Liverpool Artists’ Network Meeting Sunday 11th June 2017 at The Walker Art Gallery, 2pm – 4pm.

The Walker Art Gallery is kindly hosting our next Liverpool Artists’ Network meeting, which is to be held on a sunny Sunday afternoon for a bit of a change this time.  I imagine the Walker itself needs no introduction to you but you may not be so well informed about its project in association with the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme. We’ve been invited to meet in the new resource area for the ‘Transparency’ exhibition on the first floor landing for an introduction to the project and a quick tour of the exhibition and then we will head down to a meeting room for the presentations.

The Liverpool Artists’ Network meetings are there for you to meet other artists, share ideas, get feedback, make connections and discuss collaboration opportunities.  It’s all very informal and usually ends with some of the group going to the pub for a few after.  As an attendee you are invited to speak to the room.  Maybe you have an idea that you want to sound out, or you want to start a specific project and you need to recruit people to work on it, or you’re an established organisation with services to offer artists.

We want you to make something happen.

We would like you to get in touch if you want to speak at the meeting, or if you really want to share something but you’re not the public speaking type, we can speak on your behalf, if you bring the details to the meeting.  Anyone who is interested in your idea can then speak with you in a more informal way after the presentations.

Please email liverpoolartnet@yahoo.co.uk  if you would like to speak at the meeting,

Here are some topics that have been discussed before:

New projects

Sharing resources

Research

Joint programming

Group exhibitions

Joint promotion

Please also let us know if you’re coming to the meeting – email liverpoolartnet@yahoo.co.uk.

The Walker Art Gallery‘s address is: William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL

Keep promoting Liverpool Artists’ Network.  The more members we can recruit, the better we can be. If you are talking about Liverpool Artists’ Network on Twitter please use the #LivArtNet hashtag.

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Notes from meeting 22nd March 2017 at Metal, Edge Hill Station 6.30pm – 8pm.

Notes from meeting 22nd March 2017 at Metal, Edge Hill Station 6.30pm – 8pm.

This is What Happened

Josie Jenkins started the evening by introducing LAN, explaining how LAN started and what it hopes to achieve. The network is there for you to meet help you engage with other artists, creative practitioners, and organisations in the hope that you will together make inspired creative things happen. LAN consists of a directory in the form of a web site, a forum, and meetings every 3 months.  LAN is not there to represent or promote artist and their work.

First speaking was Mary Jane from Metal, our hosts for the evening, introducing Metal and explaining who they are and what it is they do, which can be found out at: http://www.metalculture.com/about-us/liverpool/

Mary Jane spoke about the the Time and Space Residency, which are are open opportunities for artists working in all disciplines to access Metal’s spaces, the support of its staff. There are two application  deadlines each year, More details and how to apply can be found at: http://www.metalculture.com/artists-area/time-space/

Mary Jane then spoke about Future Stations, which are regular free networking events for artists and creative practitioners, with keynote speakers. For more information see:(http://www.metalculture.com/projects/future-station/)

Also was mentioned the Connect/Exchange Residency which support two artists who are pushing the boundaries of moving image, developing new, inspirational and challenging art. The artists taking part at the moment are Sabina Sallis and Kelvin Brown who later spoke about their work. More information about the residency can be found at: http://www.metalculture.com/projects/connectexchange-residency/

Claire Flin, who followed on from Susan Leach at the last LAN meeting, spoke about  a refugee exhibition that is being organised by locally based artists. The exhibition will be held at the Central Library during refugee week, June 2nd until June 21st. They would like to invite people to visit the exhibition and to submit work for consideration. They are also looking for schools to be involved in this child friendly exhibition. There will be 40% commision on all sales, with all the money raised going to a merseyside refugee charity. For more information contact Susan Leach: susan.madeleine.leach@gmail.com  or Claire Flinn: clareflinn@googlemail.com

Zuhause a project space that has recently opened in Gostins Arcade on Hanover Street in Liverpool, spoke next. ‘Zuhause’ is a free space for students to use and experiment in, whether that be hosting workshops or putting on exhibitions. They allow people to do what they want within the space as long as it can be done, to try to allow for the best creative output and learning experience. For more information contact: zuhauseliverpool@gmail.com

Ilan Sheady an illustrator and animator who is based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle spoke next. His company Ilanimation Studios works on everything from Children’s Books to commercial advertising. He also works under the banner of Uncle Frank Productions which specialises in the horror genre, creating posters, books covers, DVD packaging and character designs for independent projects in the industry.  He spoke at LAN to introduce himself, his work and to meet and possible work with like minded artists, writers, actors, composers, models and performers who have a passion and love for the macabre and fantastique. See Ilan Sheady work at www.unclefrankproductions.com and contact him at: hello@unclefrankproductions.com

Adrian Jeans spoke about a project he would like to launch, using windows across liverpool as pop up galleries and displays. Email Adrian if you would like more info and to be involved or if you have ideas/connections to arrange the use of empty shops adrianjeans@hotmail.com

Sabina Sallis and Kelvin Brown spoke next about their work and time on Metal’s Connect/Exchange Residency. Sabina Sallis is set to create a part factual/fictional video about a secretive poetic eco-terrorist society based in Liverpool, whose actions include activities such as guerilla gardening, seed bombing, ephemeral land-art and much more. Kelvin Brown intends to explore the possibilities of using speech within a musical framework, and the collective social and emotional responses to current geo-political events. Find out more about the artists, their work and the Connect/Exchange Residency at http://www.metalculture.com/projects/connectexchange-residency/#sthash.yHUm1bbR.dpuf

Alex Jones spoke next on the behalf of a small group of undergraduate researchers from Durham University. They are conducting a study into small-scale cultural activities in Liverpool. Examining how accessible the arts are to the people of Liverpool, how they are practised and ultimately how they are valued by both individuals in the city, as well as larger bodies. They were looking to meet and chat to people at the meeting for their research. john.a.jones@durham.ac.uk

Surtsey Projects were next to speak, they are an artist artist led project also based in the Gostins Arcade on Hanover Street. They invite two different artist with different work to collaborate in the space to create new innovative work together. you can get in touch with Surtsey Project at: surtseyprojects@gmail.com

John Elcock spoke about a second Open Studios event set for later in the year. His first Open Studios day, which was mentioned at a LAN meeting, was held for artists and makers across south Liverpool in May 2016. John would like to get some feedback from artists, about the event and if, when and how it should run this year.  Contact john at: john@johnelcock.co.uk

Keep promoting Liverpool Artists’ Network.  The more members we can recruit, the better we can be. If you are talking about Liverpool Artists’ Network on Twitter please use the #LivArtNet hashtag.

Liverpool Artists’ Network Meeting Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Metal, Edge Hill Station, from 6.30pm – 8pm.

We’re giving you plenty of notice for the next LAN meeting and Metal have kindly offered to host us this time.  Metal is a housed in the Edge Hill Station buildings, so pretty convenient if you’re coming on public transport.  There are regular trains from Lime Street Station.  In fact, Edge Hill is the world’s oldest active passenger railway station.  If you’ve not been to Metal before it’s a perfect opportunity to take a look and find out what goes on there.  Check out more on their website here http://www.metalculture.com/about-us/liverpool/.  Metal have all sorts of opportunities for local artists and they will tell us more about that in the meeting.

The Liverpool Artists’ Network meetings are there for you to meet other artists, share ideas, get feedback, make connections and discuss collaboration opportunities.  It’s all very informal and usually ends with some of the group going to the pub for a few after.  As an attendee you are invited to speak to the room.  Maybe you have an idea that you want to sound out, or you want to start a specific project and you need to recruit people to work on it, or you’re an established organisation with services to offer artists.

We want you to make something happen.

There will be tea and coffee available (biscuits if you’re lucky) and it is all free.

We would like you to get in touch if you want to speak at the meeting, or if you really want to share something but you’re not the public speaking type, we can speak on your behalf, if you give us all the details.  Anyone who is interested in your idea can then speak with you in a more informal way after the presentations.

Please email liverpoolartnet@yahoo.co.uk  if you would like to speak at the meeting,

Here are some topics that have been discussed before:

New projects

Sharing resources

Joint programming

Group exhibitions

Joint promotion

Please let us know if you’re coming to the meeting as well – email liverpoolartnet@yahoo.co.uk.

Keep promoting Liverpool Artists’ Network.  The more members we can recruit, the better we can be. If you are talking about Liverpool Artists’ Network on Twitter please use the #LivArtNet hashtag.

All the best

Notes from meeting 17th November 2016 at The Florrie from 6.30pm – 8pm.

Notes from Liverpool Artists Network Meeting – Thursday 17th November 2016

This is What Happened

Josie Jenkins did an intro about how LAN works.  The Network is there for you to meet help you engage with other artists and organisations in the hope that you will together make inspired creative things happen.

LIGHT NIGHT, Liverpool’s late night arts festival will be on Friday 19th May 2017.  Any venue can be in the listings.  The deadline for submissions is 12th Feb 2017.  Call 0151 478 4928 or email info@culture.org.uk for more details.  Submit your listing to http://www.culture.org.uk/lightnightsubmit .

Denise Jones from Liverpool Central Library is accepting proposals for light night exhibitions, entertainment to be held there.  If anyone would like to do something in or with Central Library then drop her a line at denise.jones@liverpool.gov.uk

Denise says – We are doing our first call out at Central Library for artists and performers for Light Night in May-there are various spaces that can be used and we are looking for something that has a hands on element such as a workshop , and audience or audience participation .Can be as creative as anyone likes and it would be a good showcase . In the past we’ve had dance in all forms, choirs , musicians, interactive ceramics, hat making workshops, costume making workshops, life size puppets, cosplay, film, digital installations and creative coding so anything goes .We like to have a full programme right up to 12am and we can accommodate multiple events, installations or performances.

Josie brought details from Nicola Roscoe-Calvert from the Not Just Collective, as Nicola was unable to make it.  Not Just Collective is a group of artists and creative practitioners based in, or connected to, the Liverpool area. The collective was formed by Liverpool Biennial volunteers who, having dedicated their time to the international festival, believed they should also support local creatives – including each other – in finding ways to showcase their work.   Not Just Collective’s next exhibition opens on the 2nd December, at Arts Hub 47, Lark Lane in Liverpool. Practitioners of The City is a week-long exhibition of works by four artists. Each explores the way in which they interact with the unique urban environment of Liverpool. While what brings the artists together is a shared sense of belonging to Liverpool, each has a drastically different understanding of the city, offering their own perspective on this historic, yet constantly changing, port city.  Not Just Collective hope you will come to the exhibition and speak with members of the group if you are interested in similar themes.  You can contact Nicola at nroscoecalvert@hotmail.co.uk

Tom Calderbank from The Florrie spoke about the history of the building and about their exhibitions programme.  Tom has been appointed Art Curator and launched their programme with two successful exhibitions from international artists Jimmy Cauty and Jamie Reed.  Tom wants the Florrie to engage with local artists and help to give representation to the local art scene.  If you are interested in this please contact Tom at  info@theflorrie.org  or tcalderbank@tiscali.co.uk

Barry Web spoke about a project he has in the Czech Republic.  Barry is an artist, musician and arts administrator living in Merseyside.  Barry would like to set up a cross border cultural project, based in Liverpool, but also taking place in the Czech Republic.  He has a house built on the site of an old monastery building in Nepomuk and hopes to restore the main room as an exhibition and performance space. Basic details about the place and area can be seen on his website www.klasterstudios.com.  If you feel this might be of interest, please email Barry at barrywebb@barrywebb.eu or INFO@KLASTERSTUDIOS.COM

Susan Leach brought details of a Refugee Exhibition that is being organised by locally based artists.  It is a chance for artists to make an individual statement about the current refugee crisis, in its broadest sense and the opportunity to have artwork shown in a different venue, and possibly to varied audiences (eg. Schools, churches, community groups…)  Also an opportunity to gain experience in setting up and publicising an exhibition.  They need names of people who are committed to helping set up the whole project and being involved at all levels and artists who want to show work and will put in a contribution of (at least) publicising, or something (could be artist talks etc).  They will be having a meeting at 6pm on Wed 7 December at the Baltic Social, Parliament St, L8 5RN.  You can contact Susan Leach at susan.madeleine.leach@gmail.com or Claire Flinn at clareflinn@googlemail.com

Angelica Vanasse from the Walker Art Gallery spoke about the Walker’s collaboration with the Arts Council Collections.  Angelica is Education Manager for the Arts Council Collections project.  During the programme of exhibitions the Walker want to engage with the local art community and they will be offering workshops and other events that will be of value to practicing artists.  They are interested in responding to your suggestions about what kind of events would benefit artists.  To give your feedback or to be added to the Arts Council Collections events and exhibitions mailing list, please get in touch with Angelica angelica.vanasse@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

 

Liverpool Artists’ Network Meeting Thursday 17th November 2016 at The Florrie from 6.30pm – 8pm.

Liverpool Artists’ Network Meeting

Thursday 17th November, 6.30pm

The Florrie

377 Mill Street, Liverpool. L8 4RF.

The number 82 bus stops on Park Road, close to Wellington Road junction. The Florrie is a 2 minute walk down Wellington Road, located on the corner of Mill Street.If travelling from Liverpool city centre, you can catch the 82 from the Liverpool ONE Bus Station.

For anyone who hasn’t been to a Liverpool Artists’ Network meeting before, the current setup is: we invite anyone who wants to, to present to the room.  Maybe you have an idea that you want to sound out, or you want to start a specific project and you need to recruit people to work on it, or you’re an established organisation with services to offer artists. For some, the Network is a way of starting relationships with other artists which may develop organically…. into something exciting.  Whatever the reason, it’s a great way to start a dialog which can continue after the speeches and beyond.  We’re trying a new venue this time and meeting at The Florrie. Tom Calderbank, Art Curator at The Florrie is keen to engage with local artists and will say a few words about the Florrie’s vision and possible opportunities for artists, as well as giving a tour around the building to anyone who would like to see more.  It’s an amazing building, you can find out more here http://www.theflorrie.org

There will be tea and coffee available and biscuits for early birds, all for free but we ask that you make a donation of £1 to help us cover the cost of room hire.

We would like you to get in touch if you want to speak at the meeting,  or if you really want to share something but you’re not the public speaking type, we can speak on your behalf, if you give us all the details.  Anyone who is interested in your idea can then speak with you in a more informal way after the presentations.

Please email liverpoolartnet@yahoo.co.uk  if you would like to speak at the meeting,

Here are some topics that have been discussed before:

New projects
Events for Liverpool Light Night
Sharing resources
Joint programming
Group exhibitions
Joint promotion

Please can you email liverpoolartnet@yahoo.co.uk to let us know if you intend to come so we have an idea of numbers. Keep promoting Liverpool Artists’ Network.  The more members we can recruit, the better we can be. If you are talking about Liverpool Artists’ Network on Twitter please use the #LivArtNet hashtag.

All the best

  

 

 

 

Liverpool Artists’ Network Meeting Wednesday 24th August in the Baltic Social from 6pm – 8pm.

Liverpool Artists’ Network Meeting

It’s meeting time, but this one’s a bit different…

We’re meeting on Wednesday 24th August in the Baltic Social from 6pm – 8pm.

It’s not the usual setup, no speeches, nothing formal.  Instead it’s a meeting for drinks, chat (call it networking if you like) and…. colouring!  Actually if you have something to share we won’t stop you getting up and saying a few words and of course bring info and leaflets etc if you have something to promote.

Come and be an un-serious artist with images courtesy of http://www.coloring-pages-adults.com and drawing paraphernalia courtesy of Cass Art.

Notes From Meeting Tuesday, 19 April, 2016 18:00

Liverpool Artists Network Meeting – Tuesday 19th April

This is What Happened (words by Kirsten Hawkins)

If Liverpool Artists’ Network has proven one thing, it has highlighted just how much is going on in the fringes of Liverpool’s artistic community. We are all used to consuming the happenings of well-known arts establishments, but the grassroots projects are where artists and art lovers need to be setting their sights for the coming season. Liverpool Artists Network has-been set up to provide a forum for ideas sharing and to ignite collaboration between artists.

Now, it may be that talking things through isn’t your forte, and if that is the case, good news, there are plenty of ways to get your hands dirty. For one thing, Wendy Williams welcomes participants to join the Old Co-op Project Space in St Marys Road, Garston. In essence, this is a large unit for use by artists. If you want to find out more, message the Old Co-op Project Space via their Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/The-Old-Co-op-project-space-963941863701073/info?tab=overview)

Being an artist is never the cheapest of pursuits and that is why Adam from Cass Art came to the rescue by alerting us to the new Cass reward card for artists. If you sign up, you will receive £10 for every £100 that you spend. Not feeling enough of a benefactor, Adam stressed that Cass wants to support your community projects, so if you are in need of art supplies for a special reason, it is worth mentioning this to Adam to see if Cass can help out. lslmgr@cassart.co.uk

Another of the unsung heroes of the Liverpool Art Scene is Dot-art. Many of you will have come across Dot-art before; they sure get up to a lot. Jess was at the meeting to clarify what goes on exactly, and you may be surprised by the scale of their operation.

  • They host a variety of art classes from jewellery making to life drawing, from holding photo walks to painting sessions.
  • They look after art sales in Rex, Bold Street and sell and exhibit artworks elsewhere
  • They have a gallery space in Queen Avenue near Castle Street and also studios in Waterloo
  • They can take care of your printing and framing needs

If one of these services has been on your wish list for a long time, then drop Jess a line:  jessica.fairclough@dot-art.co.uk

John Elcock attended the LAN meeting to spread the word about the South Liverpool Open Studios event on Sunday 8th May. It is the first one to happen in the south of the city, and involve artists letting members of the public visit their home workshops to see where the magic happens. For more information, check out www.slos.co.

In addition, John put forward another opportunity; this one is to exhibit at Jacksons as part of a window space mini gallery in this year’s Biennial.  This is ideal for someone who hasn’t the largest body of work but wants to put themselves out there. Visit www.onefifty.org

If you have already planned an exciting event to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial 2016, you need to make sure it is in the special Liverpool Biennial listings publication being produced by the Double Negative. Get all the details here: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2016/03/get-involved-liverpool-biennial-fringe/

The next LAN meeting date will soon be announced. In the meantime, keep in touch through Slack or email LAN with news of your projects, especially if you have found that LAN has helped you in any way. We’d love to hear about it! https://liverpoolartistsnetwork.org/contact/

Sign up with Slack to stay part of the conversation:  http://chat.liverpoolartistsnetwork.org/