29 January 2018

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Sean Scully Returns To Newcastle And Liverpool For Major Retrospective Exhibitions

The international abstract  painter Sean Scully will be exhibited across the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University from 10 February – 28 May 2018.

14 November 2016

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Bluecoat Liverpool UK’s Oldest Arts Centre Announces 300th Anniversary Programme

The UK’s oldest arts centre and Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts, the Bluecoat announces a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate their 300th anniversary of its landmark building in 2017.

11 October 2015

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MBE dancer teams up with Ansuman Biswas for installation

Bisakha Sarker: Do not yet fold your wings The Bluecoat, Liverpool 17 Oct – 22 Nov 2015 Open daily 10am – 6pm. Free. (picture credit Simon Richardson) A dancer and choreographer who was recently awarded an MBE for services to dance has teamed up with visual artist Ansuman Biswas to create a movement-inspired video installation. Commissioned by Bluecoat, […]

14 July 2015

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RESOURCE at Bluecoat, Liverpool

Picture credit: Jack Brindley, ‘Original Copy’ installation view, Cactus Gallery, 2015; Photographer Harry Meadley An exhibition examining the usefulness of art and twenty-first century arts centres is to open at Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts. Featuring work from a wide range of UK-based artists RESOURCE is inspired by the 1927 founding manifesto of […]

2 April 2015

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Peter Blake Launches Razzle Dazzle Ship In Liverpool

The  First World War Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool have launched ‘Everybody Razzle Dazzle’, Sir Peter Blake’s ‘dazzle’ commission, in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool. This is third in the series of Dazzle Ship commissions, following Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour l’Edmund Gardner Ship / Liverpool. Paris 2014 by Carlos Cruz-Diez on the Liverpool Waterfront, and […]

27 September 2014

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Homotopia Announces Events Line Up For 2014 Liverpool Festival

Having secured Homotopia’s future for another 3 years, with renewed Arts Council support, the event, this year presents a 2014 festival packed with exciting national premieres (DV8), regional firsts (Andy Warhol and Catherine Opie exhibitions) unique collaborations (Fenella Fielding and Le Gateau Chocolat) and exclusive appearances (Terence Davies) that appeal to audiences gay and straight […]

4 July 2014

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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Takes The Ferry Cross The Mersey

The amazing Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, the UK’s most accessible and outright fun art fair takes the show on the road, this weekend visiting Liverpool for the first time as part of the opening of the Liverpool Biennial which begins on 5th July. By linking up with this international arts extravaganza, the Vauxhall Art Car […]

9 November 2013

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April Ashley Exhibition Uncovers Personal Accounts Of British Transsexuals

The previously unseen private archive of April Ashley MBE is exhibited alongside twenty new oral histories from individuals across the gender spectrum to explore changing social and legal conditions for all British transsexuals. Born in Liverpool in 1935, April, a former Vogue model and actress was one of the first people in the world to […]

4 February 2013

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Yoko Ono’s Skyladders In Exhibition At Liverpool’s Walker

Yoko Ono is represented along with other important contemporary artists in a new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool from 2 February 2013. ‘New Works at the Walker’ consists of more than 50 works from the gallery’s own collection and includes pieces by Anish Kapoor, Paula Rego, Wolfgang Tillmans and winner of the […]

24 January 2013

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Mark Leckey Curates The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

The Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey curates The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, the latest of Hayward Touring’s artist-curated exhibitions. Opening at the Bluecoat, Liverpool on 16 February 2013, the exhibition includes work by Thomas Bayrle, Louise Bourgeois, William Blake, Prunella Clough, Jim Shaw and Tøyen. The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things explores the tenuous […]

11 January 2012

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Banksy Falsely Identified

New Liverpool ‘Banksy’ turns out to be a fake Just weeks after a Banksy artwork had been identified in Liverpool’s city centre, Liverpudlians were once again titillated by the prospect of having another. At first glance, the black-and-white image of a slouching man in a hoodie and tracksuit bottoms, trailing a plug, seemed to bear […]

16 December 2011

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Liverpool’s New Banksy Vandalised By Feuding Rival

Banksy image of a biplane leaving a trail of smoke in Liverpool has been vandalised by long-term and bitter rival King Robbo The new Bansky work of a biplane leaving a trail of smoke across the wall of a car park in Liverpool city centre has been vandalised by a rival graffiti artist King Robbo. […]

16 December 2011

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Banksy Work Highlights Church Abuse Scandal

Latest Controversial Sculpture Unveiled At Walker Art Gallery Liverpool Banksy has had a history of altering or adding to works of art in British museums, for over a decade. This time his target was The The Walker Art Gallery, where he has unveiled a new addition to its collection this week. The sculpture takes the […]

14 December 2011

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Banksy Gives Christmas Present To Liverpool

New Painting on car-park wall included on official website A new work of art thought to be by the street artist Banksy has been found on a street in Liverpool’s city centre. The mural was painted on the side of a building and shows a sky writing biplane drawing a heart in smoke. It appeared […]