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A Liverpool Bestiary Since the year 2000 the printmaking area at Liverpool John Moores University has been host to over 30 printmakers in residence. Participating artists were primarily painters, sculptors, designers and those working in media other than printmaking. It was never the agenda to focus on any one style, movement or intellectual context but rather to follow the concept of a collaborative workshop philosophy in supporting our visitors, and as a result allow us simply to do some meaningful work that brought artists and students of diverse cultures and backgrounds together to share and collaborate. It was the intention to open up the institutional opportunities afforded by a metropolitan art school to a broad range of the international art community, and as a result act as a point at which cultural currents converge and diverse collaboration can be realised. The most recent iteration of this tradition is the Liverpool Bestiary project. A Bestiary is a medieval collection of stories providing physical and allegorical descriptions of real or imaginary animals along with an interpretation of the moral significance each animal was thought to embody. Although it dealt with the natural world it was never meant to be a scientific text. Some observations may be quite accurate but they are given the same weight as totally fabulous accounts. A great deal of its charm comes from the humor and imagination of the illustrations, painted partly for pleasure but justified as a didactic tool ‘to improve the minds of ordinary people, in such a way that the soul will at least perceive physically things which it has difficulty grasping mentally: that what they have difficulty comprehending with their ears, they will perceive with their eyes’ All participants shown in this catalogue have been asked to respond to these descriptions and produce a series of prints as part of a suite of work.

Neil Morris Reader in Contemporary Printmaking Liverpool John Moores University August 2018


John Hyatt


Craig Tattersall and Lizzie King


Marta Espana


Oihane Mcguinness Armendariz


Ines Larrinaga Zamora


Andoni Miguez


Itziar Lopez Sola


Nahai Ruiz Albizuri


Mikele Sotil Etxabe


Miren Barrena


Maider Azurmendi


Sandra Cadenas Sesma


Susana Jodra


Guillermo de Foucault


Javier Pereda


Patrick Thomas


Cristina Pelaez Navarrete


Antonio de Padua Canete Gonzales


Salvador Haro


Rocio Sacristan Cuadron


Inocente Soto Calzado


Jesus Marin Clavijo


Hannah Fray


Hannah Booth


Steve Hardstaff


Wuon – Gean Ho


Martin Kochany


Veronica Calarco


Koichi Yamamoto


Sigurรฐur Atli Sigurรฐsson


Karen Kunc


Carlos Santos Barea


Paul Davidson


Anna Houghton


Kostas Zochios and Lorna Fellas


David Armes


Lucy May Schofield


Angelica Vanasse


Andrew Smith


Tamara Sala Ablameiko


Patricia Hernandez Rondan


Blanca Garcia Castro


Irene Perez Ariza


Claudia Isabel Calvo Romero


Rio Sakai


Katie Jackson


Neil Morris


Emma Gregory


Dan Kelly


Patricia Guzman


Andrew Wilson


Takayuki Isomi


Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all participants for contributing towards this project. Special thanks to Liverpool John Moores University and John Hyatt for continued support with this project. To Steve Hardstaff for designing the cover image and to Carlos Santos Barea for photographing all of the work and for creating this catalogue, and Milos Simpraga for technical assistance.

If you would like more information about this project please email Neil Morris or Hannah Fray: n.morris@ljmu.ac.uk h.r.fray@ljmu.ac.uk


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A Liverpool Bestiary 2018  

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