Pick of the past
Over the years, Wirksworth Festival has presented masses of talented artists and performers. There is no way that we can show all of the wonderful work that has appeared at the Festival and so, we have chosen a selection of just some of the highlights, in no particular order. If there’s something that you think we should have included, that isn’t here, why not get in touch to let us know!
Wolfgang Buttress is an award-winning artist working with public space. He creates simple, elegant and contextual public artworks, which seek to define and highlight our relationship to the natural world.
For the 2016 Festival, Wolfgang followed up his monumental Milan Expo ‘Beehive’ British Pavilion with newly commissioned, totemic, audio-visual companion piece, BEAM, developed for and set within the celestial surrounds of Wirksworth’s 13th century St Mary’s Church. Drawing on the behaviours of the constantly-threatened domestic bee population, Buttress presented BEAM as a continuation and companion piece to The Hive, the multi-award winning, honeycomb pavilion he designed for the Milan Expo 2015.