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All ready for the Liverpool Biennial!

14 September 2010 by Lisa

Detail of a brightly coloured oil painting

Detail of ‘For Your Pleasure’ by Philip Diggle, one of the 45 shortlisted artists for the John Moores Painting Prize exhibition.

We have a wealth of exciting art on display for you during the LiverpolBiennial from Saturday 18 September – 28 November 2010. Most exhibitions will be on show at the Walker Art Gallery. With everything from full exhibtions of contemporary paintings to individual video installation pieces, you can explore a variety of mediums that make up contemporary art today.

All the following exhibtions and one-off pieces will be on show during the Biennial and some will continue beyond this period:

John Moores Painting Prize exhibition – Now, in its 53rd year the competition boasts a roll call of esteemed winners, including David Hockney and Peter Doig. Almost 3,000 entrants submitted work in the hope of winning the first prize of £25,000. Forty five works are included in the exhibition. More information here.

Wolfgang Tillmans – Look out for Tillmans’ stunning photographic interventions around the gallery, showing the Turner Prize winning artist’s very personal response to the Walker Art Gallery’s distinguished permanent collection. More information here.

Marcus Coates: Journey to the Lower World – A unique video artwork featuring residents from a tower block awaiting demolition who watch with a mixture of anxiety, faith and good humour as Coates performs a shamanic ritual. More information here.

The Temple of a Thousand Bells by Laura Belém – Situated at The Oratory in St James’ cemetary (not at the Walker Art Gallery), this evocative and poignant artwork features a thousand hand-blown glass bells and polyphonic sounds. More information here.

All exhibitions are free and you can download a Biennial map to explore the rest of the art in the city.

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