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2008 - January 2009
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For some Theatre
and Music events (throughout
Liverpool, North West and London, etc.) only please, click this link.
me at Sunset"
event: Sunday 30 November, 2008, 4pm - 8pm.
Ullet Grange, 36 Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 3BP; see map
Gift" video film (detail) by Oana Camilleri Urcan
us on Sunday evening, 30 November, for poetry and story reading
from Dave Ward & Eleanor Rees (Windows
Project), (artist and poet) Sue Ironfield, accoustic
music from Ade Jackson and others and meet
some of the local and foreign exhibiting artists.
This is the last chance to see this exhibition and view the archival material
featuring stages from the artists’ sunset gatherings and live art performances.
Celebrate with us the end of a fine and successful art project and also, the
closing of the Liverpool Biennial 2008.
RSVP 'closing event' to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Bring a bottle, smiles, art loving friends and few "art collectors"...
for visits: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1pm-5 pm
or by appointment. Call 07756912911 or email: email@example.com
is part of the Liverpool Independents Biennial 2008.
the Ullet Grange, Ratiu Family Foundation and Romanian
Featuring a variety of art forms such as photography, video
art, installation, sculpture, mixed media and painting.
Read all details
about "Meet me at Sunset" project
and exhibition on the website www.gallery4allarts.com: http://www.gallery4allarts.com/meet%20me%20at%20sunset.htm
“Meet me at Sunset” -
Closing event - Programme:
Sunday 30th of November; 4pm - 8pm
4.00pm - 4.55pm - Drinks and exhibition viewing
4.55pm - 5.00pm – Gallery4allarts welcome and intro
to "Meet me at Sunset" project and artists
5.00pm - 5.25pm – Dave Ward (Windows Project) reading
a story from "Brunt Boggart"- series.
5.25pm - 5.30pm - Short break
5.30pm - 6.00pm - Poetry reading with Eleanor Rees and Sue
6.00pm – 7.00pm - Acoustic music with Ade Jackson
7.00pm - 8.00pm - Exhibition viewing; meeting some of the
participating artists; fun and some food.
8.00 pm - Event closing
until 30 November
- "Meet me at Sunset"
event: Sunday 30 November, 2008, 4pm - 8pm.
Ullet Grange, 36 Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 3BP; see map
you wait long enough something might happen" Belfast Exposed
Photography; "Wanderer" by Oana Camilleri Urcan; "Untitled" by
on Sunday evening 30 November for poetry and story reading from Dave
Ward & Eleanor Rees (Windows
Project), Sue Ironfield and meet some
of the exhibiting artists. RSVP 'closing event' to firstname.lastname@example.org or
visits: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1pm-5 pm or by appointment.
Call 07756912911 or email:
part of the Liverpool
Independents Biennial 2008
view: 18th October 2008.Opening
Live art performance: Saturday 1st November 4.30pm – 7pm
Closing event: Sunday 30 November, 2008, 4pm - 8pm.
Featuring a variety of art forms such as photography, video art, installation,
mixed media and painting.
me at Sunset"
07756912911 or email to: email@example.com
read 'press release' below:
me at Sunset”
“ I believe that, most people have watched sunsets and at least once in
their lives they have been overwhelmed by one. If you are between those who missed
out, think about the next sunset.”
Acitore Artezione, Joanne Ashbridge , Richard Ashworth, Alison Appleton
, Nicole Bartos, Crina Boros, Oana Camilleri Urcan, Birgit Deubner, Fanchon
Fröhlich & ‘Collective
Phenomena’, Sue Ironfield, Lynn Jackson, Johanna Leech, Lei Liang, Michael
Meldru, Marina Moreno, Nagachoo, Christine Oreilly Wilson, Silviu Pascalin,
Irina Dana Popa, Nicholas Ryder-Martyn, Roxana Tohaneanu Shields, Ada Villa,
Read about artists:
To offer a glimpse of
the work to be seen at the Ullet Grange, as part of this project,
I could mention just a few of the artists’ works and statements.
From Birgit Deubner’s 3D installation, “Journey through the Forest
with Virgil”, symbolising the “unstable, un-secured journey, the
higher one reaches on it, the more risky, the more treacherous the fall, a
journey, also, that at it’s end may lead to nothing… or to the
heavens…”, the show presents the audience with a variety of art
forms that surprise and delight one’s eye and spirit, such as Roxana
Tohaneanu-Shields’s “Liquefied Light” and “Black Madonna”,
exquisite traditional photography giclee prints; Sue Ironfield’s octagonal
acrylic paintings on wood, relating to “a new form the tradition of painting
which emulates music, with its expressive numerical language, in order to reach
a meaningful abstraction.”, but also to ‘light’ and ‘dark’;
Lynn Jackson’s 3D installation knitted from metal wire and ‘rooting’ into
the artist’s childhood memories and emotional world: ”My work compels
others to recall their own childhood sadness, loss, happiness and frailty.
These sculptures act as delicate sketches inviting the viewer to respond. It
attempts through its fragility to be vulnerable to the viewer accepting a variety
of childhood backgrounds and experiences into the work.”; Christine Oreilly
Wilson’s abstract canvases with the intensity of vibrant colours that “flood
the blank canvas “and where the “physical interaction with the
paint on canvas is a vital method of communicating” ideas and where “The
whole process is an attempt to relate the human condition by means of the pure
aesthetics of abstract colour.”; Ada Villa’s “Mosca”/”Flies”,
in relation to metaphysical idea of sunset as ‘death’, where at
sunset joins the idea of passing time and then, of old age and death… the
awareness of an inevitable end…”; Michael Meldru Medjivepjis’s “PIANO
MUSING”, “research and experimental music composition and video
production of improvisational music based on subjective release”, in
which progressively filmed, static and nostalgic piano music performance, sequences
overlap with and open into transitional spaces of Venetian night and water
rhythms; Marina Moreno’s video installation of 4 monitors in which “the
idea of displacement”, “is the essence” of the work. “Coincidentally,
another factor in this work is the use of sound, which floats within the space,
beckoning the audience, and displacing them, calling and collecting them to
the narrative moving within the space. The 4 monitors are set out on the floor
and the loops of the films are left to roll over and over while the sound is
perceived in various parts of the building and attracts the audience, leading
towards the installation. The visual presentation with the monitors at equal
distance from each other and the wires being very visible give a sense of cold
and clinical work; in total contrast with the video shown which is personal,
intimate and sensual, melting with the sounds of the bells (in particular the
Marangona). Bells function as a calling in many parts of the world. The dialect,
whispered by the various passers by, is reminiscent of a specific place and
yet still remains universal. Water symbolises a constant travelling, longing
and change, mixing. Rhythmically, the movement of the waves has the same timing
as the heart beat and the same quality of the rolling movement.”; Acitore
Artezione and the artists core group from Belfast, working with Belfast Exposed
Youth Forum, Belfast Exposed Photography projecting a collaborative “dialogue
between the Ports of Liverpool & the Ports of Belfast, People & Place
through a series of photographic actions scheduled over 12 weeks, from the
14th September – 30th November 2008.”; Nicole Bartos – configuring “a
metaphysical journey of the ‘Sun’/’Light’ in parallel,
with man’s journey to joining this trajectory and meeting with the ‘Light’.
A site specific white installation, using 29 meters of fabric, symbolising
this trajectory, together with series of photographic, wax mixed media work;
series, resulted from the previous successive land art experiments during meetings
at sunset; Joanne Ashbridge’ s and Japanese artist’s, Nagachoo
(“The chair”) live art performances, 2 very different presentations,
during 1st of November 2008; and to paintings such as “Collective Phenomena” by
artists, Fanchon Fröhlich and Alison Appleton and to the contemporary
Chinese innovative style and colour mixing of acrylic on Pi paper by Lei Liang
Project organised and
curated by Nicole Bartos / Gallery4allarts
Supported by: Ullet Grange, Romanian Cultural
Centre and The Ratiu Family Foundation, London
FRÖHLICH (Collective Phenomena)
- see map:
36 Ullet Road,
Liverpool, L17 3BP,
exhibition of over 27 British and international artists. Featuring
artwork from Romanian artists based in UK (London), artists based
in Liverpool and Bristol, and International artists from Italy
and Ireland, Canada, New Zeeland, China and Japan.
Nicole Bartos, Gallery4allarts.
* ( More Romanian
culture will be promoted through a series of other events
following up in Liverpool during November ’08, including
art, talks and theatre;
see more details through the Gallery4allarts coming up newsletter
or the Romanian
Cultural Centre website).
Villa - "Sefton Park" sunset gathering and installation (installation
by N. Bartos and collective assistance)
Villa -"Anglican Cathedral - sunset"
Villa -"Anglican Cathedral - 'Collective happening' (Nicole
Bartos, Ada Villa, Michael Howson, Angel Villa, Fanchon Frohlich)
Meldru - Photographs "Meet me at Sunset",
Otterspool Park and Promenade (When you
have downloaded it, just right click and say "extract
See (details) from Nagachoo's
performance: "Link between ordinary and extraordinary"; Film
Nic Corke, Indepedents Biennial 2008:
- Art workshops
New start on Mondays
6.30 - 8.30pm: Watercolour
and Ink - Oriental painting techniques
updates for all workshops available. Contact
07756912911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 24th – Saturday
29th November 2008
Eight Days a Week
Liverpool / Cologne Collaborative Project
Su Chacewicz and Robert Bluett are based at the Bluecoat Arts
studio space from Monday 24th – Saturday 29th November
2008 as part of
the Eight Days a Week Liverpool / Cologne Collaborative Project
working with German Artists Veronika Moos and Inge Hueber on
theme – High Tide Low Tide …
A “Gibralterised” Hartmann
Travelling Wardrobe / Trunk manufactured in
the period 1910 –1930,is to be used as inspiration for
new interactive artwork. It is well worn and inscribed with the
We have discovered that the trunk was used for travel on the
Sarpedon (IV), of the Blue Funnel Line from Liverpool to South
and possibly Australia between 1923 and 1962.
If any one has any memorabilia such as photographs, menus, post
letters etc. we can borrow or has any personal stories to tell
to the above or any element of sea travel from 1910 to present
invite them to participate in the cele
bration and commemoration of the
Life of D.A.N. including the mapping out of possible journeys.
To contribute to this project contact can be made via email:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively please come along
any items of interest to the Bluecoat Studio space 12 noon – 5
Tuesday 25th November 2008 and Thursday 27th November 2008. Work
progress and our finding will be on exhibition and open to the
public on Saturday 29th November 2008 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
To locate studio space and exhibition venue please ask at the
desk at BLUECOATS ARTS CENTRE.
12 December 2008 - until 9 January 2009
Red Dot - ‘Migration’ – group
@ Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool
arts organisation, Red Dot are staging an exhibition over the
Christmas and New Year period on the theme of migration.
It will take place in the Connolly Gallery in the impressive setting of the Contemporary
Urban Centre building based on Greenland Street in the Baltic Triangle area of
Over 20 members of Red Dot will present many diverse themes and aspects of migration
through painting, photography, multi-media installations, sound installations,
lighting installations and sculpture.
These themes and aspects of migration will be related, among others, to the movement
of people across land boundaries due to war or famine; the plight of refugees
or asylum seekers who have had to flee their country of origin as a result of
state oppression: the mass movement of people to another land on a permanent
basis, for example, the Irish to the Americas; and the passage of animals, fish,
insects and birds from one region to another for feeding or breeding purposes.
Artists taking part are Jane Fairhurst, Alison Bailey Smith, Sue Milburn,
Colin Serjent, Susan Sharples, Christine Wilson, Eimear Kavanagh, Leon Jakeman,
Pendlebury, Richard Ashworth, Barbara Jones, Wendy Williams, Louise Waller, Alice
Lenkiewicz, Michelle Hird, Neil Winterburn, John O’Neill, Carl Fletcher,
Jon Nash, Pui Lee and Alan Mckernan, Nicole Bartos.
Migration’ runs from 12 December until 9 January. Opening times are
Wed-Sat 11am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm Admission is free.
A private view of the exhibition takes place on Thursday 11 December
6pm – 8-30pm. All are welcome to attend.
For more information about the show telephone Colin Serjent
077 5952 5075 or email email@example.com
To view profiles of all the artists taking part access
NOVEMBER 2008, 7 PM
Artists Adrian Ghenie and Adam Cvijanovic
in conversation with Simon Grant,
within Late at Tate
@Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock,
Liverpool L3 4BB • See
Tickets: £7.00 (£5.50 concessions) £4.00 concessions. Box
office: 0845 600 1354.Details here.
is under the patronage of Liverpool European Capital of Culture
2008. It is the first major exercise in promoting Romania and
culture in North West England, and it comes through the joint efforts of
ProFusion International Creative Consultancy, a London-based organiser
of events, and The ‘Radu Stanca’ National Theatre of Sibiu,
with the backing of the two foremost Romanian non-governmental organisations
in the UK: The Ratiu Foundation and The Romanian Cultural Centre in London.
Connections is financed through Promocult, the Romanian
Government’s programme to promote Romanian culture
in the European Union. With the generous support of The Embassy
of Romania in the UK, The Romanian Cultural Institute in
London and The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For further details
contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, including images and future press releases,
please go to www.romanianculturalcentre.org.uk/connections
Friday 14 November
"WELCOME TO THE
CONTEMPORARY ROMANIA IN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT
with Dr Mike Phillips OBE and Guests: Dr
Dr Wendy Webster, and Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu
Friday 14 November 2008
19.00, @ The Contemporary Urban Centre, 41-51 Greenland Street,
Liverpool L1 0BS
Tel. 0151 708 3510.
Free Entry. Further details from email@example.com
Welcome to the Union
is part of the Romanian Connections programme, the first major
Romania in North West England.
Romanian Connections is centred on two theatre shows of the ‘Radu
Stanca’ National Theatre of Sibiu (see full programme at
www.romanianculturalcentre.org.uk/connections). In order to create
the basis of a better understanding of the richness of the Romanian
cultural phenomena, The Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural
Centre in London, in partnership with ProFusion International
Creative Consultancy, have initiated a series of connected events,
of which this debate on contemporary Romania is the first.
Dr Mike Phillips OBE, Dr Alex Drace-Francis (University of Liverpool),
Dr Wendy Webster (University of Central Lancashire), and Dr Ruxandra
Trandafoiu (Edge Hill University) tackle the issues of contemporary
Romania in the European context in front of a Liverpudlian audience.
Join us for a fascinating and important debate.
of Capital of Culture has become a new icon of European culture,
On the other hand, current rhetoric about culture and the arts
ignores a myriad of issues and problems, notably the cultural
role and identity of accession states like Romania.
The problem is that the process by which the accession states
have entered membership has been discussed in terms largely dominated
by politics and economics. In the last two years the issue of
migration has moved to centre stage, but, once again, its importance
has been framed in economic terms. In the meantime the cultures
on both sides of the continent continue to be misunderstood and
misrepresented, as if the closer the two parties approach, the
more obscure and difficult their true natures become. Even more
interesting the invention of mythologies about the nation become
more and more frenzied as each one feels the impact of the other.
The case of Romania
and the EU is the platform for this discussion, which sidesteps
the fog of
and competition, and takes
the understanding and exploration of cultural faultlines as its
starting point. How do we understand the history of cultural
interaction and what does it mean? In cultural terms, which is
more important - an encounter with a migrant worker, or the high
profile artist tour? What do we believe (or more important, what
do we feel) about each other? How do these attitudes affect,
migrants and migration, political and social responses and the
culture of Europe as a whole?” - Mike Phillips
// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //
DR MIKE PHILLIPS OBE, FRSL, FRSA
Author Mike Phillips was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He came
to Britain as a child and grew up in London. He was educated
at the University of London (English), the University of Essex
(politics), and at Goldsmiths College London (education).
He worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcaster between
1972 and 1983 on radio and television programmes including The
Late Show and Omnibus, before becoming a lecturer in media studies
at the University of Westminster. He has written full-time since
1992. He is best known for his crime fiction, including four
novels featuring black journalist Sam Dean: Blood Rights (1989),
which was adapted for BBC television, The Late Candidate (1990),
winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger
Award, Point of Darkness (1994) and An Image to Die For (1995).
The Dancing Face (1998) is a thriller centred on a priceless
Benin mask. His novel A Shadow of Myself (2000) is a thriller
about a black documentary filmmaker working in Prague and a man
who claims to be his brother.
Mike Phillips co-wrote Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial
Britain (1998) to accompany a BBC television series telling the
story of the Caribbean migrant workers who settled in post-war
Britain. His book London Crossings: A Biography of Black Britain
(2001) is a series of interlinked essays and stories, a portrait
of the city seen from locations as diverse as New York and Nairobi,
London and Lodz, Washington and Warsaw.
Mike writes for the Guardian, is a former trustee of the National
Heritage Memorial Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and now
serves as an expert panellist. Mike is a former curator at Tate,
and is now working as an independent curator in the international
In 2007 he was awarded the OBE for his services to broadcasting.
DR ALEX DRACE-FRANCIS
Alex Drace-Francis is Lecturer in Modern European History at
the University of Liverpool. He is the author of a book, The
Making of Modern Romanian Culture (2006), and with Wendy Bracewell
has recently edited a bibliography and a volume of studies
on East European travel experiences in Europe from the sixteenth
century to the present. His articles, chapters and reviews
on Romanian and Balkan history, literature and identity have
appeared in a wide variety of periodicals and reference works.
DR WENDY WEBSTER
Wendy Webster is Professor of Contemporary British history and
works particularly on questions of gender, ‘race’,
ethnicity, imperialism and national identity. She teaches a
number of modules in these areas and welcomes enquiries from
research students interested in exploring any of these questions,
or the history of post-war British film.
Her major recent project, funded by research leave from the
AHRB, was on the impact of loss of empire on British and English
and identity. Published as Englishness and Empire 1939-1965 (Oxford
University Press, 2005), it won the prize for the best work in
the field of media and history from the International Association
for Media and History in 2006. The judges commended Englishness
and Empire as ‘an engaging history of the relationship
between the British people and their Empire during the years
of transformation, 1939-65, as seen through the prism of the
media … It is an excellent example of the value of media
evidence for historians and will remain a standard text for years
to come’. Wendy was presented with the prize at the IAMHIST
conference in Amsterdam in July 2007, where she gave a plenary
Wendy is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow, working on a
project on ‘Englishness and Europe, 1940-1973’ which
explores the significance of Europe to English identity in the
period from Dunkirk to Britain's entry into the EEC. She is also
reviews editor for Women’s History Review, and a member
of its editorial board.
DR RUXANDRA TRANDAFOIU
Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu teaches media and communication at Edge
Hill University. A former journalist in Romania, she left the
country in 1997 to pursue several postgraduate research projects
at Central European University, the University of Edinburgh
and Westminster University, culminating with a PhD charting
the link between the national press and nationalist ideologies.
Her main research interests are diasporic communication, online
social networks, globalisation culture and identity, the post-communist
transition and the European Union. She is currently co-writing
a book on globalization culture and media and also working
on a British Academy funded project researching the communicative
and political potential of online diasporic networks in Europe
and North America. Recent publications and conference papers
have also focused on the issue of European identity and Euroscepticism.
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Romanian Connections is under the patronage of Liverpool
European Capital of Culture 2008.
Visit link for more
Romanian Connections; Theatre programme in Liverpoool
14 - 27
November 2008, Liverpool
The ‘Radu Stanca’ National
Theatre of Sibiu Tour in Liverpool
International Creative Consultancy brings to Liverpool
two extraordinary productions of the prestigious ‘Radu
Stanca’ National Theatre of Sibiu, Romania. Read
full details here.
from 24th of November
- 30 November 2008
Lu and Chinese art
Calderstones Gallery, Calderstones Park, Liverpool
some examples of Xia lu's work
28th November 2008 to 2009
CAPITALISTS OF CULTURE PRESENTS
Two of Liverpools BEST Young Artists
Will be showing publicly for the first time work from his own private
Premiere of Stephens “Fire Dancers” Collection, which will
be Exhibiting in Berlin in 2009. This collection has only just been
Catherine Carragher - Diva Devine
Will be performing Opera and many songs from Much Loved Musicals.
@ The Mocha Lounge, 20 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool L1 6BW
Opens 6.30 pm Friday 28th November 2008 to 2009
Open seven days a week Mon - Wed 7.30am - 7pm, Thur, Fri .30am - 9pm,Sat
10am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
More details and pictures to follow.
For further information please contact: John Fillis
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org web site: www.capitalistsofculture.com
Capitalists of Culture Limited, 9 Sandy Road, Seaforth Village, Liverpool
L21 3TN (Co Number 5504388)
from 11th November
- until 27th November 2008
‘Triple Echo’ is
a printmaking exhibition presenting a wide variety of contemporary
work by staff
from University of Central Lancashire Preston, Liverpool John Moores
University and Wirral Metropolitan University.
Triple Echo’ exhibition runs from 11th November until 27th November
at PR1 Gallery, Victoria
Building, University of central Lancashire, Preston.
Telephone 01772 893956
24 - 27 October 2008
Arts Training Today"
Inviting you to the programme
of practical workshops, performance fragments and presentations:
- "Japanese Noh and Suzuki techniques and excerpts from "Gilgamesh
Workshop and presentation by Izumi Ashizawa (Japan)
- "Performer's Physicality" Workshop by Sergei Ostrenko (Russia)
- "Improvising in the moment. A workshop towards performance"
Workshop and performance fragment by Frances Charteris (USA)
- "Missing Pieces: Applying Theatre Talents Off-Stage"
Workshop by Kimberly Davis (USA)
- Advanced Performance Training (APT)
Presentation by Elke Van Campenhout (Belgium)
Participation Fee: 150 EUR (fee with the discount).
The fee covers attendance of all events of the conference programme,
three nights of hotel accommodation in shared twin room (two persons
share one room), two meals per day (breakfast and lunch), tea/coffee
breaks and farewell buffet.
Accommodation in single room is also possible.
The conference will take place in Bovec, the mountain resort located
in north-western Slovenia in the Julian Alps (near the Austrian and Italian
border). Nearest airports: Ljubljana (Slovenia), Klagenfurt (Austria),
To apply for participation, please email your CV (resume) and a brief
letter of motivation to email@example.com stating the title and
dates of the event.
Programme details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/programme.php
Accommodation and venue: http://www.iugte.com/projects/Bovec.venue.php
- 30 November 2008
Drastic Measures, Unknown Pleasures
based artist Jen Liu’s
first major UK solo show at the Ceri Hand Gallery,
Preview: Thursday 30 October, 6pm
Exhibition runs 31 October to 30 November 2008
Ceri Hand Gallery | 12 Cotton Street, Liverpool, L3 7DY
| Tel: 00 44 (0) 151 207 0899
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Opening hours Wednesday
- Saturday 10.00 - 18.00hrs
from 10 October 2008
'Art in the Car Park'
Private View on Thursday (9th), 6-9pm.
the Car Park', Liverpool As part of the Liverpool Biennial
2008 Friday 10th
October – Sunday 19th
October CCP Car Park, Duke Street, L1 5AA Art in the
Car Park is a diverse group show in response to the CCP
Car Park, Liverpool. The result is a body of new artwork
that weaves into the social, economic, political, historical
and geographical situation of the site and the city at
large. In the 80s, CCP Car Park, based in the heart of
Liverpool, housed the offices of a car-sales business.
After it was abandoned, it remained dormant in the portfolio
of property developers until its rehabilitation by The
Art Organisation (TAO) this year. TAO respond to the
unique situation of a city in regeneration, negotiating
the use of empty buildings for use as rich and compelling
temporary space for artists and art. Liverpool is an
801-year-old city with a unique story. The intractable
relationship between Liverpool's maritime successes,
heavy bombing in WWII, slave history, diverse religious
demographics, extraordinary cultural diversity and long
economic decline make for a city loaded with ambiguous
social history. It provides fertile ground for creative
commentary at the CCP Car Park. Says co-Curator Hannah
Hull: "Coming from London, Liverpool feels like
a breath of fresh air for our artists. Liverpool is a
receptive place to be making art right now. There is
an artistic freedom here. We are excited to have this
opportunity to respond creatively to such a rich environment."
Curators Hannah Hull, Iavor Lubomirov and Jordan Dalladay-Simpson
are dedicated to allowing artists freedom to create
work in a range of challenging situations that are
relevant to their practice. Working in partnership
with TAO, they invited artists to match themselves
to this opportunity via an open brief. This allowed
an 'auto-curation' of site, producing work that could
not happen anywhere else.
Private View Thursday 9th October 6pm-9pm Open to public
Friday 10th October – Sunday 19th October 12noon-5pm
Notes to editors: •Goldsmiths' BA Fine Art alumna
Hannah Hull, self-taught artist Iavor Lubomirov and
Goldsmiths' MRes in Design student Jordan Dalladay-Simpson
all work together curatorially to provide genuine,
supportive and challenging opportunities for artists
from diverse backgrounds to create new work. They aim
to contribute towards the creation and preservation
of a sustainable climate for art. This year they have
worked with BAA and Goldsmiths, University of London
to develop an annual site-specific art commission for
Heathrow Terminal 5. The project is based on long-term
critical engagement and the provision of a supportive
and balanced learning environment for the student participants. •The
artists in Art in the Car Park originate from all over
Britain, as well as France, Bulgaria, Sweden and Canada.
Collectively they have studied at Goldsmiths, the Royal
College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Oxford, London
Metropolitan University, Kingston University and Norwich
School of Art and Design. They are all based in London. •More
information about The Art Organisation can be found
at: www.taoliverpool.co.uk •Images and interviews
available on request.
Contact: Hannah Hull
+44 (0) 79 3252 8888
until 30th October 2008
"MONUMENTS" - Terry Duffy
MONUMENTS appropriates the iconic Martins Bank building
in the centre of Liverpool, recognised as the largest
and most opulent banking hall in Britain. Duffy has created
a public domain for this vast installation within a famous
building that has been closed for years and will be closed
again once the exhibition is over.
With the collapse of global banking MONUMENTS has progressed
from one of the most significant venues to the most pertinent.
Opening times: Wednesday to Friday 12.00 - 5.00pm. Saturday
10.30-2.00pm and at other times by contacting: email@example.com
For organised groups: Other times are also available
by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information contact: Clare Sheppeard the
project coordinator via the website: www.monuments.eu.com
MOMUMENTS is supported by PH Holt Foundation Liverpool,
The British Art and Design Association London and
9 October – 9
by Caroline Black
@The Green Street
357 Smithdown Road
10 – 5 pm Mon – Sat
Private view Sat 11th Oct 6-8pm
‘ If clothing could speak, what would be revealed’
We all have a significant memory that involves a special
item or outfit, through the work the artist is investigating
and challenging our perceptions and our relationship
with our clothing.
In this new work Caroline is exploring the meaning, memory,
experience and value left in our favourite or special
items of clothing, and the time, repition and ritual
of the making process.
The work explores not only our personal memories attached to garments but the
physicality and intimacy of wearing clothing, and the history embedded into the
garment during the making process.
10th October – Sunday 19th October
in the Car Park, Liverpool
As part of the Liverpool Biennial 2008
October – Sunday
CCP Car Park, Duke Street, L1 5AA
Art in the Car Park is a diverse group show in response
to the CCP Car Park, Liverpool. The result is a body
of new artwork that weaves into the social, economic,
political, historical and geographical situation of the
site and the city at large.
In the 80s, CCP Car Park, based in the heart of Liverpool,
housed the offices of a car-sales business. After it
was abandoned, it remained dormant in the portfolio of
property developers until its rehabilitation by The Art
Organisation (TAO) this year. TAO respond to the unique
situation of a city in regeneration, negotiating the
use of empty buildings for use as rich and compelling
temporary space for artists and art.
is an 801-year-old city with a unique story. The intractable
maritime successes, heavy bombing in WWII, slave history,
diverse religious demographics, extraordinary cultural
diversity and long economic decline make for a city loaded
with ambiguous social history. It provides fertile ground
for creative commentary at the CCP Car Park.
Hannah Hull: “Coming
from London, Liverpool feels like a breath of fresh
air for our artists.
Liverpool is a receptive place to be making art right
now. There is an artistic freedom here. We are excited
to have this opportunity to respond creatively to such
a rich environment.”
Hannah Hull, Iavor Lubomirov and Jordan Dalladay-Simpson
artists freedom to create work
in a range of challenging situations that are relevant
to their practice. Working in partnership with TAO, they
invited artists to match themselves to this opportunity
via an open brief. This allowed an ‘auto-curation’ of
site, producing work that could not happen anywhere else.
Thursday 9th October
Open to public
Friday 10th October – Sunday 19th October
Notes to editors:
Goldsmiths’ BA Fine Art alumna Hannah Hull, self-taught
artist Iavor Lubomirov and Goldsmiths’ MRes in
Design student Jordan Dalladay-Simpson all work together
curatorially to provide genuine, supportive and challenging
opportunities for artists from diverse backgrounds to
create new work. They aim to contribute towards the creation
and preservation of a sustainable climate for art.
This year they have worked with BAA and Goldsmiths,
University of London to develop an annual site-specific
art commission for Heathrow Terminal 5. The project is
based on long-term critical engagement and the provision
of a supportive and balanced learning environment for
the student participants.
The artists in Art in the Car Park originate from all
over Britain, as well as France, Bulgaria, Sweden and
Canada. Collectively they have studied at Goldsmiths,
the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Oxford,
London Metropolitan University, Kingston University and
Norwich School of Art and Design. They are all based
More information about The Art Organisation can be
found at: www.taoliverpool.co.uk
Images and interviews available on request.
Contact: Hannah Hull
079 3252 8888
08 - 3 January 09
SINESTETICO (Albertin , Sassu , Scordo)
WATERMARKS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OPENING
The watermark, more than a name, symbol or signature
of the artist, is a process underlying copyright. With
the mass proliferation of images over the internet (apparently
in an uncontrollable unruly manner) the watermark seems
to bring means to an artistic form of protection.
Apparently nothing can prevent the copying of images
on the net. Even protected software (such as Flash, which
prevents copying) can always be bypassed with the print-screen
of the page.
But the found ways to curb hacking (with blurred images
and watermarks) only remove an essential component to
the image: the authenticity.
This brings to the images a second level: more than the
status of works of art, watermarks brings virtuality to
The watermark explains that what you see is not genuine.
And so no longer interesting.
But the watermark can be artistic. The UAVM Virtual Museum
presents 10 works of 10 artists who have focused on this
issue: Chia (Taiwan), Gianny Sutera (IT), Gruppo Sinestético
(IT), Henry Gwiazda (USA), Ida Julsen (Norway), Joseph
Jinson (India), Mike Davies (UK), Rui Fonseca (BR), Sarah
Boothroyd (Canada), Sebastien Seifert (Spain).
Digital watermarking is the process of embedding information into a digital signal.
The signal may be audio, pictures or video, for example. If the signal is copied,
then the information is also carried in the copy.
In visible watermarking, the information is visible in the picture or video.
Typically, the information is text or a logo which identifies the owner of the
media. When a television broadcaster adds its logo to the corner of transmitted
video, this is also a visible watermark.
In invisible watermarking, information is added as digital data to audio, picture
or video, but it cannot be perceived as such. An important application of invisible
watermarking is to copyright protection systems, which are intended to prevent
or deter unauthorized copying of digital media. Steganography is an application
of digital watermarking, where two parties communicate a secret message embedded
in the digital signal. Annotation of digital photographs with descriptive information
is another application of invisible watermarking.
file formats for digital media can contain additional
information called metadata, digital watermarking is
distinct in that the data is carried in the signal
The use of the word of watermarking is derived from the much older notion of
placing a visible watermark on paper.
(in Wikipedia )
Artist Virtual Museum (UAVM) presents the FONLAD festival,
promoted by the AAA-ARCA-EUAC Association and IC-zero
Association in November 08.
The program Festival has a exhibition at the Madeira's Biennale (1 Sept.
- 13 Oct. 08) and two on line exhibitions: in the site's festival (1 to
30 November 08) and the Watermarks exhibition at the UAVM (3 Oct. 08 to
3 Jan. 09).
1 September -31 November 2008
FONLAD - Digital Art Festival
The FONLAD's exhibition programme presents in 2008 a
exhibition at the Madeira's International Art Biennale,
between 1 Sept. and 13 October 08.
The selected artists are:
Agricola de Cologne (Germany, video); António
Azenha (Portugal, Photography and Performence); Ariane
Maugery (France, video); Ariel Artigas Severino (Uruguay,
digitial painting); Benvinda Araújo (Portugal,
photography); Boskizzi (Italy,photography); Fernando
Graça / Penousal Machado (Portugal, digital processing
image); Fernando Velazques (Uruguay, video); Gruppo Sinestético
(Italy, video performance); Henry Gwiazda (USA, video);
Irina Eduardovna (Russia, video); Jan Kuang-Chang (Taiwan,
video); Jessica Gomula (USA, photography); Jorge Simões
(Portugal, photography); José Higino (Portugal,
photography); José Pedro Reis (Portugal, video);
Lemeh 42 (Italy, video); Maro (Chile, digital painting);
Pato (Portugal, digital painting); Paulo Corte-Real
(Portugal, digital painting); Pesousal Machado ( Juan
/ Spain, digital processing image); Shawn Lawson (USA,
video); Vicky Brago-Mitchell (USA, digital processing
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