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14 September 2006 by Sam

Garteh Kemp in the Albany building exhibition

Gareth Kemp has been a very busy man. By day he works in the National Museums Liverpool handling team, who have had their work cut out preparing the John Moores 24 and Cape Farewell exhibitions for the Biennial. In his spare time not only has he organised a series of exhibitions around the grand hallways of the Albany Building in Old Hall Street for the Independents section of the Biennial, he has also painted a fair few of the artworks on display himself.

Gaerth is pictured, relaxing at last, in the Soup versus Gazpacho exhibition upstairs in the Albany Building. The show features work by Tate Liverpool staff on the Soup side facing work by National Museums Liverpool staff on the Gazpacho side. Contributors include information assistants, technical services staff, gallery attendants, admin staff, photographers and curators who work with some of the nation’s great collections every day. Has this inspired them to produce great works of art themselves? Well I was impressed. If you’re in the area why not have a look to see what you think. The exhibition is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm every day until 19 November 2006.

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