A week before the closing of their Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition (20 July – 8 September 201),
Arnolfini is hosting an "Ian Hamilton Finlay Weekend". Friday August 30th and Saturday the 31st will feature talks, film screenings, performances and readings around the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay.
The three model boats on view in the exhibition (see above) will be auctioned off in support of the estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay and to help maintain Finlay’s garden Little Sparta in Stonypath, Scotland. George Ferguson, the Mayor of Bristol, will serve as auctioneer. The garden has been called Finlay's "greatest work of art". For more information, visit their site, here.
Full schedule below:
Friday 30 August
6pm Graham Rich: A Visual Correspondence, talk
6.45pm Beatrice Gibson: The Tiger's Mind (2013), film screening and in conversation
7.30pm Benefit Auction to support Little Sparta
8.30pm Amor de Dias, concert
10pm Christian Flamm, DJ set
Saturday 31 August
12 noon Stephen Bann, film screening and talk
1.30pm Sue Tompkins: My Dataday, audio work
2pm Harry Gilonis Exhibition tour to St George's
3.30pm Ian Hamilton Finlay: Carrier Strike! (1977), projection
4pm OEI Magazine, talk
5pm KRIWET: Apollovision (1969), Campaign (1972–73), TV-Take (1968), Teletext (1967), film screening
6pm Karl Holmqvist: A is for A=R=A=K=A=W=A (2012), film screening
7pm Kasia Fudakowski: Where is your alibi, Mr. Motorway?, performance
Friday 30 August, 7.30pm, free
For more information, visit the gallery site, here.