For the first time, Museums at Night- the UK’s annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage- will be taking place twice this year.
Kicking off Friday and Saturday October 30 and 31, museums, galleries and historic spaces all over the UK will be opening up late to put on a dazzling array of special night-time events. Some of the UK’s leading contemporary artists, including Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing, Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE, installation artist Luke Jerram, street artist Pure Evil, multidisciplinary artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire and artist Alinah Azadeh will be working with museums and galleries around the UK to create a series of truly unique participatory events for Museums at Night.
Check out whats going on in your favourite local museum this weekend, below.
Gillian Wearing: The Shy Convention, The Backlit, Nottingham. Saturday October 31
Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing’s work draws on theatrical techniques, private fantasies and psychological trauma.
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Inventive Factory -24 hour Art All-Nighter, The Novium, Chichester. Friday 30 October - Saturday 31 October.
Shonibare’s work explores issues of race and class through the media of painting, sculpture, photography and film.
Luke Jerram: Harrison’s Garden, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon. Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October.
Luke Jerram is known worldwide for his interactive large-scale public live art projects. Most recently Park and Slide saw a giant water slide being installed on Bristol’s Park Street, while his celebrated street pianos installation Play Me, I’m Yours has been presented in over 46 cities across the world.
Pure Evil; Halloween at the High Mill, Verdant Works, Dundee Saturday 31 October
Pure Evil is the name by which Charles Uzzel-Edwards, direct descendent of Sir Thomas More, is known in the contemporary art and street graffiti world.
Davy and Kristin McGuire design unique visual experiences through art installations and theatrical projects.
Alinah Azadeh: All About The Gift, The Freud Museum, London Friday October 30
Alinah Azadeh is a British artist working across media. Her works are rooted in the living and disclosure of personal experiences - which act as a bridge into the work for others to take.
For full listings and Halloween Themed events this weekend check out Museums At Night's official site.