Enjoying the Big Art programme on Channel 4 each Sunday - 2 more to go.
FACT's Climate For Change is ending 31 May, lots and lots of one-off events, talks etc listed on their website and ends with a sustainable fashion show.
And speaking of fashion - Static want your old 'Trainees' to build a trainer monument (hope its outside ;). This somehow links up with Liverpool Sound City (20-23 May) and is also the start of Static's new Unit 4 project which sounds very exciting UNIT 4 is a 2 year project that will occupy the main 2000 sq ft gallery space, the COFFEE BAR and KIOSK and associated studios at Static Gallery from 20th May 2009 to 30th March 2011.
UNIT 4 is a multi-disciplinary laboratory for ideas and practice that will propose new strategies for ART, ARCHITECTURE and PLANNING education and practice. UNIT 4 will not be a theoretical talk shop but will translate its core research into realised projects.
Rapid Events Practitioners who visit UNIT 4 can propose a project that may be carried out the same day/following day/following week. Proposals will be heard daily in the Static Coffee Bar and will receive an answer within an hour. UNIT 4 will therefore engage daily in the processes of critically evaluating work in order to accept or decline a proposal. This will be done in public. Projects that are approved will be immediately promoted via mobile phone, email and the web in order to develop an audience. Also Exhibitions, Discursive events, Screenings, Critical reviews etc. more news to follow
The Bells! Ian enjoyed the rendition of Imagine by the Cathedral bells on Saturday, his video on youtube has proved very popular with lots of nice comments and is also on Yoko Ono's website.
Excellent show of prints by Japanese artist Nana Shiomi at Editions, 100 Views of Mitate, listen to the podcast interview for an explanation of Mitate.
Also good shows at Mocha Lounge and Novas CUC - 'On the Edge' which features a rather macabre installation by Anna Marie Quinn (on till 28 May) and Alan Smith's photography at Domino is very nice, he gave a talk about his methods, he experiments various types of camera including pinhole
Missed the rest of Manchester's Futuresonic and the one-night event at Coffee Republic and haven't seen the Sol leWit mural at Tate yet.
Last chance to see Matthew Houlding exhib at Ceri Hand Gallery
Hub Festival (includes massive graffiti art event) - 23/4 May at Wellington Dock.
WEDNESDAY 20 May 2009, 18.30 onwards at Static Gallery: Unit 4 Launch of TRAINER MONUMENT (PROTOTYPE), an artwork by Can Altay. Bring YOUR OLD TRAINEES up to Static Gallery and hurl them onto the Trainer Monument and watch this public art piece grow..........
THURSDAY 21 May 2009, 18.00 - 20.00 at the Bluecoat The End of the Line: Attitudes to Drawing is a Hayward Touring exhibition exploring and celebrating fresh approaches to drawing in contemporary art. Special Performances by DJ Igor and the Neil Keating Drawing Experiment 6.15pm & 7.15pm plus After party DJ Graham Hall and Draw the Line event 8.00pm onwards. Exhibition details
FRIDAY 22 May 2009, 17.30 -20.00 at Cornerstone Gallery Liverpool Hope University Fine Art & Design Degree Show. Hope’s own graduates present a unique multi-disciplinary exhibition; an eclectic fusion of ideas, technique, materials, narrative and form.Exhibition details
FRIDAY 22 May 2009, 17.00 - 20.00 at Art and Design Academy Featuring students work from Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Product Design and Textiles. There is also Fashion Catwalk, 17.00 - 20.00.
SATURDAY 23 May, 18.30 – 21.30 at Wolstenholme Projects Could the background sounds and peripheral visual elements of everyday life, which often go unnoticed on a conscious level, affect our interpretation of reality and our patterns of thought? “Recycled Frequencies” explores the creative use or appropriation of those background sounds and images.Exhibition details
SATURDAY 23 May, 2009, 10.00 - 16.00 at Heebie Jeebies Bringing together Liverpool’s leading creative designers and craft makers under the roof of one of the city’s best known institutions, Heebie Jeebies, Seel Street, Liverpool hosts ‘The New Village Fete’.
SATURDAY 23 May 2009 at Novas CUC A spectacular end of year exhibition from the students on the Foundation Degree in Visual Merchandising at Hugh Baird College, validated by the University of Central Lancashire. Exhibition details
TUESDAY 26 May 2009, 11.00 - 20.00 in Gallery 1 & Public Spaces at FACT Come and play the Growth Economy Games! FACT will host a day of newly commissioned games as part of its Climate for Change exhibition. For the Growth Economy Games, Liverpool artist Nina Edge is producing three new games designed to work as a seed and food exchange for locally grown and cooked produce. Players will win seeds, plants, fresh food and newly developed tasters to celebrate European Neighbours’ Day.
FRIDAY 5 – SUNDAY 7 June 2009, at the Bluecoat Get down to the Bluecoat for The Drawing Weekend, for a drawing extravanganza - sketching, scribbling, illustrating, doodling, drafting and much more. To coincide with The End of the Line, Attitudes in Drawing in the galleries at the Bluecoat from 22 May – 19 July, you are invited to explore different approaches to drawing, find out how and why artists draw, and have a go yourself
SATURDAY 20 & SUNDAY 21 June 2009 Opening Hours: 12.00 - 18.00(Sat), 12.00 - 17.00(Sun) Admission is Free. The second annual Liverpool Artists Book Fair will be held at A Foundation. The fair showcases unique and multiple books, comics, zines and paper based works by artists, illustrators and small presses from across the UK.