Big Art @ Big Love
Creativity and community has always been at the very heart of Big Love Festival. Although music has always been our main focus, in recent years we have expanded our scope to include a broad range of arts, including interactive performance, visual arts, spoken word, standup and installations pieces.
We’ve been lucky enough to have some hugely talented artists attend the festival to showcase their work and document Big Love and its attendees.
Some of the artists have allowed you to try your hand at different art techniques; last year Anthony Lysycia’s stone carving sessions were particularly popular, as were Mark O’Brien’s flatbed scanner portraits!
For the next Big Love – hopefully summer 2021! – we’ve got some really exciting things lined up, including a fantastic theatre performance staged by an acclaimed London director, and some old fashioned wet plate photography for you to try.
With the music, arts and culture sectors facing unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19, we want to help showcase the amazing creative talent that’s out there. We want creatives – no matter what medium or form your work – to get involved in shaping Big Love.
Whether you’re a sculptor, painter, dancer, lighting designer, video artist, community group, music creator, graffiti artist, theatre group, poet or set designer, or something more left-field, we’d love to hear from you. We’ve got zero funding, but we have got a country mansion with ornate rooms, lawns, woods and a ‘warehouse’ you can go wild with. We want the festival to be a fun blank canvas for you to explore – we want to nurture and collaborate, not exploit.
We also welcome people getting involved with the festival behind the scenes, in planning, technical and production roles.
In these difficult times, community is more important than ever, and we want you, the Big Love community, to play a big part shaping the festival’s future. We’ve put together a dedicated website with a few of the cultural highlights from previous years, and some of the opportunities for you to get involved as creatives: