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New Glenn Brown Art Game February 20, 2009

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brownWe love Glenn Brown. One of the stand-out artists of the ‘Sensation’ generation, he’s now got a mid-career retrospective going on at Tate Liverpool. Go and have your mind boggled.

To mark this occasion, local techno-gurus Glow New Media have made n online game based on his works.

It’s a digital version of those games where you have to switch the suares around to complete the image. Infuriating but addictive.

Play the game here.

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Tracy Emin Wins Arts Award For Liverpool Cathedral November 21, 2008

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tracey-emin-02Liverpool Cathedral was last night announced as the first winner of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Arts Award.

The award is designed to stimulate Liverpool’s tradition of patronage by rewarding the company or organisation who funded the best publicly available art in Liverpool in the last five years.

The piece, titled ‘For You’ by Tracy Emin, RA takes the form of a pink neon wall mounted sign in Tracey’s own handwriting carrying the message ‘I felt you and I knew you loved me’ The judges were impressed with this dual personal and spiritual message in such a sacred space.

The judging panel made up of the crème of the Liverpool arts establishment ; Lewis Biggs Director of  Liverpool Biennial, Brenda Parkerson, Business Development Manager of Arts & Business, John Entwistle, sponsor and Christoph Grunenberg Director of Tate Gallery Liverpool felt that the Cathedral’s on-going work with such a cutting edge contemporary artist had produced a very bold and courageous piece.

The award sponsor, John Entwistle commented: “I’m very keen that this competition encourages the tradition of patronage of the arts in Liverpool and I’m delighted that work of this calibre is being commissioned in Liverpool.”

Shortlist Announced For Chamber Arts Award November 10, 2008

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tonyhancockLiverpool Chamber of Commerce today announced the shortlist for its first Arts Award.  The award is designed to reward the company or organisation who funded the best publicly available art in Liverpool in the last five years.

After several hours of intense discussion and visits the judges; Lewis Biggs Director of  Liverpool Biennial, Brenda Parkerson, Business Development Manager of Arts & Business, John Entwistle, sponsor and Christoph Grunenberg Director of Tate Gallery Liverpool short-listed four pieces that have been sited in public areas of the city in the past few years. The finalists are:

  • Beetham Organisation for Face of the City a collaborative art and landscape project, situated in Old Hall Street. The judges liked the ambitious nature of the project.
  • Beetham Organisation for Skyline by Oliver Barratt positioned on the Strand. The judges admired the company’s desire to commission this piece of art after admiring the artist’s work.
  • Liverpool Cathedral for For You by Tracy Emin, RA. located within the cathedral. The neon work was the outcome of a courageous collaboration, producing a very bold artwork.
  • Liverpool Echo for Warlock Sheppard Memorial on Hope Street by Stephen Broadbent paid for in part by public subscription, it features subject matter is very close to the collective heart of the city.

The award sponsor, John Entwistle commented: “I’m very keen that this competition encourages the tradition of patronage of the arts in Liverpool. I hope it will take place every two years and the judging panel will continue to see work of the quality that they have seen today.”

The overall winner will be announced at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on 20th November.

Greatest Hits Of Liverpool Exhibition Comes To Town November 3, 2008

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Artist Ian Fennelly gets inspired by Capital of Culture and exhibits his iconic cityscapes

Chester’s famous Watergate St Gallery is back on tour, this time in Liverpool with Ian Fennelly, acclaimed Merseyside based artist. The exhibition is free for all members of the public and will showcase iconic Liverpool landmarks and buildings captured with Fennelly’s typical charm.

When: Tuesday 11th November (VIP and press launch night from 6pm) – late December

Where: RENEW Rooms, The Tea Factory, 82 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4D

Following huge success back in March when Fennelly toured with the Watergate St Gallery in Manchester, and more recently to a grand reception in Florence, this time he is back where it all started, in Merseyside, where his inspiration began with ‘The Greatest Hits of Liverpool’, and this time he is exhibiting his famous talent in the city for two months in line with the Capital of Culture celebrations!

Ian Fennelly is an acclaimed cityscape artist and will be exhibiting his stunning artwork in the RENEW Rooms at Liverpool’s Tea Factory in association with RIBA Northwest and Chester’s Watergate Street Gallery.

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Artist’s Talk At Liverpool Cathedral 27 Oct October 20, 2008

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Liverpool artist Terry Duffy will be giving a free talk at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral this coming Monday night at 6.30 (27th October).

He will be talking about Crucifix and RS Thomas Triptych on display in the Cathedral.

“Although painted over 25 years ago this will be the first time I have ever given a talk about the crucificion “Victim, no resurrection”. Dating back to after the 1981 riots the work has taken on a life of its own and only quite recently came back from America. It appears to have become even more relevant and challenging today because of the wars and attrocities that we hear so much about. The talk will also include the “RS Thomas Triptych” which is also at the Cathedral.”

Liverpool Biennial September 18, 2008

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The Liverpool Biennial starts this weekend and it looks like there will be something interesting for everyone to see.

The fifth edition of Liverpool Biennial’s International exhibition is called MADE UP, a theme which has been set to explore the power of artistic immagination. The festival will be running from this Saturday 20th September until the 30th November.

The artworks will be visible accross the city, particularly along Renshaw Street! There will also be displays at the Albert Dock, Wood Street, School Lane, Parliament Street and Exchange Flags.

 The Biennial is being coordinated by a number of Liverpool’s artistic institutions, including; FACT, the Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery and Tate Liverpool.

For more information visit the Liverpool Biennial website by clicking here…

Dot-art Presents… An Independent Biennial Exhibition September 18, 2008

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Liverpool based art gallery Dot-art will tomorrow launch a diverse exhibition of work by five Liverpool based artists. Dot-art asked the group to create work in any media in response to a derelict warehouse. The results are sure to provoke, intrigue and delight.

 

The show takes place in a large warehouse space on Sparling Street, just off the main Dock Road, and embraces the urban, minimalistic aesthetic of the venue. The exhibition will be open from 10am-6pm, 7 days a week, from 20.09.08 – 30.11.08 and admission is free. Special advance viewings for the press will also take place tomorrow and Friday between 10am and 4pm.

 

The five artists exhibiting will be Simon Mack, Stephen Collett, Dom Wilson, Andrew Collin and Robyn Woolston.

Wanted – Skyladders August 29, 2008

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Yoko Ono invites you to donate a step ladder for inclusion in a new work for Liverpool Biennial’s MADE UP exhibition. Over the ten weeks of the Biennial, with your help, a forest of ladders will grow inside St. Luke’s Church. Liverpool Skyladders invites us all to find space for dreams and the imagination under the open skies.

(Sky)ladders, big and small, metal and wooden, new and old, can be delivered to:

St. Luke’s Church, Leece Street/Berry Street, Liverpool
Monday 15th September to Wednesday 17th September, between 11am and 5pm
Thursday 18th September to Sunday 21st September, between 10am and 6pm

Following the Biennial, the artwork will be donated to charity.

For further information or to promise a (sky)ladder please contact: skyladders@biennial.com

Enter Our Arts Award Competition August 26, 2008

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Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is keen to maintain the Capital of Culture momentum and recognise Liverpool’s business community’s long tradition of arts patronage with the launch of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce’s Arts Award.

At the launch of the award at the city centre’s independent Dot Art Gallery, Liz Lacy, a key member of the Chamber’s Arts & Culture Committee said:

“The award is designed to encourage and reward patronage of the arts in Liverpool, recognising Merseyside companies who invest in artistic endeavours.

“We aim to encourage business to commission original artwork and continue Liverpool’s tradition of patronage of outstanding public artwork beyond European Capital of Culture Year.”

The Chamber has secured four of the most respected authorities in the city’s arts scene as judges for the prestigious event, Christopher Grunenberg, the director of the Tate, Lewis Biggs, director of the Liverpool Biennial and Rayahn King, Fine Art Curator, National Museums Liverpool and a representative from Arts & Business will asses the artworks.

The award for the most innovative piece of commissioned artwork will be presented at Liverpool Chamber’s annual dinner on the 20th November at the BT Liverpool Convention Centre.

It will be presented to the Liverpool business judged to have commissioned the most impressive work of public sculpture in Liverpool since 2003 and has been made possible thanks to the kind sponsorship of former Chamber Chairman and Trustee of the Royal Academy, John Entwistle.

To enter or for more information contact Pamela Holstein at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce 0151 227 1234 x2217  or at  pamela.holstein@liverpoolchamber.org.uk.

Or download an application form and enter now.

City Showcase For Art Of Ronnie ‘Rolling Stones’ Wood August 7, 2008

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“‘ere Kief, come an’ look at these paintings!”

Liverpool is to stage its very first exhibition of artworks by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

Away from the stage and recording studio, the 61 year-old rock star has become an established and prolific artist.

The exhibition – at the Liverpool Academy of Arts in Seel Street – coincides with the city’s annual Beatles Week and Mathew Street Festival, when tens of thousands of music-lovers will descend on Liverpool.  Fans of The Fab Four will want to see the work of one of The Beatles’ rock rivals:

Ronnie Wood first exhibited his work publicly in San Francisco in the 1980s and has since held exhibitions all over the world, often tied in with the Stones’ hectic tour schedules.

Born into an art-loving family, Ronnie Wood followed his brothers into art school, attending Ealing Art College. His very first job was as a sign-writer.

Working with paint, screen-printing, woodcuts and etching methods, Wood has created a wide variety of artworks, from bold, abstract pieces to intimate portraits of fellow band members and other showbiz pals.

Tour sketches and landscapes also form a large part of the artist’s portfolio. The Liverpool exhibition will feature original works and prints.

WHERE: Liverpool Academy of Arts, 32 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BE

WHEN: Tuesday, 19th August – Friday 29th August  (opening hours 11.00h-17.00h)