This year the Spon Spun Art Trail will take in over 20 community and heritage venues. It will include commissioned work from Talking Birds, Antonio Roberts, HA and Kindy Dayal, as well as featuring artists Michelle Englefied, Karina Koskina, Carole Breen, Thomas Tierney, Alan Van Wijgerden, Keith Watts, Min-Kyung Kim, Chiara Grant, Crafty Blokes at the Men’s Shed and work produced by community members with artist Ruth Spaak and Mary Courtneyand more! The full art trail will be open from 12 but a number of venues will be opening at 11am for those who are keen to see everything available on the day! See more information about all the artists involved here http://www.sponspun.co.uk/artists/
Antonio Roberts is a new-media artist and curator based in Birmingham. His practice focuses on the errors and glitches generated by digital technology. For Green Man 2017 he will create a new work inspired by seeing Battles at the festival last year. “Mirrored” (named after Battles’ first album) is a number of perspex cubes between 60 and 100cm square, each etched with his characteristic imagery depicting scenes from the festival. “Mirrored” is a development of recent work made for Short Circuit Project, Copenhagen. It builds on a recent interest in presenting his work off-screen and he will be working outdoors for the first time. Antonio will also participate in Algorave, a late night event where electronic music is generated from live algorithms.