Round up of the past couple of weeks Made Up weekend - Ian and I both missed it but we had a great time at the Long Night of the Biennial - With visits to Ceri Hand Gallery, Static, Tate, Bluecoat, Red Wire, 3345.
Chambre Hardman at Uni - Liverpool Through the Lens Local Heroes at View Two - been and gone Laurence Payot at Slaughterhouse
Tuesday 4 Nov 18.30 - 20.30 at Blackburne House. ‘Crossing Place’ 4 - 28 November 2008. An exhibition of new paintings by West Cork artist Wendy Dison. With guest speakers Cairán Byrne, 1st Secretary at the Irish Embassy in London, and Roger Phillips of BBC Radio Merseyside. Wendy grew up in Liverpool and went to Art School there and these 19 new paintings explore her response to the long connection between Ireland and Liverpool and its role as a crossing place in the wider Irish diaspora.
Opening 5 November 18-21.00 at View Two. The Stuckists - 'An Antidote to the Ghastly Turner Prize' More Exhibition: 6 November - 29 November 2008 The infamous phenomenon that is The Stuckists return to Liverpool for the first time since their major show at the Walker Art Gallery for the 2004 Biennial – described by the gallery as “a really, really popular show and very successful.”
Wednesday 5 November 18-21.00 at View Two. 682 Miles Exhibition: 06 - 29 November 2008 The first exhibition organized by the European Artists Exchange Platform presents varying approaches, from realistic to abstract, of contemporary German painting.
Thurs 6 November 17-20.00 at Editions. 'Liverpool Printmakers Make Good'. Exhibition 7 November - 6 December 2008 Monoprints, silkscreen prints, wood engravings and etchings by three prominent UK based printmakers. Artists: Anne Desmet, Neil Morris, Sean Rorke
Thurs 6 November 100 Seel Street Signs of Life (Part 1: Liverpool) 6 – 23 November 2008 Thirteen artists tackle a derelict town house in the centre of Liverpool to create new installation artworks that respond to the suggestive atmosphere of the building. Stripped down to an empty shell through dilapidation, it is a view into the past; but one that is at once absurd, disturbing and poetic as each room conjures up disjointed narratives and fantasies.
Thurs 6 November 17-20.00. '2 below' in Cafe area at Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre. Exhibition: 6 - 23 November 2008 A site-specific exhibition in the Williamson Tunnels by Liverpool-based artists Barbara Galt and Jane Hughes.
Also Laputa City new work by Richard and Michael Whitby installed inside the Williamson Tunnels
Thursday 6 November - Curve Gallery -Cast by Nature by Lisa Who 08.11.2008 - 22.11.2008 Exhibition: "Cast by Nature" is a multiple installation piece by Lisa Who reflecting on the female form as the vessel for life.
Thurs 6 November 18-21.00 glossmattfix - gmf presents WORKS 03 RESIDUE. in the tradition of the wake, gmf offers a trilogy of individual projects which celebrate the final phase of it’s response to the unique context of the international art arena as proposed by the Liverpool biennial 2008.
Friday 7 November There in Time at The Bridewell Gallery, 101 Prescot Street, Kensington, Liverpool L7 8UL An exhibition by three contemporary artists, curated by Jo Moore. Preview: 6pm Exhibition open 8 - 28 November Wed Fri Sat 12-5pm Thurs 12-7pm.