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Art in Liverpool podcast 27 May 2010

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Picasso_Still-LifeIn a quick show this week we look ahead to this weekends Hub Festival at Otterspool Prom plus just what are they saying about the Picasso exhibtion

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NEWS

Funding cuts for Arts Council England -

Looks like the Arts Council are facing further funding cuts - I hope that means the end of their West Minster offices. They should have moved out years ago - they stay as it means they are close to government so they can argue for the arts well it hasn't helped them so time to move.

Statement from Dame Liz Forgan, Chair of Arts Council England: “We all knew this year would be tough. We do not understand why we have received a higher percentage cut than other DCMS funded bodies. Making cuts within the financial year is very difficult. We will now need to carefully assess what this figure of £19m means. The Arts Council has already trimmed its own budgets by £4 million in 2010/11 so this takes our total reduction this year to £23 million.

THE ARAB BRITISH CENTRE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE LIVERPOOL ARABIC ARTS FESTIVAL (LAAF) AS WINNER OF THE 2010 ARAB BRITISH CULTURE AND SOCIETY AWARD.

The annual award of £5000 is made to an individual or organization which, in the opinion of the judges, has made an outstanding contribution to the British public’s knowledge and understanding of the life, society and culture of the Arab people.

The judges unanimously chose the LAAF in recognition of the wide range of shows and activities from throughout the Arab World which it organizes during its annual festival, and the large and growing audiences it attracts. Through its concerts, dance shows, art and photographic exhibitions, poetry readings and plays held in many Liverpool venues, and its outreach programmes in schools and other centres

ROUNDUP

Tate - Picasso: Peace and Freedom

Picasso_Still-Life Picasso: Peace and Freedom
21 May – 30 August 2010
Admission £10 (£8 Concessions)
A major exhibition bringing together over 150 works by Pablo Picasso from across the world will be presented at Tate Liverpool. Picasso: Peace and Freedom will reveal a fascinating new insight into the artist’s life as a tireless political activist and campaigner for peace, challenging the widely-held view of the artist as creative genius, playboy and compulsive extrovert.

Saturday in Lark Lane - We enjoyed the Culley & Sullivan works at Gallery4AllArts, Joel Bird's new Gallery and 'Awake / Wake' retrospective of work by Frances Conway-Seymour at her Atelier Gallery.

Hope Uni Fine Art & Design Degree Show -  taking place at their creative campus until Friday May 28 2010 and we at artinliverpool.com were thrilled to award our purchase prize (this is our 4th). The large paintings by a very talented young artist, Corrie Barclay, caught our attention immediately.

We enjoyed this show...
Screenadelica: 19-22 May

Feat Luke Drozd, Steve Hardstaff, Horse, Diego Mena, Johan Jaccob, Leia Bell, Small Stakes, Guy Burwell, Todd Slater, Strawberry Luna, Mike King, plus many more.....

SCREENADELICA is a gig poster exhibition featuring artists from all over the world.  Held during this years Liverpool Sound City festival, we have an exhibition ranging from classic posters of the 70's right up to posters specially designed for this years festival.  Up to 30 gig poster artist's work will be on show, but this space also boasts photography exhibitions from legendary Hip Hop photographer
Ernie Paniccioli and Liverpool's own, Mark McNulty.  Throughout the four days we shall have band signings, impromptu performances from this years lineup, dj's and more posters than you could wave a stick at!


THIS WEEK
VIEWING - Stuff at Eggspace

stufffbTHURSDAY 27 May 2010 18.30 - 20.00 at Egg. 'Stuff' solo show by Leon Ellis Jakeman. Curated by HeadSpace and Leon
Exhibition duration: 27 May - 20 June 2010
Liverpool based artist Leon Ellis Jakeman returns to The Egg for his second Solo show following the success of his debut solo show there ‘Funded by Feeling’ in 2006.

Exhibition Details

Mona lennon Lamb Banana Auction (Sealed Bids Required)

mona-lennon-banana-auctionFRIDAY 28 May 2010, 17:00 - 18:00 at STUDIO 2, 33-45 Parr Street
Fancy Owning Your Own Lamb Banana?
Alex Corina's art includes a one-off Mona Lennon Lamb Banana (Superlambanana). Why don't you bid in Alex's silent auction and get 2 icons for the price of one. Pop down to STUDIO2 and see what we mean!
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STARTS: LJMU Art and Design Degree Show 2010

ljmu-degree-100FRIDAY 28 May 2010 at LJMU The Academy
LJMU Art and Design Degree Show 2010. Featuring students work from Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Product Design and Digital Modelling.
Exhibition details


STARTS: Dürer and Italy

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FRIDAY 28 May 2010 at Lady Lever Art Gallery
Masterpiece prints by Albrecht Dürer , one of the great Renaissance artists, are featured in an exhibition highlighting the influence of his work. Dürer (1471 – 1528) was the first great artist to achieve fame through prints – he established his reputation throughout Europe while still in his 20s. Exhibition details


STARTS: A Break with Tradition: 100 years of the Contemporary Art Society

cas-100FRIDAY 28 May 2010 at Victoria Gallery and Museum
Numerous contemporary artists' work feature in this exhibition including
Bridget Riley's wallpaper designs for the Royal Liverpool Hospital, Philip King's Heart sculpture and Dennis Creffield's Autumn Equinox I inspired by JMW Turner. Exhibition details


CRAFT & ART FAIR: LOACA.ART Contemporary Craft & Art Fair

loaca-may-100SATURDAY 29 May 11.00 - 17.00 in the courtyard at the Bluecoat
Contemporary Craft & Art Fair in the courtyard at the Bluecoat with LOACA.ART. There will be as lots of unique handmade products for sale including original art work, metal work, weaving, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and much more!  Detailed information on all the exhibitors taking part can be found at
LOACA.ART website. Venue details


STARTS - South Liverpool Photographic Society

slps-1MONDAY 31 May 2010. South Liverpool Photographic Society Annual Exhibition 2010
31 May - 12 June 2010
. Free Entry.
This is a annual competition for all society members to enter. Meeting every Thursday in CADWA Hall on Bowland Avenue, new members are always welcome.


VIEWING: Eilish Culley 'Elements of Curiosity'

e-culley2-100TUESDAY 1 June 2010, 18.00 - 20.00 at Blackburne House (To attend \n // --> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) The show to be opened by Gary Millar.
Photography exhibition by
Eilish Culley. All welcome. Venue Details


STARTS - A VE and VJ Day Celebration

John-McGregor-Victory-100WEDNESDAY 2 June 2010 at Liverpool Acadmy of Arts
The exhibition celebrates the 65th anniversaries of VE day and VJ Day.  On display are memorabilia from the time, kindly lent for the occasion by various local people, and a large number of new original works on the theme created by local artists.
Venue details

 



FURTHER AHEAD

Saturday 5 June 2010
1pm, City Centre
FREE ENTRY

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor’s Pageant will be a celebration of Health and Wellbeing but NOT INNOVATION and full of colour and creativity when it starts from Pall Mall at 1.00pm on Saturday 5 June.

After its successful re-launch last year as an environmentally friendly event, this year will again be pedestrian, pedalled and pushed to promote Liverpool’s Year of Health and Wellbeing.

The theme of the pageant will be ‘Healthy Mind: Healthy Body’ with Liverpool City Council is launching a competition to find three new diverse community-based groups to be featured in the event


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