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Nought to Sixty - August programme

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE INSTITUTE of Contemporary Arts has announced the August programme for its Flagship 2008 Project, Nought to Sixty which runs until November 2.

Nought to Sixty is a programme of solo exhibitions and events by sixty emerging artists and collectives based in Britain and Ireland, taking place over a period of six months.

Featured artists for August will include James Richards, Iain Hetherington, Ursula Mayer, Lorna Macintyre, Brown Mountain College, Tris Vonna-Michell, Stephen Connolly and Hannah Rickards.

Nought to Sixty is a key element of the ICA’s 60th anniversary celebrations and echoes its founding principle, that of a club to foster exchange and dialogue between artists and their audience.

The popular opening and closing viewings, performances, screenings, talks and events continue to take place every Monday evening – all are free but booking is advisable for events.

The August project will add further impetus to the pace set by the first half of Nought to Sixty with exhibitions and performances throughout a number of spaces in the ICA as well as projects off-site.

The Upper Gallery will see week-long exhibitions from James Richards, Iain Hetherington, Ursula Mayer and Lorna Macintyre; while an event from Brown Mountain College, screenings by Tris Vonna Michell and Stephen Connolly, and a publication by Hannah Rickards will complete the line-up.

Ongoing projects include Nina Beier and Marie Lund’s intervention, Freee’s billboard slogan within the ICA Bar, Matthew Darbyshire’s lighting project outside the ICA and Hardcore Is More Than Music which will continue to produce its off-site magazine.

All artists showing in Nought to Sixty are British or Irish-based and especially concentrated in cities such as London, Glasgow and Dublin. For many, Nought to Sixty represents the first major public presentation of their work.

For more information visit the ICA website.