With Art in Liverpool not posting much and the Bluecoat just losing one of their marketing staff, here is one for the Bluecoat...
Responding to 2011’s Liverpool: City of Radicals theme, this exhibition draws on cultural and political narratives from the past century and asks what constitutes radical art practice today? The theme is prompted by events 100 years ago that had a profound cultural, architectural and political impact: a seminal exhibition by the Post-Impressionists at the Bluecoat, the opening of the Liver Building, controversial in its design and cast-concrete fabrication, and the transport strike that brought the city ‘near to revolution’. The title Democratic Promenade is taken from Walter Dixon Scott’s description of the Landing Stage in his 1907 book Liverpool.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
An evening of celebration and fundraising for Urban Strawbery Lunch (USL) and St Luke’s (bombed out) Church
Friday 9th September at St Luke’s from 6.30 pm.
USL have worked closely with the Fab Collective since 2009, when they held their first exhibition at St Luke’s. Since then they have returned for two more exhibitions, and been a major contributor to our Hollywood Homeless project.
Explore Art by the Ferry at Woodside Ferry Terminal for its first FREE arts and craft fair where visitors can find picture perfect views of the Liverpool Waterfront and a wonderful mix of arts and craft!
This coming weekend of 20th-21st August, families are invited to enjoy a fun day out with arts, craft and live music at the Grade II listed venue. A wealth of affordable and unique creations can be found from local artists including paintings, cards, home wares, prints, textiles, photography, glass and more.
Over the weekend of the 13th – 14th August, Liverpool city visitors are invited to enjoy a flurry of creativity as Thomas Steers Way in Liverpool ONE becomes a hub for arts, craft and music.Liverpool based organisation Open Culture is working with Liverpool ONE to transform Thomas Steers Way into an open-air arts, craft and musical boulevard with the Stalls in the City Arts & Craft Fair, coupled with piano performances as part of Tickle the Ivories Liverpool’s first ever piano festival.
There will be a series of monthly Liverpool ONE Arts & Craft Fairs following the success of a trial event in early May this year. Open Culture are also announcing a new event ‘Art by the Ferry’ at Woodside Ferry Terminal this August, which is a trial event that they hope will be the first in a series of events!
The Liverpool Art Prize 2011 - Winner to be chosen on 1st June
The winner of this year’s Liverpool Art Prize will be announced next Wednesday, June 1st. This year’s winner will be drawn from shortlisted artists: painter and installation artist Brendan Lyons, painter Bernadette O’Toole, installation specialist Richard Proffitt and new media, film and sound artist Markus Soukup.
Update: The winner of this year’s Liverpool Art Prize is new media, film and sound artist Markus Soukup.
Markus was awarded £2000 and will also be given the opportunity to show their work at the Walker Art Gallery.
Visitors to Metal at Edge Hill Station have also voted on their favourite works. The £1000 People’s Choice Award was awarded to Brendon Lyons.
Today Twitter brought down the Arts Council webserver - it didn't, it was simply a power cut in Manchester.
Today the Arts Council destroyed the Arts in England - NO that didn't happen either. The arts organisations are suffering, along with the staff, the real people who work hard and the artistic programmes but in the long term everyone just gets on with the job of work.
In Liverpool we have seen 11% cuts portrayed as a good result and they maybe when compared against the likes of Urban Strawberry Lunch who run the St. Lukes Church aka the bomby getting cut completely.
Established in Liverpool’s Capital of Culture Year, 2008, this prestigious exhibition, showcasing the best in Liverpool art will open to the public from Friday 6th May at Metal, Edge Hill train station, with the winner being announced at an Awards Ceremony on 1st June.
Organiser Artinliverpool.com is delighted to announce this year’s shortlist: paint sculptor Brendan Lyons, painter Bernadette O’Toole,installation specialist Richard Proffitt and new media, film and sound artist Markus Soukup.
Much of Liverpool: City of Radicals is still in the planning stages so you will have to check elsewhere for up to date details - but here is a line up of what is known now to be taking place throughout the year.