Posts by Billy
Liverpool Biennial finishes this Sunday, 26 November 2006, which might explain why the Walker Art Gallery was so busy when I was in this lunchtime.
‘Red Reflection’, Graham Crowley, John Moores 24
After looking at Sam’s photos of the Lutyens model on our flickr account I came across this photograph recently posted by Andrew Cullen. It shows Antony Gormley‘s ‘Another Place’ sculpture on a beach in Belgium shortly before it was moved to its current home in Crosby.
Andrew had made the trip specifically to see the sculpture but arrived too late (the website had the wrong information, would never happen here of course…). Fortunately Andrew was able to see and photograph the sculpture recently in Crosby. Read more…
Last week Ann Bukantas gave a gallery talk at the Walker Art Gallery looking at her experience of the judging process for John Moores 24. Ann was one of five jurors for the competition, alongside artists Sir Peter Blake, Jason Brooks and Tracey Emin and Director of Visual Arts at the British Council Andrea Rose.
The talk provided interesting answers to many questions including ‘What do the jurors do if they recognise a particular artist’s work?’ and ‘How is the final decision on the first prizewinner reached?’. Read more…
Also at the Walker Art Gallery for the announcement of the John Moores 24 Visitors’ Choice award were Ian and Minako from Art in Liverpool.
They were taking the opportunity to view a slideshow of images from their Digital Show online exhibition which are available to view in the Walker until the end of the Liverpool Biennial (26 November 2006).
There are 200 images in the online exhibition created by 133 artists from 25 countries using a variety of digital methods. Read more…
Artist Nicholas Middleton was at the Walker Art Gallery this lunchtime to collect a £1000 cheque from Fine Art Curator Ann Bukantas as the winner of the Visitors’ Choice award for John Moores 24 for his painting ‘Scene From a Contemporary Novel‘.
The monochrome photorealist painting was a runaway winner of the award, receiving 709 votes out of 5063 cast by visitors to the exhibition. Runners-up were Graham Crowley for ‘Red Reflection‘ and Gary ‘Dollman’ Sollars for ‘When I Grow Up I Want To Go In There‘. Read more…
8 November 2006 by Billy
We’ve already brought you Paul O’Keeffe’s artwork of the month talk on John Moores 24 first prizewinner ‘Before Vermeer’s Clouds’. Last week, the artist himself, Martin Greenland, visited the exhibition to give a talk on the painting (mp3/transcript/links).
Over 45 minutes Martin discusses recurring themes in his John Moores entries, the decision to show his work without a frame, visions of Heaven, the Lake District, Exeter and the colourful Islamic architecture of Samarkand.
7 November 2006 by Billy
Related Cape Farewell displays at the Walker Art Gallery will still close on 26 November 2006.
25 October 2006 by Billy
Paul discusses the controversy that the sculpture caused when it was first exhibited (alongside a version of the Walker Art Gallery‘s ‘Tinted Venus‘) in the 1862 Great Exhibition. His talk also looks at the complicated commissioning process for the sculpture and the Greek legend of Pandora.
The Little Artists, who worked with the Walker Art Gallery to produce the lego Art Craziest Nation display and helped develop interpretation for the children’s gallery Big Art for Little Artists, have launched their redesigned website.
The new site lets you ‘find out about the artists Cake and Neave, their ideas, exhibitions and capers, and also see their Art for sale. There are also activities, an interactive gallery and an opportunity to send in your own artwork’. Read more…