Fri 3 March 2006, 7.30pm-2am: Opening Gala
Tue 7 March 2006, 5pm-12am: Sunderland Exhibition Launch
Fri 10 March 2006, 7.30pm-12am: Middlesbrough Exhibition Launch
Sat 11 March 2006, 7.30-11pm: Closing Gala

AV Festival 06 produced four special gala events and launches, which included exhibition previews and live events across Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

The Opening Gala featured events throughout The Sage Gateshead including performances by Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai and visuals by Marius Watz. The Closing Gala took place at Middlesbrough Empire, and featured the premiere of Richard Fenwick’s new film Artificial Worlds. The exhibition launch nights took place in venues across Sunderland and Middlesbrough and included previews of all the exhibitions plus live events including D-Fuse and Time’s Up.

Opening Gala

Fri 3 March 2006, 7.30pm–2am

The Sage Gateshead

AV Festival 06 took over The Sage Gateshead presenting six and a half hours of live performance including world premieres of work by Ryoji Ikeda and...more

Closing Gala

Sat 11 March 2006, 7.30–11pm 

Middlesbrough Empire

The last night of AV Festival 06 took place at Middlesbrough’s Empire Nightclub. The first part of the evening was a reception to celebrate the world...more

Exhibition Launch: Sunderland

Tue 7 March 2006, 5pm–12am 

Various Venues

This special evening launched all of the AV Festival 06 exhibitions in Sunderland. A tour of all four exhibitions and commissions was followed by a party...more

Exhibition Launch: Middlesbrough

Fri 10 March 2006, 7.30pm–late 

Various Venues

AV Festival 06 presented four new art exhibitions in Middlesbrough: The Primrose PathPlanesongState...more