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Afterthought?

Art exhibition poster

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Liverpool Biennial 2 – Renshaw street

Biennial 1

Visitor Centre window

Whatever your opinion on art, particularly ‘contemporary art’, may be – there is no denying the fact that the 2010 Biennial has brought much needed colour and vitality to Renshaw Street.

Biennial 2

Window display

Biennial 3

Another window

Since the closure of the Lewis’s department store and the demise or relocation of other stores, Renshaw Street has looked in terminal decline.

Biennial 4

and another window

The artists have brought colour, controversy and creativity and I for one am glad, even though I know this is transient.

Biennial 6

Much needed colour

Biennial 5

Time well spent

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Liverpool Biennial

Detail from Earth and Aether leaflet

Detail from Earth and Aether leaflet. Photo: Barry Hale

Earth and Æther

It has recently been our good fortune to work with Jane Poulton and Lin Holland, two artists in residence at Liverpool Cathedral.

They approached our studio to develop a small hand-out to go with their installation in the Cathedral as part of the Liverpool Biennial.

Photographer Barry Hale provided us with some remarkable pictures and the C3 Imaging Liverpool printed the job in just 6 hours via their digital Indigo press to meet the deadline for the opening event in the evening.

A further much larger print run is now in production.

Main image from the Earth and Aether leaflet

Main image from the Earth and Aether leaflet. Photo: Barry Hale

Earth and Aether leaflet

Earth and Aether leaflet

This is from the leaflet:

Earth and Æther
In the centre of the Chapter House of Liverpool Cathedral sits a block of gilded red sandstone. Directly above it, apparently hovering in aerial space, is a mirrored house, archetypal in form, but without windows or doors.

Earth and Æther is a site-specific work that explores mans’ attempts, through the imbued sanctification of earthly objects, to approach a sense of the sublime.

The work responds to the fabric, decoration and spatial volumes of the Chapter House, utilising its height, floor space and shifting polychromatic light.

Its materials and forms – stone, gold, mirror, and ‘house’ – have aesthetic, symbolic and physical relevance within a religious setting. These elements, together with the contextual siting of the work, combine to explore variable contemplations on universal themes including substance and space, reality and faith, permanence and transformation.

Earth and Æther is the second artwork made for Liverpool Cathedral’s Chapter House by artists Lin Holland and Jane Poulton. The first, Untitled: Unknown, was made during their 2008 residency in the city’s two cathedrals, and was one of six site-specific works created for these iconic buildings.

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Go Penguins

Penguin statues

'Splashy' and 'Around The World in Many Ways'

The Penguins have arrived…  Around the corner from our Rodney Street studio in Hope Street two large penguins have magically appeared overnight. Across Liverpool City Centre many more have also arrived. Each one has a name and a painted theme and they are adding a splash of colour and a bit of fun to the winter streets here in Liverpool.

Splashy penguin statue

Splashy. A colourful addition to Hope street.

To see more of them go to: http://www.artinliverpool.com/blog/category/go-penguins/

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Happy Birthday FACT!

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FACT building, Wood Street, Liverpool

FACT. 1889 – 2009.

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology).

I’m a big fan of FACT. I’ve been a member since 2000 when a friend who knew I enjoyed movies gave me 12 months membership as a gift. I’ve renewed my membership every year since.

Twenty years ago ‘Moviola’ as FACT used to be known presented the first ‘Video Positive’ festival. As one of their handouts says: ‘Over the last twenty years FACT has expanded from a Liverpool-based agency into an international leader in art, research and creative technology.’

Yes, FACT has come a long way. The mix of cinemas, bar, coffee shop and exhibition space is a good one and in my experience unique. So Happy Birthday FACT!

Always something going on..

There's always something going on...

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