Posts tagged with 'biennial'
9 November 2012 by Kay
This year’s Biennial theme – Hospitality and the Unexpected Guest – made me think of this great object in the Museum of Liverpool’s collection. It is a plaque awarded to the City of Liverpool by Dutch reality TV programme ‘Nu we er toch zijn’.
A film crew from the show travelled around the country to determine how hospitable certain cities were. They would knock on stranger’s doors and ask if they could stay the night! Liverpool, of course, was one of the few cities to receive the gold award. The programme showed some great Liverpool characters and proved what a friendly and hospitable city we are.
29 October 2012 by Laura
Media office volunteer, Louise Beard, has taken a look at a weekend of debate and workshops on the future of paint and the John Moores Painting Prize:
Every two years, Liverpool platforms a showcase of contemporary art in the Liverpool Biennial. The John Moores Painting Prize is an important part of this, plucking out some of the best contemporary painting work in the UK. Read more…
30 August 2012 by Ann
Liverpool is a city steeped in maritime history. But while you might expect to find tales of smuggler’s coves and bravery at sea in Merseyside Maritime Museum, the city itself can surprise you with many stories of its seafaring and merchant links.
I was recently introduced to Helen Fowler from The Monro pub on Duke Street and after a quick coffee and a chat I discovered not only were The Monro hosting an installation for Liverpool Biennial , but it is also a building bursting with historic tales to tell . I found out about the steam ship which it is named after and its former owner Colonel John Bolton . He was the most wealthy Liverpool merchant of his generation and no doubt inspired George Holt who lived just across town at Sudley House in Mossley Hill. Read more…
I’m looking forward to BBC 2 screening Show Me the Monet from this Monday after organising and supervising the marathon filming sessions over a January weekend.
A film crew filled three of our galleries at the rear of the Walker Art Gallery to film this competition show being screened at 5.15 pm every weekday night from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May.
In a nutshell it involves artists being grilled about their artworks by three critics – David Lee, Charlotte Mullins and Roy Bolton (pictured left to right). The aim is to be included in an exclusive exhibition at the Royal College of Art, next to London’s Albert Hall. Read more…
17 September 2010 by Lisa
The announcement of the winner of John Moores 2010 was made last night by acclaimed painter and competition judge, Alison Watt to a rapturous response by the private view audience and the press. Described by fellow judge, Sir Norman Rosenthal, as the ‘Oscar of the British painting world’ the John Moores Painting Prize was awarded to Keith Coventry for his painting ‘Spectrum Jesus’. This haunting portrait in shades of dark blue invites you to get up close so you can peer into its dark depths! Read more…
15 September 2010 by Lisa
It’s official: I’m giddy with excitement as tomorrow I will be part of making history!
For the first time in its 53 year history, the announcement of the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize will be broadcast live on the internet. It means that this usually exclusive event will be open to all – so why not throw your own private view at home, just add friends and canapés!
I’ll be there with my laptop making sure it is broadcasting for you on time, so see if you can spot our judges Alison Watt, Gary Hume, Goshka Macuga, Ged Quinn and Sir Norman Rosenthal as they attend this exciting opening event. Read more…
14 September 2010 by Lisa
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: Read more…
Introducing the talented Cornelia Baltes, one of the 45 artists shortlisted for the ‘John Moores Painting Prize‘.
The photograph above was taken at a press call yesterday, when Cornelia painted the black outline of the hand straight onto the walls of the Walker Art Gallery.
‘THERE YOU ARE!’ is an abstract painting on canvas accompanied by the giant hand pointing down towards it.
Cornelia had a practice run before she was brave enough to put paint to wall, but once she was ready the hand appeared in just a few brush strokes. Read more…
There was a great article in the Liverpool Echo last weekend on the history of the John Moores Painting Prize. It included some fantastic archive pictures of John Moores competitions over the last 53 years. One that didn’t make it into the article is the photograph below. The image is of the judging panel from the 1985 competition. The eagle-eyed will spot Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota on the far right. The winner that year was ‘Oriental Garden’ by Bruce Mclean. Read more…