Friday, April 30, 2010

A Curriculum: The Exhibition

67 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 OBY

Saturday 1 May 2010, 12-6pm
Preview: Friday 30 April, 6-9pm

Florian Bielefeldt, Noel Clueit, Przemek Dzienis, Myles Painter, Hannah Perry, Phil Root, Elizabeth Skadden, Emily Speed.

The A Curriculum artists-in-residence will hold a one-day exhibition to present work made in the two months spent at A Foundation, Liverpool.

During their time on the residency the artists have attended a programme of talks, and received studio visits, by a number of artists and art professionals.
To mark the end of the residency the studios will be returned to their former state as a gallery for a final exhibition.

photos by Julia Waugh.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Simon Faithfull - Liverpool To Liverpool: Chronicles of an Aimless Journey

‘Liverpool to Liverpool: Chronicles of an Aimless Journey’ by Simon Faithfull. permanent public artwork at Lime Street Station.

Commissioned with the support of Liverpool Biennial, the 181 drawings are etched into the york stone paving and the glass panels that form the new frontage to Lime Street station. Most of the pieces were unveiled last week and we attended the launch event at St George’s Hall where the artist gave an entertaining and interesting talk about the project.

He started by relating the tale of one of the world’s top singer / songwriters who grew up in Liverpool on the river Mersey, who had a troubled childhood but bought a guitar when he was young and went onto stardom. This of course was Hank Snow the top Country & Western singer who grew up in Liverpool, Nova Scotia the destination for Simon Faithfull who traveled there as a passenger on a container ship from Liverpool, England in 2008.

The new ‘Gateway’ to the station is looking good, much better than the old one and this artwork adds extra interest as you make your way up the steps or ramps.

Traveling by container ship, train and bus, 181 digital drawings record the daily details of a journey from Liverpool (UK) to Liverpool (Nova Scotia). Making an average of six drawings a day, the minutia and randomness of travel is described in a way that builds to become an elliptic graphic essay – describing the dislocation of one person along the historic paths of trade and exodus.

As well as the public artwork there is an accompanying book that collects drawings and writing from the journey together. Liverpool to Liverpool: Chronicles of an Aimless Journey

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Berlin and That : An exhibition by Oliver East - The International 3

The International 3
8 Fairfield st
M1 3GF

Exhibition Dates: Sat 1st May – Sat 5th June 2010
Exhibition Opening Times: Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 5pm

Contributing Artists: Scott Alexander, Gareth Brookes, Chris Butler, Stanley Chow, David Cochrane, Rachael Davies, Joe Devlin, Jenny Discombe, Malcy Duff, Nick Dunn, Clare East, Stuart Edmundson, Dave Garner, Andrew Gannon, Guy Garvey, Annie Gibson, Pete Gilfellon, Tony Gilfellon, Andy Glynn, Liam Guy, Andy Hargreaves, Matthew Houlding, Dean Hughes, Steve Hunt, Emma Jay, Pete Jobson, Karen Jupp, Mia Kiuru, Stuart Kolakovic, Laurence Lane, Gavin Macdonald, David Mackintosh, Steve Manford, Jim Medway, Miquel Navarro, Darren Newman, James O'Hara, Natalie O'Hara,
Lee Patterson, Katie Popperwell, David Price, Magnus Quaife, Maeve Rendle, Jarek Salata, Katel Sevellec, Richard Shields, Sarah Thompson, Chris Thorpe, Steven Tillotson, Daniella Watson, Graham Watson, Jo-anne Wright, Emma Unsworth.

Berlin and That is the second exhibition at The International 3 to feature the work of Manchester based artist Oliver East.

East has made the act of walking the starting point for a practice that ends as a comic book.

Berlin and That is his third book in the series Trains Are…Mint, it sees the artist walking from Berlin’s Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt (Oder) on the Polish border, keeping as close to the train line as he can without trespassing. From memory the journey is then documented with each A3 page being exquisitely rendered in ink and watercolour, recording the mundane and ordinary, the beautiful and extraordinary. For this project Oliver then gave one page each to his friends, artists and non-artists, musicians and pro-drinkers alike, to alter as they please. 52 people collaborated on the book and these 52 pages (a third of the finished book) will be on show.

Each book starts with psychogeography, attempts some social commentary before the inevitable autobiographical elements creep in.

Oliver East started self publishing in 2004 with Looking For Kinder Scout, a guide book, before making his first comic in ’05, The House Of Fire To Black Hill. This was distributed informally, giving them to friends for free in pubs ‘’and such like’’. In ’06 with added colour, the first publication in the Trains Are…Mint Series was born.

Berlin and That is published by Blank Slate Books and will be available form The International 3 at a special exhibition price.

For further information and images please contact Laurence Lane on 07960 038 063.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saatchi Online: Northern Stars

until - 22 May 2010

A Foundation Liverpool
67 Greenland Street

Northern Stars features the work of 8 artists from the North of Englnad chosen from the 100,000 artists registered on Saatchi Online.

Saatchi Online, the Saatchi Gallery's website founded in 2006 to provide artists with a free platform to show their work to a global audience, will be exhibiting a selection of artists from the north of England. Entitled Northern Stars, the exhibition will present an outstanding range of work, including painting, photography and sculpture.

In keeping with Saatchi Online's mission to democratise the traditional hierarchies of the art world and give artists access to collectors for their work, Northern Stars features the work of 8 artists chosen from the 100,000 artists registered on Saatchi Online. All the works in Northern Stars will be for sale.

They are: Michael Branthwaite, Fiona Curran, Aidan Doherty, Jonathan Legge, Amy Moffat, Ruth Murray, Karl de Vroomen and Simon Withers.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Economy of the Gift

A Foundation Liverpool
67 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 OBY
until 22 May 2010

Exhibiting artists:

 Eric Bainbridge,
 Brass Art, Geta Bratescu, 
Elodie Pong
, Jacob Dahlgren, 
Mark Harasimowicz, 
Rebecca Lennon and 
Shaun O’ Dell. Curated by Ticiana Correa.

The Economy of the Gift offers a unique experience for contemporary collectors in search of a boutique scaled art fair. It will present eight artists and eight galleries curated by Ticiana Correa and explore the idea of value in a time of market crisis.

The Economy of the Gift has been designed to build on the cultural legacy of Liverpool’s role as European Capital of Culture in 2008 and will be an annual affair.

Four English galleries from outside the London Orbital were asked to select four international partners. Participants then select an artist represented by their partner. In this process a discourse is created at which the concept of the gift is at the heart of the exchange.

Participating galleries are:
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
Bureau, Manchester
Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool
Freymond-Guth & Co Fine Arts, Zurich
The International 3, Manchester
Ivan Gallery, Bucharest
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, New York
Workplace Gallery, Gateshead

The Collectors Salon at The Economy of the Gift

Part 1Collecting across a new Europe.

Salon participants:
Johann Novack, DNA Galerie, Berlin
Anna-Catherine Gebbers, free-lance curator, Berlin
Mariana Vassileva, artist living in Berlin
Magda Radu curator at The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest
Marian Ivan, Director, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest

Part 2
Collecting, a passionate commitment?

Salon Participants:
Paul Hobson, Contemporary Art Society, London
Tim Eastop, The Collective, London
Eric Bainbridge, artist, London and Sunderland
Leila Aitken, Ceri Hand, Liverpool

The Collectors Salon is an opportunity to explore issues that seem to define the current markets in contemporary art in the aftermath of the economic crisis but perhaps more significantly in a world still bound to complex ideological spectres and confused about who should collect art. Mark Waugh, Executive Director A Foundation, will chair the panels.

The Economy series is supported by: Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council, North West Development Agency, Romanian Cultural Institute, Embassy of Sweden, Swiss Cultural Institute and Saatchi Online.

photos by Julia Waugh.

Thursday, April 1, 2010