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Art in Liverpool podcast 9 September 2009

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This week on our audio visual meanderings it's big Thursday again plus our regular update on what's been going on in the arts in Liverpool

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The team behind Sefton Performing Arts and Creative Education Centre (SPACE) in Liverpool, are celebrating after being voted the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded Arts project, beating hundreds of projects from across the UK. Other Merseyside Lottery-funded project, the International Slavery Museum, was also celebrating after being named a runner-up in the Best Heritage Project Category at the annual awards ceremony. Liverpool has been named in the top three UK city break destinations for the second successive year by readers of travel bible, Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.
The organisers of Liverpool’s presence at the World Expo 2010 have unveiled the Pavilion which will showcase the city during the six-month event in Shanghai. Website:

ROUNDUP of the Week
Ian and Mina made it round all 5 PVs last Thursday and they were all good. littlewhitehead at the Royal Standard (Ends 12th Sep)
Umbrella - Hope Uni MA Creative Practice at Milk and Sugar (ends 11 Sep)
Revolver Gareth Kemp at Old Barber Shop (ends 15 Sep)
Donna Berry at CUC (ends 25 Oct) Ben Rivers at A foundation (ends 17 Oct)
Then also  National Acrylic Painters Association annual exhib at View Two (ends 24 Oct) and I missed Domino's 20th Anniversay exhibition (ends 17 Oct) and 'loop pool ping pong on ice' at International (ends 11 Sep)


VIEWING: Jane Hughes - ‘A year in the life of the Cornerstone'

jane-hughes-100THURSDAY 10 September 2009, 18.00 - 20.00 at Cornerstone Gallery
Since November 2008 Jane Hughes has been involved in a documentary project at the Cornerstone Building, Liverpool Hope University’s Creative and Performing Arts Campus, where she has been Artist in Residence.  Exhibition details


VIEWING: Are You A People Person?

Egg-People-Person-100THURSDAY 10 September 2009, 19.00 - 21.00 at Egg Space
A group exhibition Curated by HeadSpace. Featured artists are:
Chris Davies, Paul Francis, Johannes Gerard, Sophie Green, Ashlea Haynes, Marzena Kurnatowska-Wisniewska, Neil Maguire and Molly Maguire.  Venue details


arena-baltic-100THURSDAY 10 September 2009, 18.00 - 20.00 at Arena
Exhibition presented by Baltic in collaboration with Arena Art & Design Association.  Baltic is a coalition between two Liverpool based artists, Anna Benson and Roisin Hyland.  Exhibition details

VIEWING: Recent work by Colin Holmes

THURSDAY 10 September 18.30 - 21.00 at Gostins Gallery
A collection of large scale charcoal drawings by Colin Holmes.  Venue details

VIEWING: "River" paintings by Paul Scragg

SATURDAY 12 September 2009, 15.00 - 19.00
A collection of paintings by Paul Scragg at Liverpool Centre for Arts Development (LCAD).  Address: 2a Francey’s Street, Liverpool 3 5YQ (entrance from Brownlow Hill)

OPENS: 'Metal in Motion' - Sculpture by Tony Evans

dotart-tony-evans-100MONDAY 14 September 2009 at dot-art Gallery
dot-art is delighted to be hosting a collection of sculptural works and drawings by the celebrated local artist Tony Evans. He is perhaps best known for his piece Inspiration , a huge winged horse commissioned by Liverpool Community College for their Myrtle Street centre in December 2008.  Exhibition details



Next at the WALKER -
Bridget Riley: Flashback
25 September - 13 December 2009

Bridget Riley: Flashback is the first in a major new series of touring exhibitions from the Arts Council collection, Southbank Centre. Riley’s distinctive and optically vibrant paintings generate extraordinary sensations of movement, light and space. Eight large scale paintings will be on show, with four coming from Riley’s personal collection. Alongside these are aound 30 drawings and studies that illuminate her working methods over her five-decade-long-career. Many of these will be exhibited for the first time.

Next at TATE - Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely
2 October 2009 - 10 January 2010
Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) was one of the most radical, inventive and subversive sculptors of the mid twentieth-century.  A founding member of the Nouveau Réalistes, his work was playful, ironic and often anarchic.  Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely at Tate Liverpool will be co-curated by renowned British artist Michael Landy who, having seen the Tate Gallery s Tinguely retrospective exhibition in 1982, has been significantly influenced by the artist and his constructive and destructive tendencies.  In Break Down (2001) Landy catalogued and destroyed every single one of his possessions from his birth certificate to his car.
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