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thank you All artists, curators, venues and sponsors who have made the Independents possible in 2010. The Independents Board: Theresia Cadwallader, Richard Cooke, Jennie Cunningham, Terry Duffy, Amanda Oliphant and Mark Willcox. Ian Jackson of artinliverpool.com, who provides the Independents with website design and development services, Another Media for distribution and Alexander MacGregor Ltd for the design of the guide.

biennial The sixth edition of Liverpool Biennial’s International Exhibition is Touched – Consisting of around 40 new projects by leading and emerging international artists. Principally new commissions as well as several key works previously unseen in the UK, Touched will be presented across multiple venues: Tate Liverpool, the Bluecoat, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), A Foundation and Open Eye Gallery, with half the exhibitions sited in public spaces across the city. www.biennial.com

liverpool art prize Liverpool Art Prize 2011 – Call for Nominations Organised by Artinliverpool.com in partnership with Metal at Edge Hill Station, the exhibition by short-listed artists will take place in May 2011. Nominations are open to professional contemporary artists based or born in the Liverpool city region. Deadline for nominations is 28 November 2010. Full details at: www.liverpoolartprize.com

art in liverpool For comprehensive up to date event listings, reviews, news, classifieds and blog covering the arts in Liverpool. www.artinliverpool.com

alexander macgregor A cutting-edge Liverpool design consultancy, engaged in all aspects of creative communication from conventional print through to stylish and effective web media. Alexander MacGregor supports established and fledgling arts groups across the region and has designed and produced this independents Biennal guide for 2010. www.alexandermacgregor.co.uk


welcome The Independents is one of the largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festivals in the UK, with an exhibitions programme that runs alongside the Liverpool Biennial. This year the Independents will showcase more than 500 local, national and international artists in 128 events at over 60 venues across Liverpool, Merseyside and the Wirral. The Independents is an open access contemporary art event that showcases young blood and emerging new talent alongside established international artists. These artists create new work specifically for the Independents Festival, which always throws up unexpected and genuine surprises in extraordinary and often unusual venues. This year, in a climate of stringent public finances and without its traditional funding support, the Independents thrives against all odds, thanks to participating artists and galleries who have rallied to back the Festival financially because they understand the importance, the potential and the value that the Independents has for them. Their support is something to be celebrated. I hope you find the Independents enjoyable, stimulating and compelling. Mark Willcox Chair, Independents Biennial Every effort is made to provide correct information. We cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies or late changes, Please check with the venue before travelling. Visit www.independentsbiennial.org for contact information. Legal Notice Š Independents 2010. All rights reserved. The information within this guide is believed to be correct at the time of going to press. The Independents Liverpool Biennial cannot be held responsible or liable for exhibition opening times, locations or content. Independents Biennial cannot guarantee that all venues are fully accessible to disabled visitors. Please contact the individual venue for further information. Details and contacts of each venue can be found at www.independentsbiennial.org. All liability for loss or damage caused by any act or omission committed in reliance on the information contained in this publication is hereby excluded.


01 3345 Parr Street 33-45 Parr Street Liverpool, L1 4JN 0151 708 6345 Open: Tues to Thurs 12 noon - 2am (3am Fri & Sat) Sun-Mon 12 noon - 1am Wheelchair access.

3345 ABSTRACT AMIGOS – DEREK CULLEY

01 – 19 Sept 2010 Exhibition of prints by Merseyside based Irish artist, Derek Culley. One of a series of four exhibitions of prints by abstract artists. 3345 ABSTRACT AMIGOS – JOHN HOYLAND

22 Sept – 17 Oct 2010 Exhibition of prints by John Hoyland RA. 3345 ABSTRACT AMIGOS – TERRY SULLIVAN

20 Oct – 14 Nov 2010 Exhibition of prints by abstract artist Terry Sullivan. 3345 ABSTRACT AMIGOS – DAVID LACH

17 Nov – 05 Dec 2010 Exhibition of prints by abstract artist David Lach. SPONSORS OF THE ABSTRACT AMIGOS ART EXHIBITION

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02 69A Intandane 69A Intandane 75 Renshaw Street Liverpool, L1 2SJ 0151 708 8873 Open: Mon to Sat 10.00 - 18.00 Sun 12.00 - 17.30

DOLLS IN THE DREAM HOUSE

18 Sept – 30 Nov 2010 Exhibition of paintings by Jeanne-Marie. Surreal paintings of women and other creatures.

03 Aintree Hospital Aintree House Longmoor Lane Liverpool L9 7AL 0151 525 5980 Open: to be confirmed Wheelchair access.

MINDSCAPE BY TONY BISHOP

24 Nov – 15 Dec 2010 Tony Bishop’s 3rd solo art exhibition with his unique contemporary style.


04 Blackburne House Blackburne House Blackburne Place Off Hope Street Liverpool, L8 7PE 0151 709 4356

JOURNEY OF THE BRIDE

Open: Mon to Fri 08.30 - 18.00 (Closed weekends)

ENCOUNTERS AND MEMORIES

Wheelchair access.

02-30 Sept 2010 Solo exhibition of black and white drawings by Alice Lenkiewicz. 01-31 Oct 2010 Documentation of a Live Art Installation and Encounter Series including Film, Photography, Ceramics and Etching. A SENSE OF PLACE

01 Nov – 17 Dec 2010 Exhibition by six female artists from Soup Collective.

05Bluecoat Display Centre College Lane Liverpool, L1 3BZ 0151 709 4014 Open: Mon to Sat 10.00 - 17.30 Sun 11.00 -16.00 Wheelchair access.

THE NATIONAL SCULPTURE PRIZE 2010

14 Aug – 25 Sept 2010 The National Sculpture Prize 2010 is the second instalment of the Art Prize created by the Bluecoat Display Centre, to hunt out innovative new artists and makers in the field of Applied Arts. Featuring, Mari-Ruth Oda, Nicholas Lees, Nicolas Moreton, Katriona Beales, Maya Selway and Caren Hartley.

A SPARKLING PARTY

02 Oct – 13 Nov 2010 A touring exhibition of selected works in silver by Kevin O’Dwyer. Kevin’s first solo exhibition in over 10 years features a collection of outstanding jewellery, silverware and sculpture by one of the foremost artists working with silver today.

06 Calderstones Park Coach House Gallery The Coach House Calderstones Park Menlove Avenue Liverpool L18 3JD 0151 225 4877 Open: Mon to Sat 10.00 - 16.00 Wheelchair access.

A LIFE NOT SWEET ANYMORE

20 – 26 Sept 2010 A photographic collective Pommefritz Crew, composed of Max Boschini and Mauro Manuini, which adds in this occasion their friend Marco Brioni.


07 Ceri Hand Gallery 12 Cotton Street Liverpool L3 7DY 0151 207 0899 Open: Wed to Sat 10.00 - 18.00 or by appointment

NO SIGN OF HELICOPTERS

16 Sept – 16 Oct 2010 Debut solo exhibition by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson presenting a new body of work exploring issues of containment and release. WE ARE STUCK HERE TOGETHER

28 Oct – 28 Nov 2010 Rebecca Lennon draws together the found, the stolen, the forged, the made and the remade in a series of exchanges and situations.

08 Corke Gallery 296 -298 Aigburth Road Liverpool L17 9PW 07773 287827 Open: Tue to Fri 14.00 - 18.00, Sat 10.00 - 14.00 Wheelchair access. Email: gallery@corke.net to order tickets.

BIENNIAL PREVIEW SHOW

15 – 18 Sept 2010 Ticket and invitation only preview of work being shown in the Corke Gallery’s TEN Independents Biennial exhibitions. ‘OUTSIDERS’ IN (PART 1 & 2)

21 Sept – 02 Oct 2010 Exhibition of work by leading international street artists including Banksy, Faile, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Nick Walker, Bestie and Ernesto Muñiz. PAINTING NOW – LUMINOSITY OF LIGHT

05 – 10 Oct 2010 Show of large abstract representational oil paintings by Kate Fielding and Simon A Yorke inspired by the direct environment and long held beliefs. UNDERDRESSED AND NUDE

12 – 16 Oct 2010 The nude in all its form, colours and beauty featuring works by Corrie Barclay, Ken Bullock, Peter Cameron, James Cosgrove, Anna Di Scala, Paul Gatenby and Mariana Whitehorn. LIFE IN LINO

19 – 23 Oct 2010 Mike Hatjoullis brings lino cuts featuring a wide range of subject matter including people, abstracts images and cityscapes. LANDSCAPES & VIEWS – PAST & PRESENT

26 – 30 Oct 2010 Scenes in and around Liverpool captured in acrylics, oils and watercolours.


TALK AT CORKE – BARRY KUSHNER

27 Oct 2010. 19.30pm Barry Kushner presents a talk ‘Is There An Economic Crisis?’ LIVERPOOL FAMILY ROBINSON

02 – 06 Nov 2010 Val and Doug Robinson present a collection of works including portraits, places and abstract images in acrylics and oils. A SENSE OF REALITY WHERE NONE IS PRESENT – FRANK MOORE

09 – 13 Nov 2010 Exhibition of paintings which reflect the misuse of power within politics, religion and conflict. LIVERPOOL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ART PRIZE

16 – 20 Nov 2010 Mixed show of works entered into the 2010 Corke Gallery Undergraduates Art Prize. LIVERPOOL A LEVEL STUDENTS ART PRIZE

23 – 27 Nov 2010 Mixed show of works entered into the 2010 Corke Gallery A Level Art Students Art Prize.

09 Cornerstone Gallery Liverpool Hope University The Creative Campus 17 Shaw Street Liverpool L6 1HP 0151 291 3997

NEW FICTION BY MARTIN GREENLAND

Open: Mon to Sun 09.00 - 17.00 During exhibition

ARTINLIVERPOOL.COM – PURCHASE PRIZE

Wheelchair access.

18 Sept – 12 Nov 2010 In collaboration with the Art Space Gallery/ Michael Richardson Contemporary Art, is proud to present an Exhibition of new works by Martin Greenland. 18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 An Exhibition of works purchased by artinliverpool.com from their annual purchase prize award. WYNN VIVIAN – PURCHASE PRIZE

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 A collection of works from the Annual Purchase Prize Awarded to Liverpool Hope University Fine Art Final Year Students. QUARTERED, DRAWN & HUNG

18 Nov 2010 – Jan 2011 An Exhibition of Drawing; by Definition, Concept and Practice.


10 Curve Gallery Jerome Buildings Top Floor 61 Victoria Street Liverpool L1 6DE 07884411344 Open: Thur to Sat 13.00 - 18.00

CURVE GALLERY BIENNIAL

22 Oct – 6 Nov 2010 Curve opens its 2010 Liverpool Biennial with a group show featuring newly commissioned work from Dave Penny, Thomas Williams and Lisa Who. The exhibition will showcase photography, painting, sculpture and printmaking.

11 Domino Gallery 11 Upper Newington Liverpool L1 2SR 0151 707 0764 Open: During cafe hours. Mon to Sat 11.00 - 17.00 or by appointment out of hours.

GIZ A TOUCH

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 Crawley & Trappe (Up & Coming) and Felicity Wren (Domino Gallery) invite you to participate in a dialogue in an alternative space; a meeting place where a butty (sandwich) and a cuppa char (cup of tea) can be enjoyed alongside art.

12 Editions Ltd Editions Ltd 16 Cook Street Liverpool L2 9RF 0151 236 4236 Open: Mon to Fri 09.30 - 17.30 Sat 11.00 - 16.00

TRAILOGUE

17 Sept – 09 Oct 2010 Exhibition of work by three artists, Emma Gregory, Martin Kochany and David Henckel. NATHAN PENDLEBURY & PAUL ROMANO

15 Oct – 07 Nov 2010 Two man exhibition featuring abstract paintings by the two local Liverpool-based artists. FLOOR PLAN BY LISA WHO

11 Nov – 28 Nov 2010 Exhibition by Liverpool-based printmaker.

13 Gala Leo Casino 44 Chaloner Street Queen’s Dock Liverpool L3 4BF 0151 709 8878 Open: All day, every day. Wheelchair access.

AN ENCOUNTER WITH CULLEY

24 Sept – 26 Nov 2010 Abstract works by Merseyside-based Irish artist, Derek Culley.


14 Gallery4allarts Gallery 1 80 Lark Lane The Old Police Station Liverpool, L17 8UU 07756 91 29 11 Open: Tues to Thurs 15.00 - 18.00, Fri & Sat 12.00 - 17.00 Gallery 2 4 Sefton Grove The Old Police Station Liverpool L17 8XB Open: Tues to Thurs 12.00 - 18.00, Fri & Sat 12.00 - 17.00 Please call gallery to arrange wheelchair access.

CAPTURING THREADS OF LIGHT

16 – 29 Sept 2010 Gallery 2 Nicole Bartos exhibits a revelation of colour vibration and light filtering screens that welcome you to take a journey of meditation and peace. FANCHON FRÖHLICH, BERYL BAINBRIDGE – A FRIENDSHIP

16 – 29 Sept 2010 Gallery 1 A collection of drawings, paintings and writings related to the artist’s friendship with the writer Beryl Bainbridge. CONSCIOUS NATURE

02 – 14 Oct 2010 Gallery 2 Abstract paintings on the theme of dream and “nightmare” by Christopher Muotoh. MUCKY DAUGHTERS

02 – 14 Oct 2010 Gallery 1 Kaety Moore, Jenny Wynne. Remnants from a transient art work along the Mersey. The silt of the river describes encounters between artists and environment. LEFT TO DIE

16 – 27 Oct 2010 Gallery 1 Gisèle Nzolameso. Video Installation Double Screen. The video screens represent a transparent window onto the world of a captive character. MINIBUS & MEET ME AT SUNSET

19 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 Gallery 1 and 2 A charity fundraising event organised for the Wed 10.00 - 18.00 Community Centre at SMLLCA (St. Michael’s Sun 19.30 - 21.00 (closed any other day) and Lark Lane Community Association), Entrance: £4.00 (concession £2.00)

comprising of a series of events and art forms such as: screenings, performance art, acoustic music, contemporary art auction, artists’ talks from various artists and musicians. MEET ME AT SUNSET 2010

06 – 30 Nov 2010 Gallery 1 and 2 Group exhibition from local and international artists, featuring various artforms such as abstract painting, mixed media, photography, video art, performance art.


15 Gostins Arcade 32-36 Hanover St Liverpool L1 4LN 0151 709 8058 Open: Mon to Sat 09.30 - 17.30 Wheelchair access.

LIVERPOOLGALLERY.COM GROUP EXHIBITION

18 Sept – 16 Oct 2010 A group show by the artists and photographers of Liverpoolgallery.com. Karen Brookman, Lorna Bruce, Michelle Campbell, John Chatterton, Mary Christie, Emma Dalton, Anna Di Scala, Dave Ellison, Gerard Fleming, Zak Grant, Danny Hampson, Lee Kendall, James Lavott, Lauren Piercy, Micheline Robinson, Anita Smith, Keith F Smith and Oke Ugonna.

16 Gostins Gallery 32-36 Hanover St Liverpool L1 4LN 07990 990 496 Open: Mon to Sat 09.30 - 17.30 Wheelchair access.

COLLAGE COLLECTABLES PRESENTS

21 Oct – 27 Nov 2010 Collage Collectables & Fine Arts Presents: An exhibition of work by artists who work in a variety of styles and media. Featuring Colin Reid, Derek Corlett, Cherie Grist, George O’Brien, Martin Lloyd, Lis Edgar, George Jones and Brian Beattie.

17 HeadSpace@EggSpace The Egg Café Second Floor 16-18 Newington Liverpool L1 4ED 0780 726 7420 Open: Mon to Sat 09:00 - 22.30 Sun: 10:00 - 22.30

TWENTY-TEN

17 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 An open group exhibition with the theme ‘Twenty-Ten’. The artwork on display will reflect how the artists have interpreted the theme and what Twenty-Ten means to them.

18 House of Fraser Grange Precinct Birkenhead CH41 6ED 0151 647 6642 Open: Mon to Fri 9.30 - 17.30 Sat 9.00 - 18.00 Sun 11.00 - 16.00 Wheelchair access.

HOF AT HOUSE OF FRASER

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 An exhibition of work by a mix of local artists and designers within the windows of House of Fraser, Birkenhead.


19 Hoylake Community Centre 31 Hoyle Road Hoylake CH47 3AG 0151 632 2889 Open: 12.00 - 17.00 During exhibition Wheelchair access for this venue.

WIRRAL OPEN STUDIO TOUR

13 – 14 Nov 2010 Hoylake Community Centre (Preview Night Only) then Various Venues. Micheline Robinson, Barbara Meynell, Dennis Spicer, Fiona Hardman, Okechukwu Daniel Ugonna, Jo Smith and many more. An open studio tour event in the Wirral where visitors can visit the various studios and meet the artists.

20 International Gallery 34A Slater Street Liverpool L1 4BX Open: Tue to Sat 14.00 - 19.00 Wheelchair access.

SPACE BETWEEN

18 Sept – 02 Oct 2010 Where and what is the (space between)? High Tide’s contribution to S.Q.U.A.T. Liverpool imparts an exploration into the ambiguities and often intangible relationships that we have with the natural world. BLINK UNBLINK

07 Oct – 23 Oct 2010 Enter the mysterious world created by emerging artists Kirsty E Smith and Olwen Holland.

21 John Lewis 70 South John Street Liverpool ONE Liverpool L1 8BJ 0151 709 7070 Open: Mon to Fri 09.30 - 20.00, Sat 09.00 - 19.00 Sun 11.00 - 17.00 Wheelchair access.

BETWEEN PRESENCE AND ABSENCE

18 Sept – 18 Oct 2010 Liverpool born and nationally exhibited artist Jason Jones presents an installation of work within the furniture department of John Lewis, Liverpool ONE.


22 Lady Green Garden Centre Lady Green Lane Ince Blundell Liverpool L38 1QB 0151 929 3635 Open: Mon to Wed 09.00 - 17.30 Thur 09.00 - 19.30 Fri & Sat 09.00 - 17.30 Sun 10.30 - 16.30

EXTERIOR ART FOR INTERIORS

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 Exhibition of salvaged & natural materials made into art for the home. Tracy Lewis, Simon Archer, Neil Sinclair, Dom Wilson, Carol Coleman and Sandie Henderson.

Wheelchair access.

23 Leaf Tea Shop and Bar 27 Parliament Street Liverpool L8 5RN 0151 707 7747 Open: Sun to Thu 08.00 - 00.00 Fri & Sat 09.00 - 02.00

STUCKISM ON SURREALISM

23 Oct – 29 Oct 2010 Stuckism on Surrealism about beau-tea a celebration of surrealism poetry, beauty, Stuckism and lovely things. Featuring Jasmine Maddock and Chris Yates.

Wheelchair access.

24 Liverpool Academy of Arts 32 Seel Street Liverpool L1 4BE 0151 709 0735 Open: Mon to Fri 12:00 - 16.00 Wheelchair access.

SANCTUM

21 Sept – 08 Oct 2010 Sanctum seeks to nurture and inspire within the participants an experience touching on the nature of god, the holy, the numinous, the divine, love, the eternal, the spiritual and the hopeful from any religious tradition or none. SPECTRUM

26 Oct – 05 Nov 2010 An eclectic mix of work by a group of eleven respected Merseyside artists. Paintings by Joyce Ellis, Martin Jones, Peter Ellis, Roy Munday, Brian Beattie, Maureen Letts, Irene Wilson, Hazel Gibbons and Sheila Kilroy. Ceramics by Chris Hughes Glass by Ally Noble. JUST LENNON

26 Oct – 05 Nov 2010 An exhibition of original oil and acrylic paintings celebrating John Lennon’s Birthday by local artist Len Ehlen.


25 Liverpool Anglican Cathedral St James Mount Liverpool L1 7BR 0151 702 7284 Open: Every day, 8.00 - 18.00 but restricted visiting during services

TAMING SMOKE BY AMANDA GRIFFITHS

04 – 29 Sept 2010 A collection of smoke fired ceramics with drawings, paintings and photographs to show the underlying creative practice.

Limited wheelchair access.

EARTH AND AETHER

16 Sept – 12 Dec 2010 A site specific installation in The Chapter House of Liverpool Cathedral by artists in residence, Lin Holland and Jane Poulton.

26 Liverpool Centre for Art Development 2a Franceys Street (off Brownlow Hill) Liverpool L3 5YQ 0151 707 1404 Open: Mon to Fri 10.00 - 17.00 Except: RETOUCHED 10.00 - 15.00 Wheelchair access.

RETOUCHED

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 Attempting to affect the viewer and move them through a journey, crossing a border into the realm of spirit, Peter Barker and George Lund. HIDDEN VOICE PHOTOGRAPHY

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 Aidan’s Way partnered with Insight Photography to deliver a series of photography workshops involving both deaf and hearing participants. NO CENTRE, NO EDGE

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 Exhibition of works by the London-based, Nepalese painter, Govinda Prasad Sah. ART BY ADDICTS

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 Exhibition of works by victims of addiction. Mary Braithwaite, Mikey and Lorry Kerwin. SGT. PEPPER SHOW 2010

01 – 28 Nov 2010 Solo show by Frances Walden-Jones giving her own interpretation to the songs of the Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album.


27 Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Cathedral House Mount Pleasant Liverpool L3 5TQ 0151 709 9222 Open: Daily 10.00 - 17.00 Wheelchair access.

PRIVATE VIEWS MADE PUBLIC

17 – 19 Sept 2010 This stunning screen installation invites you as the viewer to share a unique viewpoint and moment of contemplation as you look out across six spectacular landscapes along mid-Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge that roll through night and day, season through season. Created by Patricia MacKinnon-Day and the soundscape by Stuart Borthwick and Tim Dalton. ART & CRAFT GUILD OF LANCASHIRE

22 – 26 Sept 2010 A selling exhibition of art and designer/maker collectible pieces made by members of the Guild residing in Lancashire.

28 Liverpool ONE & St John’s Centre Near Wall Street, Liverpool ONE and St.George’s Way St John’s Centre Liverpool L1 1LY 07891 011 417 Open: Mon to Fri 11.00 - 17.00

ARE YOU SERVED?

08 Oct – 11 Oct 2010 Using a mobile, compact cart Charlotte Andrew will move between the St John’s Centre and Liverpool ONE. Her aim is to collect anecdotes of the shift in the heart of Liverpool.

Wheelchair access.

29 Madelainartz – The Gallery, Clayton Sq. Top Floor Clayton Square Liverpool L1 1DP 07902 697 816 Open: Thur to Sun 12.30 - 18.00 (Closes 17.00 on Sunday) Wheelchair access.

LIFE IS LIKE THIS

18 Sept – 21 Sept 2010 Disabled artists and their friends tell stories about how impairment impacts on our culture. ABSTRACT ART LIVERPOOL

23 Sept – 10 Oct 2010 Exhibition of abstract art by various artists. OPEN EXHIBITION

14 Oct – 31 Oct 2010 Open exhibition featuring various artists. LATIN LIVERPOOL

04 Nov – 21 Nov 2010 Latin Liverpool although not identified by one particular geographical location has its space and influence in the spiritual heart of the city.


30 Mello Mello 40-42 Slater Street Liverpool L1 4BX Open: Mon to Sat 13.00 - 00.00 Wheelchair access.

HOW IT WORKS

01 – 14 Oct 2010 An autobiographical account of the artist known as Michael Roerty, in paint and in sculpture.

31 Merseyrail’s Station Network Merseyrail’s Station Network Open: During station opening times. Wheelchair access.

LIVERPOOL URBAN

22 Nov 2010 – 31 Jan 2011 Extending his Rush Hour series, Liverpool born artist, Mark Willcox, creates new works in Liverpool City Centre’s railway stations for exhibition across Merseyrail’s station network.

Mark Willcox is sponsored by Merseyrail.

32 Metal Edge Hill Station Platform 1 Tunnel Road Liverpool L7 6ND 0151 707 2277 Open: Tues to Fri 14.00 - 18.00, Sat 12.00 - 16.00

DREAM MACHINE

15 Sept – 23 Oct 2010 A group exhibition with sound, installation, sculpture and painting celebrating the 180th Anniversary of the first ever passenger railway line. Nicole Dale, Ailis Riain, Phil Lockhart, Tom Palin and Richard Proffitt.

Wheelchair access to ground floor only.

FUTURE STATION

06 – 20 Nov 2010 Exhibition and series of events from Metal’s Future Station group. Expect poetry, live music, film screenings, lively debate and installations.


33 Mocha Lounge 20 Sir Thomas Street Liverpool L1 6BW 0151 236 7737 Open: Mon to Sat 09.00 - 17.00.

HANGING IN THE BALANCE

16 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 Collis International presents an art exhibition curated by Chantelle Townley. ‘The New Creatives’ present an exhibition of contemporary art works. Featuring work by Adam Higgins, Catherine Sherratt, Holly Bonner, Kelly Mullin, Kerri Ann McMurray, Liam Dickinson, Lizzie Jones and Mark Pearson.

34 National Conservation Centre Whitechapel Liverpool L1 6HZ 0151 478 4999 Open: Daily 10.00 - 17.00 Wheelchair access.

ART MERSEYSIDE

24 Sept 2010 – 16 Jan 2011 An exhibition showcasing the best artworks from the open exhibitions held throughout 2010 in the Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Halton boroughs.

35 Norfolk Street Studios 27 Norfolk St (corner of FORGOTTEN ALCHEMY BY DAVE WHITE Jamaica St) 18 Sept – 03 Oct 2010 Liverpool L1 0BE

An installation by Dave White documenting

Open: by appointment. the translation of possessions and info@davewhiteart.com experiences from childhood to date.

36 Oomoo Café 349 Smithdown Rd Liverpool L15 3JJ 0151 706 0600 Open: Mon to Fri 09.00 - 19.00 Sat 10.00 - 19.00 Sun 12.00 - 18.00 Wheelchair access.

EXPERIMENTING LINKS

04 Oct – 28 Nov 2010 A small exhibition of work looking at city and landscape interaction that has developed from ceramics into print and felted textiles. Featuring Wendy Johnson.


37 Peter Corbett’s Studio Flat 4, 7 Gambier Terrace Hope Street Liverpool L1 7BG 0151 709 4045 Open: Tues to Sat 15.00 - 17.00 During exhibition

RECENT PAINTINGS

18 Sept – 15 Oct 2010 Exhibition of recent paintings by International award winning Liverpool artist Peter Corbett who represented the United Kingdom at the Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art, Italy, in December 2007.

38 Q Break Café and Meeting House The Quaker Meeting House 22 School Lane Liverpool L1 3BT 07811 395015 or 07578 819302

TRANSITIONS

06 Sept – 27 Nov 2010 Exhibition of mixed media paintings exploring the new transitional spaces around the edges of Liverpool ONE. Featuring Colin Binns and Louise Janvier.

Open: Mon, Thur & Sat 11.00 - 14.30 Wheelchair access.

WORKS ON PAPER

30 Sept – 27 Nov 2010 Exhibition of prints and ink works on paper by artist Edward Bruce.

39 St Luke’s (bombed out) Church Leece Street, Liverpool, L1 2RT Open: Thur to Sun From 12.00 weather permitting. Wheelchair access is limited. There are ramps to enter but the ground within the church is uneven.

THE FAB COLLECTIVE PRESENT GIRAFFE

09 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 In these gloomy times the Fab Collective hope to cheer you up and make you smile – or maybe even laugh – with our latest exhibition of photographs. TEMPLE TO THE SACRED AUTOMOBILE

25 Sept 2010 – 31 Jan 2011 A shrine to the motor car is being created by Tony Phillips as the first phase in a series of permanent and semi permanent artworks to be established in various UK locations.


40 STUDIO2 Parr Street Studios 33-45 Parr Street Liverpool L1 4JN 0151 707 1050

AN ELEMENT OF CURIOSITY

01 Oct – 30 Nov 2010 An exhibition of photographic works by Eilish Culley with images taken over the past 5 years.

Open: Breakfast Mon to Fri 08.00 - 12.00 Sat & Sun 09.00 - 12.00 LOUNGE BAR from 12.00 until late Wheelchair access.

41 TATE Liverpool The Group Reception Room TATE Liverpool Albert Dock L3 4BB 0151 702 7400 Open: Tues to Sun 10.00 - 17.50 Wheelchair access.

SOUP IS TOUCHED

09 – 21 Nov 2010 This exhibition by the Soup Collective, will be an exploration of the boundaries between motion and emotion, action and object, engaging the relationship between the realms of art and ‘real life’ and the perception and experience of the world around us.

42 The Black-E 1 Great George St Liverpool L1 5EW 0151 709 5109 Open: Mon to Sun 09.00 - 16.00 Wheelchair access.

IHSAN, A SUFI OPERA JAM

17 Oct 2010. Admission £5.00 Performance: Ihsan is a dynamic social event and participatory art performance in two acts: Interactive lectures series and a mixed-media that explores a masterpiece of world oral heritage: Baul’s mystic music.

PAX CONVENTION

20 – 21 Nov 2010 Two days event that explores the role of contemporary art in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. The programme includes a conference, exhibitions, workshops, performances and mixed-media installations.


43 The Bluecoat School Lane Liverpool L1 3BX 0151 709 5297 Open: Galleries open Daily 10.00 - 18.00 Caravan Gallery in the Courtyard open 11.00 - 18.00 (21.00 on 17th Sept)

THE CARAVAN GALLERY – IS BRITAIN GREAT?

16 – 20 Sept 2010 A photographic exhibition in a caravan showing the reality and surreality of contemporary Britain with a focus on Liverpool. Featuring Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale.

Wheelchair access.

44 The Bridewell Gallery 101 Prescot Street Kensington Liverpool L7 8UL 0151 263 6730 Open: Sat & Sun 11.00 - 17.00. Viewing outside those times is welcome by appointment Wheelchair access.

INVESTIGATION

23 Sept – 17 Oct 2010 Exhibition featuring new work by Bridewell studio members in response to the building, its history and archive. Featuring various Bridewell Studio members. SQUAREMILE

28 Oct – 28 Nov 2010 Exhibition featuring work from artists from outside the Bridewell who have been invited to engage with and respond to the square mile area around the Bridewell.

45 The Capstone Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus 17 Shaw Street Liverpool L6 1HP 0151 291 3578 Open: Mon to Sun 09.00 - 17.00 Wheelchair access.

EMMA RODGERS AT THE CAPSTONE

18 Sept – 12 Nov 2010 The Bluecoat Display Centre in association with Liverpool Hope University presents an Exhibition celebrating the work of international artist Emma Rodgers.


46 The Gallery Liverpool The Courtyard, 41 Stanhope Street Liverpool L8 5RE 0151 709 2442 Open: Mon to Sat 10.30 - 16.30

ABOUT HERE

17 Sept – 17 Oct 2010 A realisation of four artists individual interpretation of personal journeys: Christine O’Reilly Wilson, Susan Meyerhoff Sharples, Jane Hughes and Wendy Williams. FINE ARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY

22 – 29 Oct 2010 This exhibition is a celebration of the students’ achievements over the last academic year at Alsop High School.

STYGMERGY

04 – 11 Nov 2010 Group show by by various artists including photography, performance and multi-media. THE EVANS BROTHERS

12 – 26 Nov 2010 Exhibition of artwork by three Liverpool brothers Dave, Stan and Tony Evans.

47 The Lauries Centre 142 Claughton Road Birkenhead CH41 6EY 0151 650 6555 Open: Mon-Fri 09.00 - 16.30 and evenings by appointment. Wheelchair access.

ZERO BLANK EYE CANDY

16 Sept – 31 Dec 2010 Ongoing/evolving multi-media exhibition featuring artists from Merseyside, Japan, Germany, Greece and more. Simon Mack, Leon Jakeman, St. & St. Carol Ramsay, Adam Nankervis plus others tbc.


48 The Liver Sketching Club Gostins Building 32-36 Hanover St Liverpool L1 4LN 0779 900 0887 Open: Various Wheelchair access via lift.

LIVER SKETCHING CLUB OPEN EVENINGS

17 Sept 2010. Evening 17.00 - 22.00 An exhibition of work by members of the Liver Sketching Club plus access to the club’s studio. LIVER SKETCHING CLUB MEMBERS EXHIBITION

20 Sept – 27 Nov 2010 09.00 - 17.00 An exhibition of paintings and drawings by club members LIVER SKETCHING CLUB OPEN EVENINGS (The Long Night)

18 Nov 2010. Evening 17.00 - 22.00 An exhibition of work by members of the Liver Sketching Club plus access to the club’s studio.

49 The Quarter 7-11 Falkner Street Liverpool L8 7PU 0151 707 1965 Open: Mon to Fri 08.00 - 23.00, Sat 10.00 - 23.00 Sun 10.00 - 22.30

PAPER & GLUE

18 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 A selection of recent works by Sophie Gibson


50 The Sandwich Bureau 60 Wood Street Liverpool L1 4DQ 0151 709 8687 Open: Mon to Sat 07.00 - 17.00

TOUCHED & UNTOUCHED

15 Sept – 06 Oct 2010 An exhibition of startling and unusual paintings by Susan Brown.

51 The Six Rooms Gallery 26 Argyle Street Birkenhead Wirral CH41 6AE 07801 659 357 Open: Mon to Fri 11.30 - 18.30 Sat & Sun 11.30 - 16.00

SIX ROOMS, GROUP 1

14 Sept – 05 Oct 2010 Featuring 12 Wirral artists and friends. Terry Duffy, Theresia Cadwallader, Alison Bailey Smith, Eimear Kavanagh, Dan James, Marie Mairs, Brenda Sharp, Rowena Fergusson, Deborah Steggel, Jo Swift, Ainsley Gommon Architects, Kwan May Ling and Amanda Oliphant. SIX ROOMS, GROUP 2

08 – 31 Oct 2010 Featuring 12 Wirral artists and friends. David Brown, Susan Brown, Bernard Howden, Linda Evans, Barbara Meynell, Wendy Williams, Rob Symington, Toni Hughes, May Chong, Cathy Wu, Barry Canning-Eaton and Carolyn Shepherd. SIX ROOMS, GROUP 3

04 – 28 Nov 2010 Featuring 11 Wirral artists and friends. Stephen Bird, Susan Boardman, Christine O’Reilly Wilson, Helen Chatterton, Sarah Jerath, Barbara Harrison, Dot Rowe, Marie Williams, Angie McCormick and STIGMA – Challenging Stigma Through Art.


52 The Stables Gallery Brimstage Hall Courtyard Brimstage Road Brimstage, Wirral CH63 6JA 0151 342 5999

LAYERS OF LIFE

Open: Every day 10.30 - 17.00

CERAMIC WORKSHOPS

Wheelchair access.

18 Sept – 31 Oct 2010 A collection of mixed-media pieces by Alison Dooley inspired by the layers and textures of life and the surrounding environment. Various dates during the Biennial Create your own sculptural ceramics by impressing natural objects such as bark and mosses into air-hardening clay. With Janet Holmes. COLLECTIONS EXHIBITION & CHRISTMAS PREVIEW

09 Nov – 31 Dec 2010 Exhibition by Wirral based artist group Quatre. Also, preview our Christmas Treasures, start your shopping early this year! Featuring artists, Alison Dooley, Janet Vance, Maggie Reid, Samantha Dooley, Judith Smith and Joanne Dickson.

53 The Vitreum Merchant Taylors Girls School Liverpool Road Crosby L23 5SP 0151 924 3140

LIVERPOOL LIFE

16 Sept – 15 Oct 2010 Exhibition of photography by three of the region’s leading photographers, Jim Connolly, Colin Serjent and Frank Meaney.

Open: By appointment Tel: 0151 924 3140 Wheelchair access.

NEIL MORRIS – MASTER PRINTMAKER

05 Nov – 15 Dec 2010 Neil Morris is Reader in Printmaking at LJMU and this exhibition covers 30 years of innovative image making.


54 Toxteth Town Hall 15 High Park Street Liverpool L8 8DX (access to exhibition from Letitia Street.) 0151 727 2648 Open: Mon to Thur 09.00 - 17.00 Fri 09.00 - 16.30 Wheelchair access.

VOICE AND VISIBILTY

23 – 25 Sept 2010 An installation based upon memory and experience by various artists. Found objects, poems, memorabilia, form a spontaneous artwork that expresses the ideas and heritage of people coming together, living and working in the Toxteth Community. Curated by Toxteth Art Gallery.

55 Tracy Lewis Studio 10 Sandhills, Hightown, Liverpool L38 9EP 0151 929 2015 or 0774087736 Open Days 09.10.2010 10.10.2010 13.11.2010 14.11.2010

WELCOME TO MY WORLD

18 Sept– 28 Nov 2010 Artist Tracy Lewis is opening her house, studio and garden. Other artists works will be on show. Tracy Lewis, Tim Cole, Neil Sinclair, Mike Kerslake, Steve Gent, Dom Wilson, Julian Taylor, Jeff & Heather Allen.

Other days: By appointment Wheelchair access.

56 Unity Theatre 1 Hope Place Liverpool L1 9BG 0151 709 4988 Open: Mon (13.00 18.00 or show start time + 15mins), Tue to Sat (10.30 18.00 or show start time + 15mins), Sun [Closed] subject to performances Wheelchair access.

TABULA RASA THEATRE – RITUAL – COMMUNION

19 Sept – 28 Nov 2010 An installation by Alexandra Wolkowicz and Jon Barraclough for the Unity Theatre, Liverpool to mark its 30th year. Be filled with magic and food for the soul. Manna from heaven. ‘Tabula rasa’ aims to reflect the experience of theatre and to explore its continuous relevance in the digital age.


57 View Two Gallery 23 Mathew Street Liverpool L2 6RE 0151 236 9444 Open: Thur to Fri 12.00 - 16.00 Sat 12.00 - 17.00 or by appointment. Tel: 0151 236 9444

CHAOSMOS 2010

07 Sept – 02 Oct 2010 Chaosmos is an arts initiative that aims to research and develop the production of an array of mixed media artwork, animations, video and live art. It is curated by Chris Boyd, the Lead Artist, and platforms a collection of international and renowned art in a unique exhibition that investigates turbulent visual planes within the conceptual framework of Chaosmos (a Joycean coinage). Various Artists. AN ANTIDOTE TO THE GHASTLY TURNER PRIZE

07 Oct – 30 Nov 2010 Exhibition by several Stuckist artists.

PABLO DE LILLO

07 – 30 Oct 2010 Spanish artist Pablo de Lillo uses drawing, painting, sculpture or collage to develop his work of shaped formal presence and symbolic ambiguity in a calculated installation that enhances the dialogue between the work and the viewer.


58 Walton Cornerstone 2 Liston St Walton, Liverpool L4 5RT 0151 525 2498 IMAGIN Open: Tues 11.00 - 18.00 or by appointment.

ImAgin’ FILM CHARACTER WORKSHOP

28 Sept 2010 Fun workshop discussion open to all over 50, using experiences of film to raise ideas for the ImAgin’ photography exhibition. ImAgin’

IMAGIN’ ARTY PARTY Open: 13.00 - 15.00 and 19.00 - 21.00.

09 – 28 Nov 2010 Ordinary people who just happen to be over 50 explore their self-image in relation to typical ‘over 50s’ stereotypes. Featured artists include Jacqueline Boylan, Maddie Bell and others tbc.

Wheelchair access, ground floor only.

ImAgin’ ARTY PARTY FOR OVER 50s

IMAGIN’ FILM Open: 13.00 - 15.00 Wheelchair access.

09 Nov 2010 Relaxed and informal party for people over 50, their friends and families to launch the ImAgin’ photography exhibition.

59 Williamson Art Gallery Slatey Road Birkenhead Wirral CH43 4UE 0151 652 4177 Open: Tues to Sun 10.00 - 17.00 Wheelchair access.

WIRRAL SOCIETY OF ARTS OPEN

02 Oct – 14 Nov 2010 The Wirral Society of Arts is this year staging its 5th Wirral Society of Arts National Open Art Exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery. It is open to all artists throughout the United Kingdom. WIRRAL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION

02 Oct – 14 Nov 2010 There are four fellows this year – Karon McGunigall, Julie Dodd, Phil Lockhart and Mette Larsen. OXTON ART FAIR

20 – 21 Nov 2010 Wirral artits, craftspeople and designers. Mark Wayne Barrett, Judith Brown, Theresia Cadwallader, Alan Chape, Jacqui Chapman, Liz Glover Hadwin, Sherilyn Halligan, Daniel James, Eimear Kavangah, Marie Mairs, Desdemona McCannon, Lynda Roberts, Roger Sinek, Alison Bailey Smith, Eleanor Suggett, Janine Suggett, Patsy Taylor, Jayne Turner and Lisa Waldman.


60 Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre The Old Stable Yard Smithdown Lane Liverpool L7 3EE 0151 709 6868 Open: Thur to Sun 10.00 - 16.00 Admission Fee: Adults £4 Children £2.50 Concessions £3.50 Family £12

COME INTO VIEW

08 – 22 Oct 2010 Come into View is an exploration of ideas focused around Liverpool’s famous Williamson Tunnels and will see a series of art works created and installed in response to the Tunnels unique atmosphere and history.

Due to the nature of the site the tunnels are only accessible through a network of steps and walkways that are uneven underfoot in places.

61 Wolstenholme Creative Space 11 Wolstenholme Sq. Liverpool L1 4JJ Open: Thur to Sun 11.00 - 17.00

ALBUM

18 Sept – 17 Oct 2010 Album is an exhibition comprised of new and existing works by 17 young artists currently studying on the RCA’s renowned Photography MA course in London. Greta Alfaro, Johnny Briggs, Rachel Louise Brown, Tom Clarke, Rebecca Court, Emma Critchley, Jenny Ekholm, Kevin Gaffney, Andrew Lacon, Nadege Meriau, Tom Mills, George Petrou, Tom Pope, Megan Powell, Anne Shuhmann, Vicki Thornton and Hitomi Kai Yoda. WITHIN THESE WALLS WE ARE SHAPED

27 Oct – 28 Nov 2010 The gallery’s second instalment for the Biennial Programme invites established artists selected by open submission to create site-specific work within the gallery’s crumbling walls. Michael Coombs, Henrietta Simson, David Eveleigh and Melissa Evans, Su-Chen Hung, Andrew Brookfield, Junichrio Iwase, Ulrike Oeter, Cait Walker and Robin Heap, Carol Ramsay, Hannah Wiles and Claire Freeman.


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As well as all the exciting art featured in this guide, there are events taking place all over the city streets. Turn a corner and you could bump into it! REVERSE THE WAVE 16 –18 Sept 2010 and then weekend evenings throughout the Biennial. Reverse the Wave is a ‘Subvertisement’ that brings Nokia’s brand identity closer in alignment to its actions. It offers “Brand Identity Correction” for a corporation which has put profits above privacy and basic human rights. See www.ReverseTheWave.com for details FOUNDAPOUND 18 Sept – 24 Nov 2010. There will be pound coins hidden in the galleries of Liverpool. Found a Pound is a creative treasure hunt to find hundreds or maybe thousands of £1 coins hidden in the art galleries and public spaces of Liverpool. See www.foundapound.com for details MINDGAMES – BOLD STREET 25 Sept 2010 between 11.00 and 15.00 City Centre around Bold St and St Lukes. Performance: Watch, touch, laugh, wonder. Carolyn Shepherd and visiting members of the London Road Artists Collective. MOTHMAN 17 Sept – 30 Nov 2010 Venues in Liverpool and Online. A comic book inspired by Tony Knox’s Dysfunctional character Mothman. Mothman Comic Book/ performances through the Biennial opening weekend. See www.mothman.org.uk for details

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