Gallery4allarts - Newsletter

Welcome to the 2008 Newsletter page!

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January-February-March, March-April -May, May-June -July, July-August-September, October-November-December

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March - April - May 2008


! Please, note that services for the Gallery4allarts 'Newsletter' distribution has now been closed until further notice. Sorry, for any inconvenience.


Saturday, 3rd May 2008

Gallery4allarts Closing event - Open day

@Ullet Grange, 36 Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 3BP
Closing event of the 3 exhibitions, which have taken place at the Ullet Grange, Liverpool, since early February and respectively March 2008:

"People and Love"- group exhibition and competition
(http://www.gallery4allarts.com/People%20and%20Love-exhibition.htm )
“ Alex Simpson” - Solo exhibition
“ Fanchon Fröhlich”- Retrospective
Read more about these shows on (http://www.gallery4allarts.com/exhibitions.htm)

Saturday 3rd May 2008, from 4pm until 8pm
Venue: Ullet Grange, 36 Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 3BP

The art exhibitions presenting works from 17 local and international artists:
Sue Ironfield, Rosemary Williamson, Alex Simpson, Ilsa Parry, Bev Jennings, me presents (Julie Ann Martin), Richard Ashworth, Elaine Stapleton, Natalie Rusell, Tony Kennedy, Nicole Bartos, Sarah Nicholson, Stephanie de Leng, Nagachoo, Andrea Szocs, Andras Koncz-Munich; Fanchon Frohlich.

A relaxing evening with art and music in the beautiful surroundings of the Grange; a good opportunity to meeting the artists, share ideas, network, relax. Bring a bottle!

Contact: 07756912911 or email to: nicole_b@gallery4allarts.com

Event organised by Gallery4allarts (www.gallery4allarts.com)
Supported by Ullet Grange



12th April –3rd of May 2008

“People and Love”

@Ullet Grange, Liverpool

Group exhibition and competition featuring local and international artists and showing: photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media and prints.

Click here for who the winners are, more details: artists' statements, images, etc.

Private View: 12th April 2008 4pm-7pm.
Sue Ironfield, Rosemary Williamson, Alex Simpson, Ilsa Parry, Bev Jennings, Julie Ann Martin, Julian Kimmings, Richard Ashworth, Nicole Bartos, Sarah Nicholson, Stephanie de Leng, Natalie Rusell, Elaine Stapleton,
Tony Kennedy, Nagachoo, Andrea Szöcs, Andras Koncz-Munich.
Exhibition dates: 12 April - 3 May 2008
Private View: 12 April 4pm-7pm
Vote your favourite artist: 4pm-4.50pm
Prize announcements & ceremony: 6pm-6.30pm

Venue: 36 Ullet Road, Liverpool, L17 3BP (by Sefton Park gates monument; junction of Ullet Road with Aigburth Drive)
Open for visits: Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm-6pm.
Closed: Monday & Wednesday.
Contact: 07756912911
E-mail: nbartos@gmail.com

Curator: Nicole Bartos
Event organised by Gallery4allarts (http://www.gallery4allarts.com) and supported by Ullet Grange.

Venue (residential area):
Ullet Grange,
36 Ullet Road,
L17 3BP

Note re: venue: 1875 Victorian mansion situated at junction of Ullet Road with Aigburth Drive, near Sefton Park Gates monument.

12th April – 3rd of May 2008

“Alex Simpson - exhibition”

@Ullet Grange, Liverpool

This exhibition presents a selection of works by artist Alex Simpson, based in Stoke-on-Trent, who has been part of the St. Ives artists’ community in the 70s. Born in Wigan, Alex has been working and living in Stoke-on-Trent for quite a while, dedicating his life to art, particularly to sculpture making, mixed media, woodcut prints and painting. With a great admiration for Brancusi’s art, Alex Simpson ha created a body of work that shocks through inspiration, beauty and quantity. Recently visiting his residence to meet with both artist and his art, I have found an almost monastic atmosphere, through its creative spirit that habits it, powerful energy that shaped ‘chef d-oeuvre’ profiles in sandstone, marble, wood and steel. This artist’s house and garden so full of artwork almost eliminated any comfort and the idea of a contemporary home; it has become entirely a huge studio and gallery space. It worth a visit at least. With constant exhibitions in London, Alex recently has become part of the Liverpool group exhibition and competition “People and Love” (same venue), and has won the public vote award.

Part of the exhibition are also 15 mixed media wooden boxes, mostly admired through their storry- telling, nostalgia or humor qualities. Some of these works are particularly created for children, to inspire, educate and bring joy. Following the instructions of the artist, these works have been hanged at young children's eye level.

People easily fall inlove with the work and the venue. (N Bartos)

Exhibition organised by Gallery4allarts (www.gallery4allarts.com).
Exhibition open until 3 May 2008.
Open for visits: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2-6pm.
Contact: 07756912911 or nbartos@gmail.com


May 2008 - a one day event

AIR - Arts in Regeneration

Belonging - The Gathering

Please click here to view details/leaflet.

Click here for a booking form to get a stall for the day.



@Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Standing Stones, by Liverpool-born international artist Terry Duffy, runs at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool from 26 April to 8 June 2008.
The title Standing Stones is a metaphor for humanity. It expresses Duffy's long-term fascination with humankind's legacy and the decisions made for good or evil by individuals, groups, societies and cultures. Duffy's work questions the very nature of painting by producing works of ambiguous and sculptural shapes.
In his work brush strokes all but disappear within a membrane of colour and the slightest scratch, blemish or incision becomes crucial.

Standing Stones will features a very new and fascinating diptych Somewhere between life and death we make decisions 2008. This diptych further demonstrates Duffy's fascination in experimenting in oils on sheer 'hot pressed board' which he rips away creating dynamic shapes that suggest the human form whilst retaining ambiguity.

Standing Stones will be the first of a series of exhibitions by Terry Duffy to be held at various venues in Liverpool during its year as European Capital of Culture.
Artists Talk: 21 May 2008 1pm on gallery. Limited places available, please call
in to the Walker or call 0151 478 4199
Free exhibition brochure: To receive an exhibition brochure free of charge please email with your name and address to info@british-art.org.uk/

Further information: Please contact Clare Sheppeard at The British Art and Design Association London: info@british-art.org.uk/

Artist’s website: www.terryduffy.info
Walker Art Gallery website page:

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Liverpool Admission FREE
Open 10am-5pm every day Information 0151 478 4191
Website liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Gallery Launch for Garston Cultural Village
@The New Slaughterhouse
Friday 11 April 2008

The New Slaughterhouse gallery celebrates its re-opening with an evening reception on Friday, 11 April. Special guests will include the Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Maria Eagle MP and Phil Redmond, Deputy Chair of the Liverpool Culture Company.

The contemporary art gallery has moved to 50 St Mary’s Road, Garston and will re-open with an exclusive Adrian Henri retrospective. Adrian’s career encompassed painting, poetry, performance, song and playwriting.
The Slaughterhouse exhibition brings together his interests, fascinations and loves, showcasing some of his better known works alongside a selection of drawings and prints. Broadcaster Roger Philips will give a tribute to Adrian and perform a poetry reading.

Previously at 73 St Mary’s Road, the Slaughterhouse has built a strong reputation as an innovative and exciting gallery and was recently listed as number 25 in the Liverpool Echo’s list of ‘100 reasons why Liverpool is so great’. The new premises allow greater exhibition space and there are plans for the venue to become a creative enterprise centre, promoting a range of locally produced arts and crafts under the banner ‘Made in Garston’.


Part of the Poetry in the City Festival

Update on Launch Performance of Complete Twentieth Century Blues by Robert Sheppard

This 350 page book is being published by Salt. Complete Twentieth
Century Blues is the definitive edition of a network of texts written
and assembled as a time-based project between 1989 and the end of the
last century. At its heart is an alternative history of the twentieth
century. This long-awaited volume is revised throughout, fully indexed,
and with many previously unpublished texts.

The appearance of legendary character from the pages of Twentieth
Century Blues.
Date: Monday, 14 April 2008 7:30pm
Location: Sandon Room, The Bluecoat
School Lane
United Kingdom
L1 3BX
Free Admission - But Ticketed; probably best to book at:
phone: 0151 709 5297

For details of the book see:


Gallery4allarts - workshops dates March/ April

'Life drawing and sketching' workshops will be available on the following dates.
Wednesday 2 April
Saturday 5 April
Wednesday 9th April

!Please, also note dates when these workshops are not available.

No workshops will take place on:
Sat. 22 March
Sat. 12 April

“Watercolour and Ink - painting techniques” from 14th and 18th of April.(updated 29th March)

See link for more details.

Workshops will carry on as usual after these dates.

See venue details.

Ullet Grange (near Sefton Park gate, at junction with Aigburth Drive)
36 Ullet Road,
Liverpool L17 3BP



11th of April - 10th of May 2008

Norman Ackroyd CBE, Jason Hicklin, Alistair Tucker

@ Editions Limited, 16 Cook Street, Liverpool, L2 9RF

The artists will be talking about their work at the Blecoat on Saturday 12thApril at 12pm in the Garden Room.

Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Monday o Friday; 11am-4pm Saturday

tel. 0151 236 4236, www.editionsltd.net


British Glass Biennale - Call for Entries

Calling all artists

This year the UK's premiere selling exhibition of contemporary glass has £14,000 in prize money to be won alongside its growing international status as the leading showcase for British based makers.

The British Glass Biennale is delighted to be working in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers to offer three prizes, with a student section incorporated for the first time. The British Glass Biennale Award is increased to £8000 for the 'best in show'; the Glass Sellers Award is worth £5000 and the Glass Sellers Student Award of £1000.

An expert panel will be judging the submissions; comprising:

Will Farmer Director, Fieldings Auctioneers
Deirdre Figueiredo Director, Craftspace
Jeremy Hunt Editor, Art & Architecture
Kim Mawhinney Curator of Applied Art, Ulster Museum
Angela Thwaites. Glass Artist

The names of the selected exhibitors will be published at the end of April 2008 with the prize winners announced at the Awards Ceremony on 21 August at the Ruskin Glass Centre.

In 2006 101 artists were selected to exhibit, with Max Jacquard winning the British Glass Biennale Award. This massive representation of established artists and emerging new talent not only offers a clear illustration of the strength of the current British glass scene, but also reflects an extraordinarily wide range of styles and methods of glass-making.

The Biennale is open to artists, designers and craftspeople, working in all areas of contemporary glass practice or using glass as a key design element. The exhibition has developed a reputation for displaying work that is rich and diverse in size, discipline and form; from intricate glass beads through to giant architectural kiln-formed pieces. Jurors will be looking for technical excellence and artistic quality.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm Friday 28 March 2008.

The exhibition starts on 22 August and is open 10am to 5pm daily until 28 September. Entry is free.

The Biennale is a highlight of the International Festival of Glass, a four-day public festival celebrating the rich and dynamic world of glass, taking place August 22 to 25 at locations across the Stourbridge Glass Quarter. www.ifg.org.uk

For further details and application forms please visit the 'How To Submit' page and download the Application Form and Artist's Information form.

Calling all film-makers!

Fancy being a part of queerupnorth International Festival 2008?

We are looking for short films to be screened at various venues throughout the city for the duration of the festival from 9-25 May 2008.

The film programme, just like the rest of the festival, is open to anyone regardless of sexuality – but all submitted films should have some queer relevance or content.

We’re interested in all sorts of work – documentary or fiction; narrative or experimental; any genre; any budget; and anything from 30 secs to 30 minutes long.

Films will be selected by a panel from queerupnorth & Girls On Film and the deadline for submissions is FRIDAY 18 APRIL 2008.

Unfortunately as we are a small team, we are unable to contact everyone who submits their work so if you not heard from us by Thursday 1 May 2008 you will have on this occasion been unsuccessful.

Please go to http://www.queerupnorth.com/submission_guide.php for submission guidelines & to download a Film Entry Form.

Then send your submissions to:

Jonathan Best, Artistic Director
Greenfish Resource Centre
46-50 Oldham Street
M4 1LE


Thursday March 27 2008

Late at Tate Liverpool - Abstraction to Distraction.

On the last Thursday of every month Tate Liverpool opens late for special events, music, food, drink and the best modern and contemporary art. This month’s Late at Tate, Thursday 27 March (18.00 – 21.00), is themed around Tate Liverpool’s current collection display DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century - How it looked & how it felt. Hear one of the artists from the Tate Liverpool collection display in conversation, be surprised by musicians in the galleries responding to abstract art and be distracted by a special one-off group performance relating to Rodin’s The Kiss. Stay to hear The Neil Campbell Collective perform a set inspired by the collection display complete with electric cello, processed classical guitar and wordless vocals.

Michael Craig-Martin is a conceptual artist particularly noted for his influence on the generation of YBA artists who emerged in the 1990s – many of whom he taught at Goldsmiths University. For this Late at Tate, Craig-Martin discusses his career to date with Achim Borchardt-Hume, Curator at Tate Modern, focussing on his work currently on display at Tate Liverpool - 4 Identical Boxes with Lids Reversed, while commenting on work by other artists in the display including that of Damien Hirst (18.00 – 19.30, £7, £5.50 concessions, £4 members). To book your ticket call Tate Liverpool on 0151 702 7400.

Elsewhere in the building, visual artist Claire Blundell Jones choreographs Kissing throughout the building. Kissing is a group performance piece that investigates whether a social sculpture of kissing looks as aesthetically beautiful as the same act portrayed in an artwork such as Rodin's The Kiss or whether it is just as repulsive as some people perceive kissing in public to be. Exploring the boundaries of personal space, alienation, restraint and the issues of public affection, couples and singles will be coming together from all over the country to unite in a Kissing performance that will transform Tate Liverpool’s gallery and non-gallery spaces for those who encounter it.

Members of CoMA North West will present Abstraction/Composition, music inspired by and related to works in Tate Liverpool’s current collection display – DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century - How it looked & how it felt. Composed by members of CoMA North West, the music will be performed by Richard Harding on guitar and Phil Hargreaves on soprano saxophone. Pieces include Concentric by L C Dunbar (based on Richard Long’s Small White Pebble Circles), Spatial Concept by Phil Hargreaves (based on Lucio Fontana’s Spatial Concept) and Number 23 by Phil Hargreaves (based on Number 23 by Jackson Pollock). CoMA was set up in 1993 to encourage and provide opportunities for amateur musicians of all abilities to take part in contemporary music making. As part of this commitment, CoMA commissions works from leading UK and international composers, works which are artistically challenging yet suited to the technical abilities of amateur ensembles.

Mellowtone DJs will warm up the audience with an array of tunes reflecting abstraction in the Tate Collection and will be followed by The Neil Campbell Collective who complete the night with a set inspired by the collection display featuring an electric cello, processed classical guitar and wordless vocals.

18.00 – 19.30 Artist Talk: Michael Craig Martin and Achim Borchardt Hume (Auditorium)
18.00 – 19.30 Abstraction/Composition CoMA Performances (Galleries)
18.00 – 20.00 Mellowtone DJs (Foyer)
19.30 – 21.00 Kissing (Foyer & Stairwells)
20.00 – 21.00 The Neil Campbell Collective (Foyer)

from 3rd of April 2008

Anthony & Nathan Pendlebury
@Gostins Gallery, Liverpool
Exhibition of art by Anthony & Nathan Pendlebury, at the
Gostins Gallery, Liverpool, UK. Private View 6-9pm on 3rd April.

Nathan Pendlebury

until 4th April 2008

@Joe Hill Gallery, KUC
Westhead Avenue, Kirkby

The artists:
Simon Yorke, David Donnelly,
Joe Ankrah, Clifford Sayer,
Stephen Collette, Kuhns Tryptch

Exhibition opens to the public 29th February to 4th April 2008
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm – Except Bank Holidays

Simon Yorke
Simon Yorke is a local artist who was born and raised on the Wirral. He studied Fine Art at John Moores University, graduating with a BA( hons) degree in 2005. Simon concentrated on abstract painting whilst studying for his degree. Using pigment, texture and colour on large canvases he portrayed emotions and experiences while travelling South East Asia.
For his Post-Graduate studies Simon attended Central Saint Martins (London), graduating at Westminster in July 2007. He has had a number of exhibitions in the past year, four in London, one in Paris and two locally at the Crown Plaza and the Albert Dock. For his Post-Graduate studies Simon concentrated on large mono-chromatic portraits of the homeless, working with a number of charities to raise awareness of homelessness.

Capitalists of Culture Ltd
9 Sandy Road
Seaforth Village
L21 3TN


Saturday 29 March 2008, Liverpool


An Off-Site Project as a response to the work TRUTH SERUM in sk-interfaces,

Commissioned by The Arts Catalyst

This is a call to join the Office of Experiments (set up by the artist Neal White) in an artwork that is also a cultural experiment in consensual self-experimentation. The project seeks to highlight the case of artists such as Steve Kurtz and Critical Art Ensemble, and their persecution in the USA, which marks an ever-increasing creep of the security state into the nervous system of culture.

The experiment will involve individuals coming to a central Liverpool location (to be disclosed just prior to the experiment) and taking part in a short psychological experiment based on substantiating TRUTH lasting around 10 minutes. The whole experience should take no longer than 30 minutes in total and participants can choose to opt out at any time. Enquirers will be given more information about the experiment prior to confirming their participation.

The first experiment will be conducted in Liverpool on Sat 29 March 2008. If you would like to participate or get more information about the experiment, please email randy@o-o-e.org or via The Arts Catalyst's website www.artscatalyst.org

Thursday 3 April 2008

FREE Collector’s Event

@bluecoat display centre two
Thursday 3 April 2008 from 2.30 -3.30pm.

Four short presentations to assist with the appreciation of
collecting contemporary handmade glass.

Speakers will include:
Karl Harron, Irish glass artist
Amanda Notarianni, North West based glass artist
Teleri Lloyd-Jones, Editiorial Assistant Crafts magazine
Peter Woods, Collector & Merseyside Representative for the Art Fund

To reserve your free place, please contact us via the email addresses
or telephone number given below.

bluecoat display centre two
54 hanover street
liverpool L1 4AF
Tel : 0151 7091555






Exhibition runs 14th march - 30th march

45 mersey view,waterloo, l22 6qa 0151 931 1100



New Art Workshops - Leisure classes

Gallery4allarts offers a series of art workshops in 2008. All levels welcome.Booking in advance.

Contact: 07756912911 or nbartos@gmail.com


Gallery4allarts - Calls for entries and guest artists' submissions 2008

Dates extended until 1 April 2008

Artists are welcome to submit artworks as guests of the gallery and also, for future exhibitions in response to the following themes:
People and Love - All forms of 2D and 3D art welcome.
Liverpool’s parks, gardens and wild life - All forms of 2D and 3D art welcome.
Abstract painting
Miniature painting
Decorative Art an Craft
Meditation and Peace - All forms of 2D and 3D art welcome.

Entries are welcome particularly for ‘People and Loveexhibition.

All work submissions by the 1st of April please, by post (CD), email:

submissions_43@gallery4allarts.com or by appointment( call 07756912911), arranging to drop in with the work at the venue listed bellow.

There willl be a selection and also a prize winner for each theme/show in part (£50) and the entrants will be noticed of the final results by email/post. Please, note that there is a entry fee/artist: £15/artist.

Venue :
Ullet Grange, 36 Ullet Road, Liverpool, L17 3BP.

More details and updates, on:


Please note: the closest confirmed exhibition is "People and Love" which will open on 12th of April 2008,

at the: Ullet Grange, 36 Ullet Road, Liverpool, L17 3BP.

Read press release.


Fanchon Frohlich - Retrospective Exhibition - until 12 April 2008

@ Ullet Grange, 36 Ullet Road, Liverpool

Read 'Press release'. Please, click here to read printable version.

Read "Neural Supernovae" by Jeremy Reed (about Fanchon Frohlich):

See Fanchon Frohlich retrospective exhibition photo album with some selections from the opening and exhibition. See exhibition details below by browsing down the page; More images will follow soon.

"Neural Supernovae"

"Fanchon Fröhlich’s paintings are essentially neural, in that their explosive delivery of colour maps out work that takes its direction from inner landscapes given the form of abstract configuration. With a background in linguistic philosophy and science, Fanchon began painting at the Liverpool College of Art, largely as a figurative artist, before her seminal involvement with the etcher S.W. Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris, an experience that radically challenged her formative experiments with figurative painting, and transformed her into the liberated proponent of abstract expressionism who we know today. Only a small number of Fanchon’s early works have survived, but amongst them is the achingly sensitive portrait of her late husband, the physicist, Herbert Frohlich, shown here, as a superb example of her ability to bring the complex inner thinker to light, so that we the viewer are confronted directly with the man’s characteristic preoccupation with thought processes, as his means of connecting with the quantum universe by way of physics.
Part of Fanchon’s greatness lies in her ability to continually reinvent herself as an artist. Her writings on philosophy, science and art, her immense European culture, that also takes in the work of the American abstract expressionists, as well as the Japanese influences on her art, initiated by a period of work with Goto San in Kyoto, have all combined over the years, to the continuous and lively remaking of her art as the dominant expression of a life committed to imaginative creativity.
In 1991, Fanchon always in search of the new founded the Collective Phenomena, an art movement characterised by having several painters working abstractly together on a surface that takes its force from concentrated spontaneity within the participants, the activity often being performed live to the accompaniment of Lawrence Ball’s extempore piano music. The work of the Collective Phenomena, beautiful, disturbing, powerfully conflicting and neurologically menacing, is integral to the provocatively challenging retrospective of an artist at last coming up for serious consideration as a major painter.
Fanchon’s connections to Liverpool too, as the concealed city buried in the subtext to her art, forms another important aspect of her creative growth as an artist, right from her early years of studying at the Liverpool College of Art, to assimilating the city’s indigenous culture into the textural density of her work as place, no matter how abstractly overwritten. Her work, always celebratory in tone and driving in energy, is the unstoppable example of an artist working with courage at the edge, and one who is prepared to accept all experience as subject matter for art, and to compound the risks proposed by pioneering into adventurous experimentation. I would point for example to the painting Visual Music V11 Lyrical Moon, a collaboration between Fanchon and Sylvie Le Seac’h, as a superb instance of the collective method, in which intense colour mixed with acute sensory experience, come together as the fusion of energies instrumental to creating a spontaneous work of visionary intensity. But for all Fanchon’s education in philosophic and scientific disciplines, the work is never prohibitively cerebral, but always moves seamlessly from mental conception to imaginative expression without trace of interruption.
Almost entirely conceived in Liverpool, in a studio with aerospace-silver walls, high up in her old 19th century house on Greenheys Road, Fanchon Fröhlich who works in a light peculiar to her adopted city, has produced a highly original body of work, edgy, impacting, colourful, energised, and totally, unapologetically the real thing."

Jeremy Reed


23rd March - 20th April 2008


@ The Kitchen Gallery, Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Runcorn

Private View Sunday 23rd March 1.30-4.
Exhibition continues to 20th April.
Opening times: Fri-Sun 1.30-4.30 and by appointment.
Paint is fascinating and flexible stuff.
The work on show displays the plurality of ideas and practices among the
regions artists. They utilise the medium in diverse ways; whether
“ figurative” or “abstract”, “naive” or “conceptual”, each artist
approaches their subject with diligent attention to their particular
process. Featuring Elaine Fox, Jane Hughes, Stanislaw Krakiewicz, Treena
Markland, Sue Millburn and Geoff Molyneux.

Entry fee to Gardens Adults £4.95, Children/concs. £3.25/ under 5s free.
For FREE Entrance please RSVP to the contact details and get your name
on the guest list (normal Norton Priory entrance fees will apply otherwise).
Visit the website for further details and directions to the Gallery.

The Kitchen Gallery
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
Tel: 01928 577 487/ 0151 733 5986/ 0772 987 3001






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