Brent Biennial: National Lockdown Update
In line with the Government announcement that England will enter a national lockdown until at least mid-February, it is with regret that the indoor installations and exhibitions as part of Brent Biennial will remain closed to the public.
You can still enjoy our programme of online talks, screenings and events including online photography by Jude Wacks, Electronic Sheep and Lucy Fine, audio projects by John Rogers, Avant-Gardening and Yasmin Nicholas, and videos by Barby Asante and Adam Farah.
If you're a Brent resident, you can still enjoy the outdoor artworks such as Dawn Mellor's mural of local legend George Michael in Kingsbury, Carl Gabriel's sculptures at Preston Community Library, John Rogers's audio trail on the streets surrounding Kensal Rise Library, Pio Abad's murals in Kilburn and Dan Mitchell's large-scale text piece in Wembley.
For full details see the listings below.
THE FIRST BRENT BIENNIAL - Art presented in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent
The first BRENT BIENNIAL presents over 20 brand new artworks inspired by the cultures, places and people of Brent.
From sculptures to sound art, large-scale murals to intimate installations, Brent Biennial tells the stories of Brent then, now and tomorrow – and of the people who have been made and shaped by the borough.
The Biennial takes art out of the galleries and museums and into public spaces right across Brent - to be sought out or encountered by chance – on buildings and billboards, in laundrettes and across 10 community and council libraries.
Featuring international and Brent-based artists including Rasheed Araeen, Imran Qureshi, Dawn Mellor, Jude Wacks, Jaykoe, Yasmin Nicholas and Ruth Beale, every work has been specially commissioned by and created for Brent 2020 – and all of them can be seen for free.
In collaborationg with ArtReview, we will also publish a series of exclusive online interviews with artists who have worked with and within the libraries to create new work, including Avant-Gardening, John Rogers, Dawn Mellor, Ruth Beale, David Blandy and Dan Mitchell.
Public Programme Partner ArtReview.