landmark touring exhibition that celebrates the vitality of recent art made in Britain. Organised every five years by Hayward Gallery Touring the exhibition brings the work of artists defining new directions in contemporary art to four cities across the UK.

British Art Show 9 was developed at a precarious moment in Britain’s history that has brought politics of identity and nation, concerns of social, racial and environmental justice, and questions of agency to the centre of public consciousness. The artists presented in the exhibition respond in critical ways to this complex context; imagining more hopeful futures and exploring new modes of resistance.

BAS9 is curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, and presented in collaboration with the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth.

Hayward Gallery Touring is the UK’s largest contemporary art organisation producing exhibitions that tour the UK.

Anne Hardy Liquid Landscape, 2018 © Anne Hardy.

featured artist

Hetain Patel

Hetain Patel’s art is about ‘identity and language, challenging common assumptions based on how we look or where we come from.’ Growing up in ‘the only brown family’ in a small northern town, he found refuge from racist abuse in superhero fantasies.

Hetain Patel, Don’t Look at the Finger (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Chatterjee & Lal

Hetain Patel, Don’t Look at the Finger (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Chatterjee & Lal
Hetain Patel, The Jump, 2015. Installation view: Manchester Art Gallery © Hetain Patel. Courtesy Manchester Art Gallery. Photo: © Manchester Art Gallery

Hetain Patel, The Jump, 2015. Installation view: Manchester Art Gallery © Hetain Patel. Courtesy Manchester Art Gallery. Photo: © Manchester Art Gallery



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Q&A: Katie Schwab and mosaic restorers Tracey Cartledge and Gary Bricknell

Discover more about Katie Schwab’s practice and inspiration and ask your questions about mosaic restoration to mosaic artist Tracey Cartledge and restorer Gary Bricknell. This conversation will touch on ideas of repair, care and community as well as considering the methodology, specification and technical aspects of mosaic restoration.

Katie Schwab, blueprint of an emotion, 2022. © Katie Schwab. Installation view, British Art Show 9, 2021-22, the Whitworth, The University of Manchester. A Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition organised in collaboration with galleries across the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth. Photo © Michael Pollard.

featured online work

Cooking Sections, Moveable Estates, 2020

 

Moveable Estates, by Cooking Sections, is a thirty minute audio walk that begins on Winterton Beach, located near Norwich. The North Sea has deposited, transported and eroded the sand that defines the zone of the East Anglian coast for millennia. Rising sea-levels, recurrence of severe storms, and the construction industry increasingly dredging the offshore seabed for sands, keep shifting tidal flows and increase the chance of cliff landslides due to the crashing of waves on weakened ground. Moveable Estates invites listeners to think about the future role of cities in envisioning such fluctuating horizons.