Junction is a free contemporary arts festival taking place between 3rd and 5th August 2012 in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton.
For the second year running Junction will bring together a broad spectrum of work from over 75 local and regional artists including visual art, live art, performance, video projection, interventions, poetry and music, all in a lively three day programme.
Audiences will have the opportunity to look around artist’s studios, with White Tree Studios and Eagle Works opening their doors to the public during the weekend.
Guided tours will operate throughout the weekend taking visitors around the various venues where there will be the opportunity to talk to participating artists alongside encountering art in unexpected places.
This year’s festival will see new work by selected artists responding directly to Chapel Ash, with inspiration from the area’s architecture, businesses, history and identity.
A commissioned artist will create a temporary light art installation that will be partially visible at day and will come alive at night. This will be a new addition to Wolverhampton’s current light art installations that feature throughout the city.
Junction is organised by Wolverhampton Contemporary Art Forum, a group comprised of practising visual artists, performance artists and musicians. WCAF aim to raise the profile of contemporary art in Wolverhampton and promote the networking of visual arts practice across the city.
Artists work will appear in the showrooms of local traders, cafes and public houses as well as via interventions in the street. With generous support from Arts Council England, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Marston’s Brewery, as well as many other local businesses we are able to bring you this exciting festival, contributing to the vibrant and upbeat feel of this edge of city-centre community.
Junction is supporting Compton Hospice, a local registered charity.