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Build your own solar phone charger

Ever wondered just what goes on inside a solar panel? Ready to take clean energy into your own hands? Stumped by watts, amps and volts? This full day workshop goes back to basics, to take you from zero to hand-made solar panel – with the future of energy explored along the way. All materials are included and no previous experience is required.

Another Spring: Curator’s Tour

Join the exhibition’s curator, art historian and critic Dr Jean Wainwright for a special tour of ‘Another Spring’. Another Spring brings together work by a group of internationally recognised artists. The exhibition reflects on the current trends and broader developments of nationalist impulses in Western society, where the debated question of citizenship, the foundation for identity and political governance is tied to ultranationalist concerns and increased measures to regulate and control the movement of people across borders. The fear of national invasion and the economic erosion by an ‘outsider’ increasingly throws into question whether moving across borders will become even more difficult in years to come.

Artist’s talk: Steffi Klenz

Join ‘Another Spring’ artist Steffi Klenz as she talks about her artistic practice, which moves seamlessly between expanded notions of photography, sculpture and video installation.

V&A: Embracing the past, preserving the future

Dr.Tristram Hunt, V&A Director, discusses how the V&A’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define the museum today. He also examines, in a time of Brexit, Netflix and artificial intelligence, the challenges and opportunities museums face.

Christophe Szpajdel: Lord of the Logos

From stoner, rock, metal band logos to something that reaches wider horizons: pop culture, fashion design: quotes turned into calligraphy and other stylized drawings. This exhibition explains his journey.

Veronica Gosling

Imaginative and humorous work in many media. Zany lamps, freely painted household pottery, 'During the Night' prints and paintings. Hanging bicycles, umbrellas, and other sculptures in a wild, magical garden.

Investing in Arts & Culture

A public conversation between international arts organisations, academics and regional culture-makers to address the benefits and constraints of private and public funding for arts and culture.

Greater Than I

A panel of scientists, academics and artists (including Longplayer artist Jem Finer) meet to consider creative responses to space, time, society and environment: matters with scale greater than a human lifetime. Hosted by artist and curator Alex Murdin.

ice report: illustrated talk

An illustrated talk by Naomi Hart, with sketchbook images and photos from field research in Svalbard in the High Arctic. Looking at the inspiration behind the work in her exhibition and her experience of working with scientists at the University of Sheffield.

The Art of War: a discussion event

Join kennardphillipps – internationally renowned artists Cat Phillipps and Peter Kennard – for a presentation of recent work followed by a discussion event around contemporary politics and cultural production. This event is produced in association with the University of Exeter Arts & Culture department. See kennardphillipps’ work in Another Spring exhibition at Exeter Phoenix.

The Architect-Walker: a mis-guide

Four architect-walking explorations of the city, from Wrights & Sites, the people who walked the ‘Exeter Mis-Guide’ all the way to ‘A Mis-Guide to Anywhere’…

The changing face of childhood: A curator-led tour

This tour will guide you through Exeter’s fine art collection, focusing on the changing face of childhood and child iconography from the 17th to the 20th century. The tour will examine works by James Gandy, Richard Cosway and James Leakey.

ARRAY

Our energy system is the beating heart of civilization and the unseen web that binds us all together. It is changing fast, in ways that will affect all of us: but many people find energy dull and boring. Artists have always played a part in revolutions, but what are they doing now? In this talk we’ll explore how artists are pioneering ways to help us better connect to our energy system.

Electrical Art Challenge

Want to know more about using electricity? Got the spark but not sure where to start? Come and learn through play. All materials are included and no previous experience is required.

Shortplayer + Jem Finer in conversation

By adjusting the variables that control Longplayer, new compositions can be created that might last only a very short time. Composer-curator Emma Welton, with musicians from the University of Exeter, realises one of these compositions in a live setting. Followed by Longplayer artist Jem Finer in conversation with sound artist and broadcaster Alice Armstrong.

Lord of the Logos Fest

Phonic FM and Art Week Exeter present a micro-fest for Lord of the Logos, Christophe Szpajdel. Featuring an illustrated talk, short documentary by Luke Hagan, doom/stoner rock DJ set by DJ Deadly Marvin and live performance by doom/sludge band Witch Hammer (UK). www.lordofthelogos.com

Creative Hub Social

Want to indulge in a spot of creative networking? Get yourself down to the bar at Exeter Phoenix for a complimentary drink and catch up with the Art Week Exeter crowd.