August 2017 Friday
Safari Festival is a celebration of the new wave of alternative and art comics from the UK and beyond. Taking place on Saturday 12th August, the festival is an opportunity for a curated group of cartoonists and publishers to exhibit and sell their artwork, prints and, primarily, comics, and for attendees to experience the best of UK comics’ avant-garde. The artists exhibiting have been selected for their innovative, fearless, diverse approaches to making comics; approaches to cartooning that Safari exists to champion .The festival is free to attend, and will take place at Studio 2, the Shoreditch gallery space of London-based creative agency, Protein.
August 2017 Thursday
Emma Hart: Mamma Mia!
The Whitechapel Gallery presents a new large-scale installation by London-based artist Emma Hart for the sixth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. The commission is the result of the artist’s six month bespoke residency which started in June 2016 and was divided between three Italian cities: Milan, Todi and Faenza. Mamma Mia! is the culmination of an investigation into pattern, from visual patterns to patterns of psychological behaviour. The work also looks at the design and rupture of pattern and the ruminations in between.