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Awake in the Universe

  Susan Hiller, Bracha Ettinger, Julian Stallabrass. Philip Dodd chairs. Our 2011 opening debate addresses the festival's theme, 'Awake In The Universe' head on.  What gives art the ability to raise us from emotional and intellectual slumbers and ... more...


Mara Carlyle

  Tipped by the BBC for next year’s Mercury, Mara Carlyle’s unnervingly perfect vocals and lush beguiling orchestration have inspired comparisons to Rufus Wainwright and Björk.  Her recently released album Floreat was seven years in the making... more...


Making Art, Making Me

  Joanna Kavenna, Bob & Roberta Smith, Brian Dillon. Felicity Evans Chairs.   From Tracey Emin to Philip Roth, there is no shortage of autobiographical art. But is art the means we use to create autobiography?  Is it through creativity that we... more...


Swimming and Flying

  Mark Haddon Award-winning novelist and playwright Mark Haddon reveals what his fears of flying and wild-swimming can tell us about the conflict between poetic and rational thought, the power of silence, and the nature of art.   "Remarkable… Im... more...



  Jake Chapman in conversation with Nick Hackworth As one half of the most consistently provocative pairing in contemporary British art, Jake Chapman is no stranger to controversy. In conversation with Paradise Row founder Nick Hackworth, Chapman r... more...


Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

  Australian singer songwriter Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo trio won a slew of awards including a BAFTA for their theme song Nostalgia in the BBC series Wallander.   With a new album out earlier this year they have enraptured audiences at Gla... more...





Mark Haddon

  British Sea Power
  Susan Hiller
  Nicolas Roeg
  Mara Carlyle
  Emily Barker
  Griselda Pollock
  Stephen Frears
  Jake Chapman


and many many more



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