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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.

Design Show Liverpool April 14, 2008

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Design show logo19 – 22 June 2008

Design Show Liverpool hits the city in June – and it’s is set to be the most exciting design event the north west has ever seen.

The atmospheric crypt of Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral will showcase the very best of product design, cutting-edge technology and stylish living.

Designed to excite, inform and entertain, it gives the public a fantastic opportunity to browse and buy from over 150 selected designers, who represent the very best in regional, national and international modern design and contemporary fashion.

Open to the public, trade buyers and collectors, the show will feature fashion shows, workshops and product presentations. And visitors will have the chance to get their hands on a huge range of unique items – from furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting and eco-design to garden products clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories.

Design Show Liverpool is at the Metropolitan Cathedral from 19 – 22 June. Please call 0151 280 8220 or visit www.designshowliverpool.com for more information.

Bridging The Gap Art Event March 20 March 4, 2008

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bridge-logo.jpgLiverpool’s Best Story… the one nobody told you

Pool presents Bridging the Gap. A day celebrating Liverpool’s forgotten history and folk heroes.

Everyone is welcome to be actor, observer, commentator or critic. Don’t let the history of your city go unconsidered, after all – “those who cannot learn from History are doomed to repeat it.” (George Santayana)

The people of Liverpool are all invited to take to the streets and the public buildings, in order to explore just what it is to be a citizen:
What rights and what responsibilities are conferred with that title?

Street theatre and debate collide in a day of animation as the intellectual rabble pursue answers to questions of change, social responsibility and civil disobedience.

A key action in the establishment of Liverpool as a major city (the destruction of Lord Molyneux’s bridge in 1669) is the catalyst for discussion about the role of civil disobedience, and the impetus for change and progress.

You can be part of this – you should be part of this.

Here is an ideal way to examine the present through the magnifying glass of the past.

Bridging the Gap tells the story of the knocking down of Lord Molyneux’s bridge by forgotten heroes Edward Marsh and James Whitfield.

The knocking down of this bridge is one of Liverpool’s defining moments. People reclaiming their common rights in rebellion over the development of their land against the public will. Molyneux’s subsequent surrender of the land marked the beginning of Liverpool’s development into the city we know and love today.

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Liverpool Biennial Update Event January 21, 2008

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liverpoolbiennial.gifThursday February 7th 2008, 6 – 9pm
Liverpool John Moores University
68 Hope Street
Liverpool

UPDATE is an information sharing opportunity for exhibitions, projects and events planned to take place during Liverpool Biennial 2008. Artists, curators, organisers and galleries will introduce their programme in brief pitches, followed by an informal drink and the opportunity to make new contacts and explore possibilities for collaboration.

If you have plans for Liverpool Biennial 2008 we would love to hear from you, and if you are interested in meeting artists and curators working in Liverpool, we would love to see you there. Since 2004 UPDATE events have offered an important opportunity for the visual art community to make connections in the city, and have provided a springboard for new projects and working relationships.

Even if your preparations are still in progress, your contribution and presence would be greatly valued.

For more information contact sean@biennial.com

Get Culture On The Go With The BBC January 15, 2008

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BBC logoThe BBC have put together an easy way for you to get the low-down on Capital of Culture wherever you are using your mobile…

“Here’s a quick and easy way for you to really get involved in the BBC’s coverage of Capital of Culture wherever you are.

We’ve put “Livercool” guides to cultural hotspots at your fingertips, offering short 60″ films and text guides to the coolest art in the city – from Banksy’s RAT in Chinatown to the Victorian splendour of the Palm House in Sefton Park – all from your mobile phone.

And did you know that scouse taxi-drivers are the most cultural in the world ?! You don’t need to take a cab to prove the theory …text CULTURE on your mobile to 81010 and let us do the rest. Texts cost 12 – 15p depending on our network.

Alternatively, go to www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool08 for everything you want know about capital of culture and how the BBC is covering it big style throughout the year.”

The Liverpool Art Prize Is Looking for Sponsors December 3, 2007

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This is an ideal opportunity for local businesses or individuals to sponsor and support a new major art prize. Starting in 2008, it will be one of the Capital of Culture’s more tangible legacies.

A new competition of contemporary art open to professional artists based in the Merseyside area which aims to celebrate outstanding talents that Liverpool has produced. We want the Liverpool Art Prize to be a major annual event in the local arts calendar. This project’s contribution to 2008 is to highlight and celebrate outstanding art by local artists and this will continue to be an annual award post-2008.

Held in conjunction with artinliverpool.com, Novas (gallery space), Alexander MacGregor (Catalogue Sponsor), Tate Liverpool (event collaboration). We have judges, a curator, and an excellent short-list of 6 artists, gallery space and website in place. The exhibition runs Feb 29 to April 10 then moves to Novas London gallery. See the Sponsorship page on the website.

Needs:

Significant cash prize, smaller People’s Choice prize plus funds or In-Kind support for PR, Equipment and Refreshments.

Contact:

Ian & Minako Jackson – ArtinLiverpool.com
info@artinliverpool.com
www.liverpoolartprize.com