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Wirksworth Festival



In 2009 re:place supported Wirksworth Festival, specifically showing work by Alec Finlay and Kate Genever, both commissioned for re:place, and a new Contemporary Art Focus weekend.

Funding from re:place was used to support two events on Saturday 19 September - Contemporary Art Focus, an opportunity to meet exhibiting artists and to explore the exhibitions in more detail, together with a panel discussion on Art, Architecture & Modernism, and a poetry performance of Alec Finlay’s white peak | dark peak, with Alec Finlay, John Sewell and Judy Kendall.

Modernism and Architecture, Illumination and Animation were the focus for visual arts in Wirksworth Festival 2009 featuring work from Alec Finlay, Matthew Houlding, Raphael Daden, Michael Branthwaite, Peter Hoon, Charles Monkhouse, Martyn Blundell, Ben Cove, Maxine Hall, Kate Genever and Ghislaine Howard, and the best of the regions graduates in Fine Art and Decorative Art. 

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