About ALL

Art Language Location (ALL) is an art festival taking place from 13 – 29 October 2016 in locations throughout Cambridge, featuring innovative and experimental contemporary artists from across the UK and beyond who use text in their work.

ALL2016 will feature an extended exhibition of art around Cambridge and a day of performances, discussions and events to accompany the exhibition and bring together artists and audiences.

Each artist must find an appropriate venue for their work: the resulting intervention creates a conversation between artist, artwork and location. This extended exhibition aims to punctuate the city with a series of visually exciting and unexpected encounters in which our everyday interactions with text can be explored and challenged.

Visitors are invited to track down the artworks across Cambridge, and in so doing, discover some fascinating and lesser-known corners of the city. A programme of supporting events and activities will critique, investigate and articulate the work being shown.

ALL is a not-for-profit, collaborative organisation run by a Committee with help from many supporters. We are delighted to confirm Anglia Ruskin University as a major sponsor this year with further generous support from Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Assessment and Arts Council England.

Everyone is welcome to get involved. ALL2016 is the fifth such event, which began with Text&Context in October 2012.