Rant 104: Art Festival Legacy, Axis

This week my commissioned Rant for Axis has been published online.

It focused on the community engagement and, ultimately, the legacy of art festivals. My piece asked how festival organisers can contribute to social change and engage local people with art, without losing any of the creativity, criticality and ambition we have come to expect from such events.

The argument included references to Liverpool Biennial and Conjunction Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent who recently decided to close for the foreseeable future.


Screenshot of my Rant on Axis.


I’m really pleased to have had some great feedback on my text. Anna Francis, director of Airspace Gallery and one of the organisers of Conjunction Biennial called it ‘brilliant and heart-warming.’

You can read the Rant in full here:



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