Notes from the meeting Sunday 11th June 2017 at The Walker Art Gallery, 2pm – 4pm.

The meeting started in the resource area outside the current ‘Transparency’ exhibition, which is part of an exhibitions programme that the Walker is delivering in partnership with the Arts Council Collection.  Angie Vanasse from the Walker Art Gallery gave information about the Art Council Collection partnership programme and a short tour of the exhibition.  As part of the programme the Walker is providing workshops that are designed to be especially useful to artists, as well as open to the general public.  This has been very successful and LAN members are welcome to join the mailing list for the Programme to receive updates about future events.  Please email  ACCSessions@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk to get on the mailing list.

Josie from LAN gave info about the Network, why is was set up and what it aims to do.  The initial idea was to provide a platform for artists to build relationships that may result in exciting work and it’s important to keep that in focus when considering the success of LAN.  It’s not always an easy process, making connections with the right people for you.  Josie asked for feedback about the current format of the meeting and asked how the attendees would feel if a future meeting had more of a focus on artists presenting about their own work, rather than presenting about a project they wish to carry out.

If you have an opinion on this please respond via email.  We want to know what you think – liverpoolartnet@yahoo.co.uk

Liverpool Biennial 2018

Josie spoke briefly about Liverpool Biennial 2018.  The 10th edition of the UK biennial of contemporary art will be titled Beautiful world, where are you? and will take place from 14 July – 28 October 2018.  It might be time to start considering if you want to use the opportunity to facilitate an exhibition or event to run alongside the Biennial and how you might want to go about raising awareness of your event.  There are many ways this can be done aside from the usual advertising with Art in Liverpool. There have in the past been various printed publications about the exhibitions that happen on the fringes of the Biennial.  It may not be practical or desirable to print a publication with all exhibitions listed but working as a team, with joint advertising can have a great impact and allow you control over how your event or exhibition is presented to the public.

Adrian Jeans – Window exhibition project.

Adrian spoke about an idea that he has been developing, to use windows to display art.  He is interested in working with other people on this project and would like to arrange an initial meeting.  In the past Adrian has exhibited in a shop window in Chinatown and also in his own property window in a residential area in Kensington.  Both were very successful in terms of how many people they reached on a daily basis.  There is little effort required to maintain a window exhibition, for example no invigilation is needed, but the results can be very rewarding.  Adrian would like to hear from people who are interested in being involved in his project and also people who have ideas about window spaces that could be used.  Please contact him at

Kevin Casey  – “Shouldn’t Throw Stones”

Kevin presented his current work in progress “Shouldn’t Throw Stones” – (The view of a night watchman) to the group.  Kevin works as a Night Watchman at the Pilkington Glass former HWQ in St Helens and has been documenting the remains and archives of the site.  He is planning to produce a book and has been collaborating with a writer and graphic designer on the project.

You can see more about the project here:

http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2017/02/in-pictures-the-night-watchman-at-pilkington-glass/

Kevin asked for feedback about this work.  He is also looking for people who have worked at the Pilkington Glass headquarters in St Helens to take part by allowing him to photograph them on the site.  If you would like to contact Kevin please email him: info@lensbasedmedia.org

 

 

 

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