Posts Tagged ‘Liverpool biennial’

Stephen Sheehan One piece of work that I really want to see again at Liverpool Biennial (various venues til October 2016) is a video in the Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Exhibition at India Buildings on Water Street. As a bit of background to this part of the Biennial, here’s what they say: The Liverpool Biennial […]

I went to the opening of the Liverpool Biennial last weekend. I’ve recently become Arts Manager for Wrexham County Borough Council. In that role I was invited by Axisweb to take part in their ACW funded Out and Beyond Programme. The programme aims to establish dialogue between artists and curators in the year of graduation […]

Can art save a city? Probably not, at least not in the way usually put forward by proponents of “culturally led regeneration”, the idea that some wacky sculptures and purposeless Kunsthalles can raise places from the mire. Then again, in Liverpool, a city that over decades has been punched in the face and kneed in […]

The impact of the incredible spectacle that takes place in Liverpool this weekend cannot be underestimated. The City was thronging with people for the procession/performance by Royal de Luxe. This is an ambitious investment in the power of art to affect and inspire people. The economic returns from this investment will undoubtedly help to secure […]

The second International Print Biennale is on in Newcastle this Autumn. I enjoyed my visit in early October. The exhibition takes place over three venues, the Hatton Gallery, the Laing Art Gallery, and Northern Print. I started off in the Hatton: here I was impressed by the large scale woodcuts of Liz Boast, “Consequences”; large […]

I spent a couple of days in Liverpool last week and managed to see quite a lot of the Biennial. It’s not got the tranquility of carless roads that Venice has, or the heat of Sao Paolo but it is the second most visited Biennial and last time attracted well over a million visitors. The […]