SNAP 2014: Art at the Aldeburgh Festival

Friday 13 June – Sunday 29 June 2014

Anya - Page Illustration

The Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio has been commissioned to create a new work inspired by Orford Ness. Much of her art uses organic matter and is temporal, transient and frequently dealing with decay.

Orford Ness is a rich and precious natural habitat. Its landscape is in a constant state of flux, echoing the degraded relics of its military history, which began almost
exactly 100 years ago at the beginning of World War I. Drawing on the natural materials, erosion and weather of this special and constantly-evolving landscape, Gallaccio will prompt us to remember a vanished past and an ever-evolving present.

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By kind permission of the National Trust

SNAP was launched in June 2011 as part of the Aldeburgh Festival’s visual arts programme. SNAP presents leading international artists alongside some lesser-known emerging talents, all with connections to the area.

To celebrate the Benjamin Britten Centenary, artists from previous SNAP exhibitions have been invited to contribute works related to or inspired by Britten. We are very pleased to also include artists affiliated with The Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge) and OUTPOST (Norwich).

Participating artists will be include Glenn Brown, May Cornet, Benedict Drew, Roger Eno, Mark Fuller, Ryan Gander, Maggi Hambling, Scott King, Emily Richardson, Abigail Lane, Simon Liddiment, Sarah Lucas, Julian Simmons, Cally Spooner, Juergen Teller and Cerith Wyn Evans.

SNAP develops the existing visual arts programme that has been present since the first Aldeburgh Festival in 1948.

Visual Arts in the Press

Below you will find a series of links to various previews, reviews and articles all about Visual Arts here at Aldeburgh Music.

 Inspired by Britten

This year's SNAP: Art at the Aldeburgh Festival will celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten, co founder of the Aldeburgh Festival. Contemporary artists from both the SNAP 2011 and SNAP 2012 exhibitions have been invited to produce and contribute new works that are related to or inspired by Britten’s legacy.

For press articles relating directly to SNAP , please visit the SNAP website.

Read about SNAP in the Press

More Visual Arts Press

Sarah Lucas: 'Moving to the country was very magical somehow'. 29 May, 2011. Tim Lewis - The Observer

Against the Grain. June 3, 2011. Jan Dalley - Financial Times

Remembering an influential. June 4, 2011 Andrew Clarke - East Anglian Daily Times

Remembering John Craxton – an influential art giant and a lover of life. June 17, 2011. Ian Collins - East Anglian Daily Times