2012 15 September to 25November
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welcome Ten weeks; more than a hundred artists; one city: Independents Liverpool Biennial is back. International, uncurated, above all independent: here’s your chance to discover something unexpected. And this time, we’re doing things a little differently. The work doesn’t simply appear from nowhere, display itself for a few weeks, and then disappear. It’s part of stories that began before the festival started, and will continue after it ends. Inside, as well as the usual listings, you’ll find individual profiles of the artists, groups, and venues that make up Liverpool Independents. Online, at www.independentsbiennial.org, you can find out more about their story – find out who they are and what their practice is, and learn about what they’ve done before and will do after the festival. We hope you’ll find someone whose story you’d like to follow when the festival ends. So please: welcome your unexpected guests. Matthew Taylor 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 © Independents 2012. 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.
Artists... Ali Harwood I draw. I paint and I write. I listen to the lines and the colours. I want to help them be right. I succeed to a greater or lesser degree each time. Thatâ€™s about it. I draw and paint and write best when I remember what it is like to be a child and edit with my developing heart and mind.
Alice Lenkiewicz My work tends to be spiritual and other-worldly in its theme, I like to create situations that I remember or work with Signifiers that I feel point towards contemporary issues. I also paint in a realist style, sometimes sketching and painting people, the city and landscape which can lend itself to social commentary.
Amanda Griffiths I aim to produce collections of simple, quiet forms in clay that have reliant components in multiple sets. The honesty of materials interests me, so by using minimum making techniques of hand building to create my pots, I have a low tech way of working, that includes smoke firing.
Annabel Little A childhood obsession with making dolls and dollsâ€™ houses led to a career in architecture but my passion for textiles has remained and the two now come together in the form of two and three-dimensional textile constructions. I have recently moved into a studio at the Bluecoat.
Annemiek Collin Annemiek creates sculptures in bronze, ceramics, metal, and combinations of these materials. She draws inspiration from nature and architecture. Keywords being growth, shelter, reflection, tension, and harmony. The resulting sculpture often emerges from a contrast between pictorial and architectural.
Barbara Harrison I am an abstract visual artist using digital media. I seek something on the very edge of vision; I wander in and out behind the pixels, where form, light and colour re-create the romantic sublime.
Barbara-Ann My inspiration has come from 20 years of professional wrestling. I’ve learnt that Art and wrestling isn’t too different, I’m still entertaining an audience but with a different medium. Mainly using printing methods in unconventional ways to convey the female form.
Barrie West Barrie West’s thought-provoking work deals with issues of identity, memory and how the self is inextricably linked to our own personal, yet universal experiences. The visual clues in his work, the colours and the fleeting images all look back to past events, both actual and emotional.
Ben Youdan I have been living and making collage in Liverpool all of my life. My work is concerned with the conflicting themes contained within the information we are constantly bombarded with in the contemporary world. My work is a handmade product of the digital age.
Brenda Sharp As a photographer and multimedia artist I am increasingly interested in exploring ways to combine my photography with mixed media and producing them on substrates other than paper. I have never lost the child’s eye for potential fairy haunts around the roots of trees.
Brigitte Jurack Living in Merseyside, commuting to Manchester and London, Jurack works across single and shared authorship providing highly charged public interventions (London, Kiev, Berlin, Venice) questioning ideas of value in postindustrial society, and sculptures celebrating the tactility of the seen and imagined.
Carolyn Shepherd I make sculptures and installations and sometimes drawings too. I do this because I am trying to find a visual language to express my idea of ‘continuity’ – about rebirth, renewal, regeneration and the desire to keep going, recover and persevere.
Artists... Carol Ramsay Illustrator turned Installation Artist, responding to site and working with recycled and found objects. I deconstruct forms of everyday life, as such creating and fabricating unusual or delicate works of art. I have a strong belief that contemporary art can be aesthetically pleasing, yet still viable.
Christine Chemin Christine’s paintings are usually acrylic on canvas or watercolor on paper. She specializes in horses, portraits and abstract themes. Towards the end of 2007, Christine dedicated herself to an equine series EQUUS. Her ensuing paintings showcase her love for these magnificent animals.
Claire Bates (Landbaby) & Rebecca Joy Sharp An installation by artist/maker Claire Bates (Landbaby) and writer Rebecca Joy Sharp. The eery story is set in a soldier’s hotel in rural Wales during the First World War. Poems by Rebecca, embroidered by Claire and housed within the installation, also featuring a hidden element of sound.
Claire Glasscoe I am a photographer with a number of linked portfolios including portraiture, reportage and photographing art in all its forms. What fascinates me, as a photographic artist is the play of light at the edge of entities. This image series was taken in Bhutan, Himalaya where the light is extraordinary.
cognitiveSTEREO We collaborate to explore ‘control within relationships – personal and global’. We work with poetry, performance, bubble wrap, led’s and sound.
Debbie Ryan Mosaics Debbie Ryan is a visual artist that specialises in contemporary mosaics, public art project management. Debbie likes to make work that explores and celebrated the multiplicity of the natural world. Debbie recently returned her practise to the UK, after a 5 month art residency project in New Zealand.
Derek Culley My approach to painting is my approach to painting. I seek spontaneity in my work that is reflective of my moods, my emotions, and my response to all that is beyond me and within me. My use of materials over the years seems to bear a pattern. My reaction to a completed work is the title... the journey’s end for that particular work (or the beginning of the journey!).
Dimitri Kosiré “A painter of pure temperament, far from the certainties handed down by Schools and theoreticians, Dimitri Kosiré only expresses what he captures within his innermost self. And from that hand to hand combat with paint, there comes forth a true joy in creating which goes beyond his own vision.” Gérard Xuriguera.
Edward Bruce Edward’s multimedia artistic practice includes printmaking, sculpture and public art. His art springs from a sense of place - the genius loci- and his interest in coded language. The work is usually an attempt to bring together the transient and the permanent.
Emma Johnson I am a painter and art teacher based on the Wirral. My work is mostly contemporary oil portraits based around the Liverpool music scene and characters met backstage at gigs and festivals. I try to participate in as many exhibitions as possible, and have recently had solo shows on Mathew St.
Emma Thackham & The London Rd Collective Long Live The Institution! explores contemporary art from inside and outside of ‘artworld’ contexts. Dialogue & Exchange visits between arts professionals in Liverpool & Northwich to re-imagine the function of the former art school at The London Rd Studios in Northwich.
Eric Bridgeman Eric Bridgeman is an Australian and Papua New Guinean artist. ‘No Direction’ will feature new and recent video, photographic, installation and performance work at FF 97 Gallery.
Artists... Erica Hamilton The sea is a dominant recurring theme in her work but Erica Hamilton’s pre-occupation with the misuse and subsequent lost meaning of words has become an increasing focus. Hamilton’s metaphoric use of the wave endeavours to capture a pulse, a conversation, a consequential word.
Fernando Garcia-Monzon Spanish architect and figurative portraitist. The inside of the human being appeals me more than the outside.
Giorgio Granozio I’ve always been attracted by the shapes of nature. As an architect I see geometric shapes in any organic form and I’m addicted to and attracted by the Golden Section. As an artist I’m trying to convey my imaginary world through a variety of media. I like to use photography and computer software.
Istra Toner In glass I like making images within glass by fusing and forming. My work always tells the story, and has deeper meaning besides the aesthetic qualities. As a metaphor, a piece of glass captures and preserves the moment in my life; the compositions drew upon images and themes from my personal life.
Jack Sawbridge I make ornate objects that are designed as Geometric Experiments. I set twisting timber shapes against the straight line geometries of Piano strings. The strings can be played and tuned. The Balletic Goniometers also contain blow molded glass vessels that are connected to the tuning systems.
Jacqui Chapman Born in South Africa, growing up near the game reserves in the Eastern Transvaal, and holidaying on the Wild Coast, these remote landscapes fed her connection with the land and gave her a deeply rooted African spirit. Her work explores the relationship between identity and territory and through abstract landscape paintings investigates issues of displacement.
Jacqui Priestley My work is inspired by the natural landscape and is concerned with “memory” in particular those memories that are so significant no matter how much time passes between our experiences of them; we can still recall traces of their presence.
James Brady As an inter-disciplinary artist, through a variety of mediums I set-out to investigate the complexity of human symbiosis with place, environment and ecology. Very often my work addresses, abstractly, what is commonly perceived and all too often misinterpreted, as an anthropocentric distinction between ‘natural’ (organic) and ‘human-made’ (artificial).
Jane Fairhurst Encompassing a wide range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography and film, Jane Fairhurst’s work explores contemporary society’s environmental, political and social issues. The transformation of found objects is central to her practice.
Janine Pinion I came to Liverpool in 1977 to study Fine Art, opened Acorn Gallery (now the Egg) in 1984, moved to Wirral in 1996, and have recently begun painting again after many years of working and bringing up my son. My influences are artists like Joan Eardley, Ivon Hitchens and Matthew Lanyon.
Janinie Whitling My work is informed by my environment, including my ongoing personal development in metaphysical subjects of inquiry. I investigate the human condition in its quest for self-identity, origins of existence, and belonging within society.
Jeanne-Marie Originally from South Carolina, Jeanne-Marie is now based in Liverpool. In her work she explores memory, dreams, time and place.
Artists... John Body My main inspirations come from landscape although I also produce figurative work on occasions. I would describe my painting as expressive, gestural responses to landscape.
Jordan L Rodgers
Josie Jenkins Josie studied Fine Art (painting) at Norwich School of Art and Design in 2002. She has worked as a freelance artist based in Hull and Nottinghamshire before recently settling in Liverpool. In 2010 Josie joined Arena Studios in Liverpool becoming a director in 2012.
Karen Edwards I am a printmaker and Letterpress artist based in Liverpool. I will be showing paper based works influenced by the recurring patterns found in nature.
Kurt Dereli I am a sculptor and painter based in Lancashire.
Linda Mary Evans A Wirral based contemporary artist. I am inspired by the dramatic coastal and mountain areas of Snowdonia, North Wales. My work explores personal imagery derived from these areas and my emotional response to this landscape is essential to my creative process.
Marie Louise Williams Intricate, alluring and challenging, Marie’s expansive installation in the show ‘Introjection’ is crafted from recycled materials, reflecting her deeply held commitment to long term sustainability. A full time artist and graphic designer, Marie is based at Wellington Road Studios, Oxton.
Mark Peachey I specialise in fine art, landscape, urban and architectural images. Mainly self-taught, I have an abstract style; my images forego the traditional landscape view of the world around us, often using a documentary approach to ask questions about how people and places co-exist and the power and simplicity of light and shade.
May Chong Artist and Illustrator. My work is illustration in black & white using pen & ink based on architecture, wildlife and nature. I also use acrylic, pen & ink and these are more playful. I take recognisable subjects and interpret it in my own way so when people view it, they find it interesting and fun.
Michael Lacey Michael Lacey is a recent graduate of the Glasgow School of Art who works primarily in painting and collage. “Explorers” at Arena Studios & Gallery from Sept 27th is his first solo show.
Michele Howarth Rashman Michele Howarth Rashman is a UK based artist whose meticulously hand stitched mixed media sculpture takes many weeks and months to complete. Her work has shown alongside many of her more celebrated contemporaries, however Rashman remains an elusive figure who works alone and exhibits rarely.
Artists... Michelle Richards Michelle Richards is a creative arts therapist. Her art work is conceptual and the themes for her work are developed from observations of social juxtapositions.
Mothman comic book Tony Knox/Anna McDade Mothman comic books will launch of a limited edition of 500 issue all numbered only available at The Bluecoat chambers. Mothman the dysfunctional the super hero is back in his haphazard adventures. Then onward bound to Koln Germany as part of the eight days a week festival. Performances will occur.
Natalie Oâ€™Hare My work is focused on social and political issues. Over the past 3 years at university I have been making small installations that highlight how politics encroaches on our personal lives. Through the use of Print, embroidery and Textiles, I embed the images of past and present governments into the furniture and walls.
Nicole Bartos Visual artist and Curator, Gallery4allarts; www.gallery4allarts.com. Lives and works in Liverpool. Since 2006 has established and runs Gallery4allarts. Bartos works in an abstract and conceptual style, in a variety of mediums and chooses to explore philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual grounds.
Pamela Sullivan My work explores the use of fractured sentences and open statements to give the viewer the opportunity to lend their own understanding and experiences to my artwork often giving it new meaning and fluidity.
Patricia MacKinnon-Day Glasgow born MacKinnon-Day studied at RCA, London and is now based in Liverpool. She approaches each new context in a spirit of investigation, teasing out the physical and psychological clues. The film at Pagoda Arts depicts the on-going struggle between individuality and collectivism in modern China.
Patrick M Higgins Photography In black and white, and colour, Patrickâ€™s images are vibrant and edgy, reflecting the changing landscape, from the wild coast of Wales to the urban heart of northern England, engaging the imagination and challenge our perception of the familiar.
Rob Symington Wirral based artist/visual-handyman. Paint, print, charcoal, ink, and other ways to get hands dirty. More interested in the process of making, than the end results. The best things in life... arenâ€™t things.
Sarah Nicholson I make temporary installations which are intended to make viewers think about the ways in which we relate to, and engage with, daily life; with places and spaces, people and memory. Environmental considerations are also very important to me and I often work with reclaimed, recycled and found objects.
Sylvia Hikins Sylvia Hikins paints abstracted images drawn from the wild landscapes of Scandinavia and the gentler tones of North West England. Having flown over the erupting volcano Eyjafallajokull in 2009, Sylvia took 41 canvasses to Iceland last summer for a six week solo exhibition in Reykjavik.
Sharon T Ross My work reflects my optimism of life. I use Landscapes and Figurative ideas to expressively reflect my feelings and emotions, they are abstract and literal.
Silent Bill I feel like my art is my solitary act of rebellion. This is my only way at having my say about the state of the world. I hope that my pieces might inspire other people to think about current economic issues or failing that it just might give them a bit of a laugh and cheer them up on the way to work.
Artists... Simon Adam Yorke Simon taught licensing law for nine years before completing a BA (Hons) (2005) Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores and Post-Graduate Diploma (2007) from Central Saint Martin’s where he exhibited in numerous shows in London and Paris. Simon has just completed his MRes from John Moores University.
Space13 The human condition provides the greatest sense of inspiration within my life. How people communicate, relate and interact with one another, through coping mechanisms, strategies, and patterns of behaviour offers a matrix of expression that investigates, displays and transmits.
St. Bridget’s Cloak St. Bridget’s Cloak is an artist collaboration to advocate, explore, and enjoy the legacy of St. Bridget of Kildare and the early Celtic Christian roots of the British Isles. Objects, music and video installation will facilitate the visitor/participant to meditate/contemplate St. Bridget today.
Sue Lemasurier Freelance artist based in St Helens, working mainly in oils although some work in acrylics. As a mature artist with limited mobility and a disabled husband my work is mainly based upon my immediate environment and garden.
Susan de Kruiff Graduating from the Royal Academy of Arts in 1999, she was nominated for the South Holland Design prize. Her mainly existential work sees both present and past being played off against each other, in which the unspoken and invisible play just as an important part in the image as that which has actually been photographed.
Susan Lee Brown I am a multi-disciplinary artist, which means I work with many media. I paint in oils, I am a print maker and a conceptual artist. I studied art at the University of California but find the challenge of living and working on Merseyside affords inspiration for my work. I have pieces in collections and homes globally and there are frequent exhibitions of my work.
Terry Duffy Terry Duffy is an international artist with a reputation for unique and challenging work. He has exhibited in London, Paris, Berlin, Philadelphia, New York. In 2008 his MONUMENTS project was included in the Liverpool Biennial, in 2009 in the Venice Biennale and recently launched at the Bloomsbury Festival.
The Lavott Gallery An eclectic mix of vibrancy and styles.
The Outside World Presents... C.A.Halpin The Outside World is an artists led studio gallery that celebrates the ever emerging talents that comes across its path. It is presently concentrating on C.A.Halpin.
The Ties that Bind Site specific sculptures and art interventions around the streets and parks of Frodsham, Cheshire, in conjunction with Castle Park Arts Centre. Visual gifts will be imbedded into the daily life of the town. The artists hope to encourage residents to become more involved in the aesthetics of the town.
Theresia Cadwallader Inspired by the natural worldâ€™s textures and geometry and the rich colour of paintings, Theresia transforms metals, gemstones, glass, beads, wood and other materials into unique and eye-catching necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Theresia designs to order and also sells and exhibits at art fairs and galleries around the country.
Artists... Wendy Williams I work mainly with paper, finding the medium useful for several reasons. It is easy to carry, manipulate, itâ€™s form can be changed, printed on, cut, dissected, but most importantly for me it is disposable.
Viktorija Grigorjevaite I try to maintain a provocative style of photography. I aim to shoot portraits that have a quality of a stop frame and that have a narrative that makes people stop and wonder what the rest of the story is.
MARTIN GREENLAND â€“ Western Landscape 2011 Inventions & Reinventions, Corke Art Gallery
Groups... In Conversation A group of recent graduates from Chelsea, Camberwell and the Royal College of Art have formed a group exhibition using a shared interest of the landscape as a starting point to create a conversation across their respective practices. Julia Parkinson (BA Camberwell College of Art); Jessica Rayner (MA Royal College of Art); James Smith (MA Royal College of Art); Nick Smith (MA Royal College of Art); Sam Wolf (MA Chelsea College of Art).
Nasui Private Collection & Gallery Nasui private collection&gallery is a cultural operator presenting premium creations of carefully selected Romanian contemporary artists. It aims to circulate the art works on international art markets and scenes and to contribute to the sustainable growth of the represented artists’ market values.
Platform Art St Helens Platform is a voluntary arts organisation in St Helens working to provide studio space for artists, opportunities for creative people to work together and cultural experiences which will raise the profile of art across the town.
Re-View Textile Re-View Textile is a group of 22 local and international artists whose working with fabric and thread. Construction, manipulation, embellishment, surface decoration, fashion, video and installation are the diverse ways these artists express their creativity. The biennial exhibition will feature the result of a collaborative project that links 3/4 individuals working together on each piece, thus presenting a visual dialogue on the theme of “Hospitality”.
SCIBase SCIBase are a collaborative project between Merseyside based SCI and BasementArtsProject, Leeds. The groups have recently collaborated on the Stockholm Independent Art Fair 2012.
Groups... SOUP Collective Soup are: Steve Ashton, Sharon Bentley, Ed Bruce, May Chong, Neal Dawson, Ruth Edwards, Gary K.Hartley, John Hughes, Gareth Kemp, Lee&Tifany Kendall, Jackie Kerr, Vinny Lavell, Jo McClellan, Joe Nagle, Ryan Pierce, Jason Richardson, Ashlea Rowson, Roger Sinek, Nick Sykes, Lindsey Tetlow, Louise Waller & Wendy Williams.
Surface Surface artists work in a broad range of creative disciplines, producing works that incorporate their own reflections on the environs they are displayed in – like the challenging subterranean space of the Williamson Tunnels for the 2010 Biennial. “Echoes” will take place in the formidable, fortress-like reservoir in High Park Street, Toxteth.
The Souvenir Collective The Souvenir Collective is a creative group operating from three different cities across the world: Liverpool, London and New York. The Collective was founded in 2010 by Marie Jones, Nick Griffiths and Jackie Dunning, and each is the creative representative for their respective city.
TAG The ‘Toxteth Art Gallery’ was set up in January 2008 to bring interesting and diverse art to the people of Liverpool and beyond. Artwork is accepted from local, national and international artists.
Venues... Brink Liverpool The Brink is an innovative new social venue just on the edge of Liverpool’s bustling bar and club scene. You could say we’re also on the edge of a leading trend in that we don’t serve alcohol. We believe a great time is better fuelled by people, their creativity, and energy.
The Gallery Liverpool The Gallery Liverpool is situated in the Baltic Triangle District of the city (Liverpool Arts Quarter) in close proximity to other developed and much acclaimed art centres. This exciting venue promotes a range of creative approaches be it contemporary or traditional.
The Quaker Meeting House Modern, purpose built, city center Quaker Meeting House and Conference Center. We host exhibitions throughout the year of local artists.
View Two Gallery Independent commercial gallery with 3 floors of artworks by leading artists. Showing interesting and exciting exhibitions throughout the year.
Wolstenholme Creative Space Not-for-profit Contemporary Gallery, Venue and Artist Studios based in Liverpool city centre. WCS works both independently and with other individuals and organisations to produce projects, events and exhibitions that platform creative ideas and contribute to Liverpool’s creative community.
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Venues... Fallout Factory 97 Gallery
ERIC BRIDGEMAN Bravo Pour Le Black Clown
Arena Studios and Gallery Arena Studios is one of the oldest artists studio groups in the North West. Based on Parliament Street in Liverpool, Arena houses a wide mix of practitioners such as artists, illustrators, fashion designers and more. The Arena Gallery offers a varied and diverse exhibition programme.
Bluecoat Display Centre
A unique fusion of an Independent Gallery Space and Cafe, with a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere, EggSpace is a popular meeting place at the heart of Liverpool’s culture boasting a panoramic view of the city. HeadSpace’s policy is to try to provide a platform for all emerging artists and groups.
Madelainartz was established in October 2009 by artist and Fundraiser Madelaina Murthwaite. The Gallery at Clayton Square Shopping centre came into its own in 2010 when hosting a celebrity book launch and unique photography exhibition by the late Steve Mcqueen’s wife, Barbara McQueen.
Pagoda Arts Liverpool has the oldest Chinese community in Europe and there is much pride in this community. The Pagoda Chinese Centre was built to serve the Chinese people and the local community in Liverpool. “Our Corner” is an exhibition area dedicates series of exhibitions about China and Liverpool, produce.
The Bohemia Space The Bohemia Space is a gallery area within Mello Mello café that puts on regular engaging contemporary art exhibitions and events.
The Brindley Arts Centre
KAREN EDWARDS From the exhibition ‘Perfect Circle’
A community interest company that supports and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities. Fallout Factory functions as an incubation space and gallery for the creation and display of artworks.
Madelainartz - The Gallery
MICHAEL BROUGHTON Snooker Table II, Oil on Board
We are an award-winning, multi-purpose venue situated in Runcorn, Cheshire hosting Drama, Dance, Music, Film, Exhibitions, Workshops & Classes. We also have terrace café overlooking the Bridgewater Canal.
The Bluecoat Display Centre is a haven for enthusiasts of everything exquisite in the field of contemporary craft and design. Situated in the heart of Liverpool since 1959, we sell, exhibit and promote over 350 selected contemporary craftspeople each year working in a broad variety of media.
Bridewell Studios and Gallery Bridewell Studios and Gallery is proud to host an exciting programme of exhibitions by local and international artists throughout the Biennial.
Corke Art Gallery The Corke Art Gallery is based in South Liverpool, close to Sefton Park and Aigburth Vale. The gallery is dedicated to showing original Street, Contemporary and Fine art and working with new and established artists to promote and sell their work.
The Cornerstone Gallery and Capstone Gallery
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The Cornerstone Gallery and Capstone Gallery, where practice and exhibition are placed at the forefront of the visual arts debate in Liverpool, is located within Liverpool Hope University’s newly developed Creative Campus.
Curve Gallery Curve Gallery is an international contemporary art space located in Liverpool, UK and Newcastle, Australia. Curve actively seeks to promote professional practice for both emerging and established artists. Curve Gallery takes risks, presenting work that is challenging in both vision and execution.
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Baltic Creative 01
Creative Campus, 46D Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 OBP HOSPITALITY REVIEWED
15 Sept – 12 Oct 2012 This exhibition will showcase Re-View Textile’s response to the Liverpool Biennial International Art Festival theme of hospitality. Mon to Sat 10.00 – 16.00. Sun – 11.00 - 16.00 Private View: 14th September 17.00
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33-45 Parr Street Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4JN ‘ARTIST AT CULLEY’ THE ATTIC
15 Sept – 25 Nov 2012 Exhibition of works based on my residency at Cill Rialaig Co Kerry (2008) and works from ‘Tamh Lacht – The Wall’ (2011).
10 Meadowbrook, Burscough Lancashire PLASTER HEADS – KURT DERELI
17 Sept – 20 Oct 2012 Portrait heads and imaginary heads in plaster. Mon to Fri 9.00 - 17.00. Sat – 10.00 – 14.00
69A Intandane 03
75 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SJ THIS WILD KINGDOM – JEANNE-MARIE
17 Sept – 20 Oct 2012 Surrealist paintings of animals as people. Mon to Sun 12.00 – 17.30
A La Mode 04
The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY – JEANNE-MARIE
15 Sept – 27 Nov 2012 Solo exhibition featuring drawings and paintings of ‘human animals’. Mon to Sun 10.00 – 18.00 Private View: 15th September 17.30
Arena Studios and Gallery 05
1st Floor Elevator Building, 27 Parliament Street, Liverpool, L8 5RN ARNIE
16 Nov – 24 Nov 2012 The Arena Gallery presents a solo Exhibition by Liverpool artist Jen Porter. Thurs to Sat 11.00 – 17.00. Private View: 15th November 18.00 EXPLORERS
28 Sept – 7 Oct 2012 The Arena Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Liverpool and Glasgow based artist Michael Lacey. Thurs to Sun 11.00 – 17.00. Private View: 27th September 18.00 LONG NIGHT
19 Oct – 19 Oct 2012 Another evening of entertainment from Arena Studios and Gallery Fri 18.00 - 21.00. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
26 Oct – 3 Nov 2012 The Arena Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Liverpool artist Matthew Lloyd. Thurs to Sat 11.00 – 17.00. Private View: 25th October 18.00
Baltic Creative 06
Studio B, 22 Jordan Street, Liverpool L1 0BP NOT FROM HERE
16 Nov – 24 Nov 2012 ‘Not from here’ is an exhibition by Platform members, which references identity, place and belonging. Mon to Sun 11.00 – 16.00. Private View: 16th September 18.30
Blackburne House 07
Blackburne Place, Off Hope Street, Liverpool, L8 7PE 1ST MANIFESTO OF SPIRITUAL FREEDOM IN ART - CAPTURING THREADS OF LIGHT
3 Sept – 5 Nov 2012 Blending colour, musical and dance expressions, Nicole Bartos presents a painting montage of over 32 abstract canvases. Mon to Fri 9.00 – 18.00.
Bluecoat Display Centre 08 50-51 the Bluecoat, College Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BZ THE SCENIC ROUTE
3 Nov 2012 – 3 January 2013 Featuring John Brunsdon, one of Britain’s most distinguished printmakers, and jewellery inspired by his work. Mon to Sat 10.00 – 17.30. Sun – 12.00 – 17.00 Private View: 2nd November 17.30 TURNING LEAVES
1 Sept – 27 October 2012 A selected group of artists present paper artworks in a range of forms from the delicate to the sculptural. Mon to Sat 10.00 – 17.30. Sun – 12.00 – 17.00 Private View: 31st August 17.30
Bridewell Studios & Gallery 09 101 Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8UL
ENGLAND LOST ME
18 Oct – 28 Oct 2012 Josie Jenkins’ new body of work enhances the natural confusion created when nature takes over disused, man-made settings. Mon to Sun 11.00 – 17.00. Private View: 18th October 18.00 INHOSPITABLE
2 Oct – 15 Oct 2012 SCIBase’s exhibition is entitled ‘Inhospitable’ – a response to the Bridewell’s former use as a police station. Mon to Sun 11.00 – 16.00. Private View: 2nd October 18.30 Closing event: 14th October 15.30 – 18.30
15 Sept – 27 Sept 2012 A collaboration between Jacqui Chapman, Dr Hilary Thurston, and Cuban artists. Mon to Sun 11.00 – 16.00. Private View: 15th September 18.00
PARK INKS – EDWARD BRUCE
22 Nov – 2 Dec 2012 An exhibition of new work derived from the shapes of urban parks and recreation grounds. Mon to Sun 11.00 – 17.00. Private View: 22nd November 18.00 PERFECT CIRCLE – KAREN EDWARDS
15 Nov – 18 Nov 2012 Works on paper influenced by the recurring spherical and circular patterns found in Nature. Mon to Sun 11.00 – 17.00. Private View: 14th November 18.00 VANISHING PRESENCE
1 Nov – 11 Nov 2012 Dutch artists Susan De Kruiff and Annemiek Collin in their first UK exhibition. Mon to Sun 11.00 – 17.00. Private View: 1st November 18.00
Camp and Furnace 10 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BY
21 Sept – 29 Sept 2012 The collective will invite friends and collaborators to explore the theme of hospitality. Mon to Sun 10.00 – 18.00. Private View: 20th September 17.30
Capstone Gallery 11 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP
14 Sept – 25 Nov 2012 Cornerstone and Art Space Gallery I Michael Richardson Contemporary Art, London, proudly present an exhibition by Michael Broughton. Mon to Sun 9.00 – 17.00. Private View: 21st September 18.00 GLORIANA
14 Sept – 25 Nov 2012 An exhibition of works created during a Residency at Liverpool Hope University from September 2011 to May 2012. Mon to Sun 9.00 – 17.00. Private View: 21st September 18.00
Carlisle Building 12 67 Victoria Street Liverpool L1 6DE
20 Oct – 27 Oct 2012 Diverse associations arise from Australian artist Luke Beezley’s exploration of foliated skeletal forms. Thurs to Sat 11.00 – 18.00. Private View: 19th October 18.00 TRADING STATION LIVERPOOL - ISTANBUL
22 Nov – 13 Oct 2012 TRADING STATION offers a platform for physical exhibition and online sharing of creative dialogues rooted within exchange. Thurs to Sat 11.00 – 18.00. Private View: 21st November 18.00
Castle Park Arts Centre
off Fountain Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE THE TIES THAT BIND
Throughout the fesival A site specific sculpture and art intervention around the streets and parks of Frodsham, Cheshire, in conjunction with Castle Park Arts Centre. THE TIES THAT BIND: Workshops
15 Sept and 29 Sept 2012 A chance to become involved in the creative process. Check local press and spinellomoon. yolasite.com for more events. Sat 10.00 – 12.30.
Corke Art Gallery
296 – 298 Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PW INVENTIONS & REINVENTIONS
Part 1: 15 Sept – 14 Oct 2012 Part 2: 1st Nov – 30th Nov 2012 Two part exhibition: imagined landscapes which reference the rural environment’s splendour and the changes wrought by the hand of human activity. Thurs to Sun 14.00 – 18.00 ARTIST TALK
26 Sept 2012 Talk by Martin Greenland Wed 19.30 – 21.00
Newhall Campus, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool, L10 1LD NOW IS THE TIME TO TELL THEIR STORIES
5 Oct 2012 – 31 Jan 2013 Artist Sarah Nicholson working with artist Peter Carney have spent the summer exploring the history of the Cottage Homes. Mon to Fri 10.00 – 17.00. Private View: 5th October 14.00
Curve Gallery 13
Carlisle Buildings, 67 Victoria Street, Liverpool L1 6DE A CAUTIONARY TALE
24 Nov – 15 Dec 2012 The artists have collaborated internationally for 6 years and will launch their second publication. Thurs to Sat 13.00 – 18.00. Private View: 23rd November 20.00 NATIONAL YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
28 Sept – 30 Sept 2012 Curve Gallery will host the National Young Writers Festival Media Hub during TiNA in Newcastle Australia. Fri to Sun 10.00 – 18.00.
FF 97 Gallery 14 97 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2JD
15 Sept – 22 Sept 2012 An exhibition of new installation, video and performance work by Australian/Papua New Guinean artist Eric Bridgeman. Mon to Sun 10.00 – 18.00. Private View: 15th November 17.00 RESPONSE
18 Oct - 27 Oct 2012 Response is an exhibition created for emerging artists in conjunction with the Liverpool Biennial 2012. The artists involved will create work in Response to the ‘The Unexpected Guest’. Mon to Sat 11.00 – 18.00 Private View: 18th October 17.00 – 21.30
449 Smithdown Road, Liverpool L15 3JL 2ND MANIFESTO OF SPIRITUAL FREEDOM IN ART
5 Sept – 30 Nov 2012 Featuring a new body of abstract works from Nicole Bartos. Mon to Sun 10.00 – 17.00.
Group Reception Room 15 Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB HOST
1 Nov – 14 Nov 2012 Soup Collective are a group of artists with connections to Tate Liverpool. This exhibition explores the theme of being a ‘Host’. Mon to Sun 10.00 – 17.50. Private View: 1st November 18.00
HeadSpace@EggSpace 16 Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS
15 Sept – 25 Nov 2012 The title for the exhibition was chosen to give artists inspiration & food for thought. Mon to Fri 9.00 – 22.30. Sat/Sun 10.00 – 22.30 Private View: 14th September 17.00
Heartlands Robinson’s Shaft Dudnance Lane, Pool Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3QY EDAN AT HEARTLANDS
18 Aug – 19 Aug 2012 East Durham Artists Network presents a collaboration of international artists from the NW and local artists from the SW. Sat/Sun 10.00 –17.00 Private View: 17th August 18.00
Heswall Library Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 0AF 3 ARTISTS
20 Oct – 27 Oct 2012 3 Merseyside Artists of very different styles exhibiting paintings, drawings and concepts. Mon to Sat 10.00 –17.00
WITH THESE HANDS
13 Oct – 19 Oct 2012 A vibrant and varied exhibition by the Wirral based With These Hands Group. Mon to Sat 10.00 –16.00
305 Aigburth Road, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 0BJ 3RD MANIFESTO OF SPIRITUAL FREEDOM IN ART
12 Sept – 30 Nov 2012 Featuring a short cycle of abstract paintings (2012) by Nicole Bartos. Mon to Sun 10.00 – 17.00. Private View: 1st November 18.00
Landbaby at the Bluecoat 17 Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
THE SOLDIER’S REST
15 Sept – 27 Oct 2012 An installation by artist/maker Claire Bates (Landbaby) and writer Rebecca Joy Sharp, with hidden sound by Annamarie Owens. The eery story is set in a soldier’s hotel in rural Wales during the First World War. CARRIE
15 Sept – 27 Oct 2012 By Annabelle Little, inspired by the Soldier’s Rest. Caged by her own construction; the burden of her making supports and ensnares her. Mon to Sat 10.00 – 18.00 Private View: 14th September 18.00 Artist Talk: 18th October 18.00 WORKSHOP – HAND EMBROIDERY
26 Sept 2012 Workshop by Claire Bates. Cost: £20.00, includes all materials. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org Sat 18.00 – 19.00 WORKSHOP – EMBROIDERED EYE MASK
21 Oct 2012 Workshop by Claire Bates & Annabel Little. Cost: £25.00, includes all materials. To book, email email@example.com Thurs 13.00 – 15.30
Liverpool Academy of Arts 18 32 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BE INTROJECTION
25 Sept – 1 Nov 2012 Exploring how we make sense of the world with works from oil painting and photography to sculpture and installation. Tues to Sat 12.00 –16.00 Private View: 24th September 18.30
Liverpool Conservation Centre 19 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6HZ MERSEYSIDE 2012
24 Sept – 30 Oct 2012 Exhibition of work from artists from around the Merseyside area.
Liverpool Nordic Church and Cultural Centre 139 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG SEA SCAPES – LAND SHAPES
1 Sept – 22 Oct 2012 Erica Hamilton, Sylvia Hikins, & Jane Hughes individual expressions of a familiar theme – the similar yet varied forms common to the British and Nordic landscapes. Wed – Sun 11.00 – 14.00 (Check with venue) Private View: 31st August 18.00
Madelainartz 20 First Floor, Clayton Square Shopping Centre, Liverpool L1 1QR EMERGENCE
15 Sept – 29 Sept 2012 The artists exploit the creative potential of a diverse range of disciplines. Wed to Sun 12.30 –17.00 Private View: 15th September 15.00
MAD ABOUT MONOCHROME!
6 Oct – 20 Oct 2012 Open Exhibition from prolific Liverpool Artists and Photographers demonstrates the ingenuity of life without colour! Wed to Sat 12.30 –17.00 Private View: 6th October 15.00
MAD ABOUT THE BEATLES 3
9 August – 27 August 2012 A mixed media exhibition celebrating the Beatles. Wed to Sat 12.30 –17.00 Private View: 9th August 15.00
10 Nov – 24 Nov 2012 This Private Collection of Original Portraiture/ paintings created by Fibromyalgic: Madelaina Murthwaite, have all been signed by The Subject Matter themselves. Wed to Sat 12.30 –17.00 Private View: 10th November 15.00
Oomoo 351 Smithdown Road, Liverpool L15 3JJ RABBITS IN THE MOON
16 Sept – 25 Nov 2012 Come and enjoy the Rabbits in the Moon at Oomoo on Smithdown Road. Mon to Fri 12.30 –17.00 Sat 10.00 – 19.00, Sun 12.00 – 18.00 Private View: 16th September 15.00
Pagoda Arts 21
Henry Street, Liverpool L1 5BU PATRICIA MACKINNON-DAY
15 Sept – 22 Sept 2012 My methodology here, as elsewhere, was to seek out these Chinese women of a certain age in Shanghai and offer them an ear. Mon to Thurs 10.00 – 16.00, Fri 10.00 –14.00 Sat 10.00 – 16.00, Sun 12.00 – 16.00
BEHIND THE EXQUISITE FABRIC
15 Sept – 22 Sept 2012 A short film by Patricia Mackinnon-Day: Chinese women of a certain age re-visit their youth. Mon to Thurs 10.00 – 16.00, Fri 10.00 –14.00 Sat 10.00 – 16.00, Sun 12.00 – 16.00
15 Oct – 26 Oct 2012 The Sound Agents explore cultural identity by bartering their services in exchange for being taught Chinese. Tues to Thurs 13.30 – 15.30.
Q Cafe 22
Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT GHOSTS OF THE PAST – SHADOWS OF THE PAST
15 Sept – 15 Oct 2012 Liverpool’s recent regeneration inspires Susan Lee Brown’s exhibition, which challenges the viewer’s awareness of a changing world. Mon/Thurs/Sat 11.30 – 14.00 Private View: 15th September 18.00
Rocky Lane Dental Practice 2 Rocky Lane, Heswall, Wirral CH60 0BY
IMAGES OF BHUTAN
13 Oct – 27 Oct 2012 As part of Heswall Arts Festival, Claire Glasscoe shows 9 Giclee prints from her ‘Images of Bhutan’ series in the reception and waiting areas of this dental practice. Mon 8.00 – 16.00, Tues 9.00 – 1730, Wed 9.00 – 13.00, Thurs 10.00 – 19.00, Fri 8.30 – 16.00
St. Bridget’s Church Church Road, West Kirby CH48 7HL
ST. BRIDGET’S CLOAK
25 Oct – 10 Nov 2012 A collaboration to advocate, explore, and enjoy St. Bridget of Kildare’s legacy and our Isles’ early Celtic Christian roots. Mon to Sun 14.00 – 16.00. Private View: 25th October 20.00
St. Luke’s 23
The Bombed Out Church, Leece Street, Liverpool, L1 2TR ARK: ‘THE TEMPLE IS FULL OF WATER’
15 Sept – 20 Oct 2012 civilization consumed/the deluge/sixth extinction/an ark/a to z/seed vault/counting cells/to number species/the last testament/ Mysterium fidei. Wed to Sun 12.00 – 18.00. Private View: 14th September 19.00 SURVIVAL
15 Sept – 25 Nov 2012 This much loved evocative ‘henge’ of dramatic pointed spires & striking shapes of burnt wood returns to St. Luke’s. Thurs to Sun 12.00 – 17.00.
TBC during October Carol Ramsay and Pamela Sullivan present ‘Unterschlupf’, an installation in response to the unique space of St Luke’s.
The Dickens & Gladstone Gallery 26 St Georges Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ
COLOURING THE GREY: STATE OF BODY
21 Sept – 21 Oct 2012 An overview on the East-European identity in transition. Also follow our debate Soft Power of the Art Market. Tues to Sun 10.00 – 17.00
The Florence Institute 377 Mill St, Toxteth, Liverpool L8 4RF
LOVE OR NOTHING
10 Oct – 21 Oct 2012 What it means to Love and lose Love, the Space and Silent Space, a personal exploration of emptiness versus fulfillment. Mon to Fri 10.00 – 20.00, Sat/Sun 11.30 – 15.30 Private View: 9th October 20.00
The Bluecoat 24 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
MOTHMAN COMIC BOOK 2B
14 Sept 2012 Free Mothman limited edition comic book 500 issue or download at www.mothman.org.uk
The Bohemia Space 25
Mello Mello, 40-42 Slater Street, Liverpool L1 4BX THE PAINTERS
15 Sept – 24 Nov 2012 For more information: www.thebohemiaspace.tumblr.com or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Olive tree
84 College Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 0RP DINKY POTS
15 Sept – 13 Oct 2012 A collection of small hand built, smoke fired pots and watercolours. Contact venue for opening hours: 0151 931 3228.
The Gallery, Liverpool 27 First Floor, 41 Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5RE
10TH ANNIVERSARY ACOUSTIC WORLD TOUR
21 Nov – 21 Oct 2012 Patrick Wolf will perform as part of his 10th Anniversary Acoustic World Tour on Wednesday 21st November from 7.30pm onwards. Wed 19.30 – 23.00 CHARITY ART AUCTION
15 Nov – 15 Oct 2012 Featuring work by local and international artists. Thurs 18.00 – 22.00
MADE IN THIS WORLD
14 Sept – 12 Oct 2012 We are delighted to present Duggie Fields, an artist of Post Modern Pop Perfection, for the first time in the North West. Mon to Sat 10.30 – 16.30. Private View: 14th September 19.00 MADE IN THIS WORLD
19 Oct – 16 Nov 2012 Andrew Logan, creator of the ‘Alternative Miss World’, will display his sculptures and magnificent portraiture. Mon to Sat 10.30 – 16.30. Private View: 19th October 19.00
The Vice-Chancellors Lodge Sefton Park Road, Liverpool L8 3SL
OVER THE WATER, THROUGH THE CITY, INTO THE PARK
15 Sept – 15 Nov 2012 Exhibition by Toxteth artists group. Mon – View by appointment
High Park Street, Liverpool L8 8DX ECHOES
29 Oct – 2 Nov 2012 Fourteen artists participate in this group exhibition. Visit http://www.surfaceartists.com for more information. Mon to Fri 12.00 – 16.00
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The Colonnades, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AA THUS FAR THE MILES – WENDY WILLIAMS
15 Sept – 30 Sept 2012 There’s something about a gift; no matter your feelings about it, you feel obliged to keep it. Open continuously (24/7).
Urban Strawberry Lunch 29 Henry Street, Liverpool L1 5BU
5 Oct – 21 Oct 2012 Without conservation, immaterial culture as well as material objects will carry the scars of life and the signs of ageing.
The streets of Liverpool City Centre COGNITIVESTEREO
14 Sept 2012 At sites across Liverpool city centre and its outskirts, an artwork of response to society and their places inside it. Fri 20.00 – 23.00
View Two Gallery 30 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE
FACE TO FACE
6 Sept – 20 Oct 2012 Zhao Zhu will be in residence, undertaking portraits by arrangement. http://blog.artintern.net/blogs/index/shooter Thurs/Fri 12.00 – 16.00, Sat 12.00 – 17.00 Private View: 6th September 18.00
13 Sept – 13 Oct 2012 Two years after a successful exhibition at View Two, a welcome return for Steve des Landes. www.stevedeslandes.co.uk Thurs/Fri 12.00 – 16.00, Sat 12.00 – 17.00 Private View: 13th September 18.00
Wolstenholme Creative Space 31 11 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool L1 4JJ
15 Sept - 25 Nov 2012 An exhibition exploring themes of the uncomfortable within our natural + cultural landscapes. Produced by WCS, other Artists include The Hive Collective + Craig Sinclair. Supported by Arts Council England. Thurs to Sun 12.00 – 16.00. Private View: 14th September 18.00 – 21.00 BILL IS DEAD
26 Oct 2012 – 26 Oct 2012 Within an intimate setting, Craig Sinclair will present Bill Is Dead, a short video and performance piece. The work centres around Bill, a socially excluded individual branded as evil by society, audiences will find his story both testing and disturbing. Free Entry (Booking Required). Fri 19.00/20.00/21.00
INHOSPITABLE LANDSCAPE Wolstenholme Creative Space
GIORGIO GRANOZIO Imaginary Landscape
DEBBIE RYAN Koru
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14 Sept 2012 At sites across Liverpool city centre and its outskirts, an artwork of response to society and their places inside it. THE TIES THAT BIND In and around Frodsham, Cheshire
Throughout the festival Site specific sculptures and art interventions around the streets and parks of Frodsham, Cheshire, in conjunction with the Castle Park Arts Centre
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Published on Sep 15, 2012