Listings 2011

Independents Listings: 22 September 2011

Welcome this week’s Independents Listings. Lots on in and around Liverpool this weekend, with the Bold Street Festival and the Wirral Open Studios Tour both taking place. Here’s what’s going on…



Wirral Open Studio Tour
Various venues across Wirral
24th and 25th of September 2011

Now in its second year, Wirral Art’s Wirral Open StudioTour will again see a variety of artists welcoming the public into their studios. You can download the brochure and venue map here(PDF).There are 38artists taking part, including Claire Blakeborough, MarkHoward, Independents Board Member Amanda Oliphant, and Wirral Art chair Micheline Robinson.For more information, visitthe Wirral Art website.

Bold Street Festival
Various venues, Bold Street, Liverpool
24th and 25th of September 2011

The Bold Street Festival returns with a programme of events across the weekend, including:
  • The Art Lids Live Studio Outdoor Event
  • Capstan’s Bazaar arts market launch at Leaf
  • Design Heaven Craft Fayre at Link 19 (next to Resurrection).
  • Two live stages with music and spoken word
  • Jolly Boat – pirate comedy duo
  • ‘Suitcase Stories’ from Writer’s Ink – unleash your imagination by writing a story on a suitcase tag!
  • ‘Wish Balloons’ at the Bombed-Out Church
  • Push Poem Machine outside HMV

Bold Street Festival: The Art Lids Live Studio Outdoor Event
Ropewalks Square, off Bold Street, Liverpool
24th September 2011, 1200 to 1600

‘The Art Lids’ are a group of emerging artists from the Liverpool Universities, with a mission is to develop their art practices through actively engaging with their City, its vibrant arts community and beyond. Come along on Saturday to see a real wild artist trapped in a playpen while piecing together a strange sort of Jigsaw! Get involved in some fantastic printing methods and make your own! See how beautiful Origami flowers are made. Watch artists working on real commissions for local bands. Join three artists who are painting a mural based on the event, and maybe get your self painted onto it! But watch out for the sneaky artist who will be leaving surprises all over the place!


The Gallery Liverpool
Until 30th September 2011

A joint exhibition from artists and photographers which uses all mediums, including work by Emma Dalton, Bernard Rose, Mark Peachey, Abi Booth, Lee McCarthy, Danny Hampson, Michelle Campbell, Keith F Smith, Karen Brookman, Anita Smith, John Chatterton, Matthew Thomas, Anna DiScala, Marianthi Lainas, Ms Jinx, James Lavott, Zak Grant, Annette Cox, Norman Gibson, Lee Kendall, Dave Ellison, Mary Christie, Dave Williams, Gary Gray, Oke Ugonna, Paul Gallagher and Anton Dolders. Supporting Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

This is not a Tomato
CorkeArt Gallery
Until 30th September 2011

A solo show from commercial artist and surrealist Keith Fearon, including the first gallery showing of his Coronation Street commission for the show’s 40th anniversary.

The Exploring Eye: The Photography of Eric de Mare
The Equator, Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1EN
Until 2nd October 2011

Eric de Maré, 1910 – 2002, was one of Britain’s most influential architectural photographers. This exhibition, drawing on material from the RIBA’s collections, that explores his work and highlights how he broadened the perception of where architecture was to be found.

Abandon Normal Devices
Various venues
Until 2nd October 2011

The AND Festival is underway at venues across the North West of England. There will be a specific programme of events in Cumbria between the 16th and 18th of September, before the finale in Liverpool from the 29th.

Textilesin Action
Kirkby Gallery
Until 9th October 2011

An exhibition by the contemporary textiles network, Re:ViewTextiles, including work by LJMU Enterprise Fellows Susan Comer, Christine Toh and Ally Burr.

eKapa– Contemporary Jewellery from Cape Town
Various venues
Until 22nd October 2011

An exhibition of work from twelve contemporary jewellers andmetalworkers based in Cape Town.

Six Colorful Tales from the Emotional Spectrum (Women)
CeriHand Gallery
Until 22nd October 2011

An exhibition of work by Jen Liu, inspired by John Baldessari’s1977 film.

Still: Conflict, Conservation and Contemplation – PREVIEW
METAL Liverpool
Until 22nd October
An exhibition of new work made by artists in relation to the economics, politics, ownership and contested nature of global water supplies in the era of climate change.


Until 25th September 2011

A group show, featuring work from Alison Brawn, Mike Gallagher, Stephen Phillips, blue_ocean_planet (Carlee Graham/David Hinkel),Anna Maria Sambuci, and Carolyn Sinclair.

Artin Revolution: Liverpool 1911
Walker Art Gallery
Until 25th September 2011

The Walker’s recreation and exploration of the seminal1911 Liverpool exhibition of post-impressionist and avant-garde work.


Democratic Promenade: Liverpool City of Radicals
The Bluecoat
30th September to 27th November 2011

Historical survey exhibition as part of Liverpool City of Radicals. Including John Davies work from his Our Ground project about the disposal and privatisation of public open green space in Liverpool – reflecting a national phenomena. Before and after pictures with additional images of the Festival Gardens site.

AbandonNormal Devices: Liverpool Finale
Various venues
29th September to 2nd October 2011

The culmination of this years AND festival sees it return to Liverpool, taking over various venues around the city.

Look at us now
6th to 8th October 2011

New touring show from  TheSuitcase Ensemble.

Liverpool Design Festival
Various venues
6th to 9th October 2011

The annual celebration of contemporary design and catwalk fashion returns.

Heswall Arts Festival
Various venues
15th to 29th October 2011

Visual and performing arts events across West Wirral.



Alison Wilding: How the Land Lies
NewArt Centre
Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1BG

Until 6th November 2011

An exhibition of new sculptures by Turner Prize nominee, and former Henry Moore Fellow, Alison Wilding

GuySherwin: Movements In Light
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George’s Road, London,SE1 6ER

Until 25th November 2011

Presented in the space in which it was filmed, experimental film artist Guy Sherwin premieres his new work Staircase (2011),alongside an exhibition of previous work.


Environmental Sounds at Kew Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens
Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB

Until 25th September 2011

Works created by three women sound artists, being shown in The Alpine House, The Minka House, The Palm House, Princess of Wales Conservatory and The Redwoods.

TheWirksworth Festival
Various venues
Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Until 25th September 2011
The 2011 Wirksworth Festival – the 17th – sees thesmall Derbyshire market town host a three week festival of visual and performing arts. Highlights include an new installation, ‘Twisted’ by SteveMessam, in Richard Arkwright’s original textile mill.

TheDepartment of Overlooked Histories
Wysing Arts Centre
Fox Road, (near) Bourn, Cambridge,CB23 2TX

Until 4th November 2011

Artists Ruth Beale, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Emma Smith and An Endless Supply will be in residence at the Wysing Arts Centre in the last of three “departments” of the2011 programme, “The Institute of Beyond”. The work created will be shaped by a number of public events, with an introductory evening of informal presentations taking place on Thursday, 29 September, between 6pm and 8pm.


The Manchester Contemporary
Various venues
27th to 30th October 2011

The third edition of The Manchester Contemporary takes place in Manchester’s Spinningfields district.


DEADLINE: 30 September 2011

Knowsley Open Art Exhibition 2011 / Young Artists’ Open / Schools Open
Knowsley Council
Knowsley Arts & Heritage Service presents “The Knowsley Open Art Exhibition 2011” which showcases 2D visual art created by people who live, work or study in the borough of Knowsley. The ‘Young Artists Open’ exhibition will be on display in the ‘StART Space Gallery’, in the mezzanine area of Kirkby Library. This exhibition celebrates and presents the work of young and emerging artists between the ages of 11 – 17years.The ‘Schools Open’ presents the exciting work of pupils from primary schools across Knowsley in the foyer of Kirkby Library.

DEADLINE: 31 October 2011

TheOpen West
Gloucester Cathedral
the open west is an annual open competition and exhibition which invites work from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual art in the fields of painting, installation, film and sound, textile, photography and ceramics, print, drawing, performance and sculpture. Up to 50 artists will be included in the 2012 exhibition, each with the possibility of showing more than one work. Daniel Chadwick, sculptor, and Iain Andrews, painter, will join Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin on this year’s selection panel. An award of £500 will be made and award winner(s) will be offered a further exhibition in 2012.


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DEADLINE: Thursday, 29th September

Youth Participation Programme Director
M6 Theatre Company
Full time (37.5 hours), £23,000 pa.
M6 ‘s dedicated team needs a Youth Participation Programme Director with first class organisational and project management skills to help achieve the aims of ACT NOW!, an ambitious 3-year extension of M6’s local participatory workshop programme for young people aged 8-18. Click here to download an application pack(.doc format).
Deadline for applications: Thursday, 29th September 2011, noon.


New studio space for artists/creative persons working in any media 
Prime city centre location on Victoria Street, Liverpool.
The studio is an open plan space currently occupied by 4 other artists. 24 hour access, month by month rent. Same building as other studio groups and galleries. Join us to make this into an even more exciting inspiring place.
Costs £40 to £100 per month depending on the amount of space required.


Community Arts Training
dot-art Services CIC is offering a series of training sessionsdesigned to develop skills in working with the arts in a communitysetting.These practical workshops will introduce artists andpractitioners to all aspects of establishing, planning anddelivering successful community arts programmes, and the tools,methods and approaches needed to do so.Artists of all disciplines are invited to attend, develop newskills, and improve their employability. The three sessions, whichcan be attended individually or as a set, consist of; Working withYoung People and the Arts, Community Engagement through the Arts –Practicalities and Community Engagement through the Arts –Funding.The first session takes place on Wednesday 28th September,in Liverpool City Centre. Thanks to generous support fromLiverpool Vision, places have been heavily subsidised to ensurethe sessions are accessible to all.
For more information and to book places on workshops andevents, visit thedot-art website.

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