SNAP - Art at the Aldeburgh Festival

 SNAP - Art at the Aldeburgh Festival
9th – 24th June 2012
Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP http://www.snapaldeburgh.co.uk/

SNAP was launched in June 2011 as part of the Aldeburgh Festival’s visual arts programme. Based at the home of Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings on the Suffolk coast, SNAP presents leading international artists alongside some lesser-known emerging talents, all with connections to the area.

Two artists who now live and work in Suffolk, Abigail Lane and Sarah Lucas, have been instrumental in developing SNAP, and in assembling the artists involved. Sadie Coles, part-time resident in the area, was also integral to the project’s instigation. The shows are developed and coordinated by Abigail Lane in association with Aldeburgh Music.

SNAP 2012 will include Glenn Brown, May Cornet, Matthew Darbyshire with Scott King, Brian Eno, Ryan Gander, Maggi Hambling, Mark Limbrick, Gavin Turk and Emily Richardson. Again the artists will penetrate the fabric of the festival’s home by presenting both new and existing works in the foyers, concert halls, derelict buildings and outdoor sites, the result being a chance to see art in vigorous way outside a conventional gallery setting. SNAP 2012 promises to be a show as lively as the first and will incorporate painting, print, installation, sculpture and sound. The works will sit alongside permanent or long term sculptures outdoors at Snape including Barbara Hepworth’s Family of Man, Henry Moore's Large Interior Form, Alison Wilding’s Migrant and Sarah Lucas’s Perceval.

SNAP develops the existing visual arts programme that has been present since the first Aldeburgh Festival in 1948. In the past this programme has included a wide range of artists, mostly rooted in the area or linked to the music for which the festival is best known including, amongst many others, John Constable, Sydney Nolan, John Piper and Howard Hodgkin.  Image of Gavin Turk's Kissing Stone which will be at Snap