50 Parr St Artists Exhibiting at Albert Dock

50parratalbert.jpgIts all happening down at rthe dock these days, good to see, hope it continues.

A group of artists from Liverpool’s 50 Parr Street Studios are launching a new exhibition – ‘From One Address’ – at the Albert Dock on Thursday 29 March 2007 18.00 – 20.30

The 50 Parr Street Studios collective is working with the Albert Dock Company to showcase the work of thirteen locally based illustrators, painters and sculptors within the Grade 1 listed visitor attraction.

The new exhibition, which runs from 29 March – 26 April 2007, is located within the Albert Dock’s Colonnades area, just metres from an exhibition by online art space Liverpoolgallery.com, Tate Liverpool and the many art shops at the Dock including Liverpool Pictures and Art 4 You.

Established for over five years, the studios at 50 Parr Street have played a pivotal role in the Liverpool Art Scene. Following the closure of many artists’ studios around the city, 50 Parr Street has fought to remain open. The workshops provide a much needed space for local independent artists of varying backgrounds and experiences.

Many Parr Street artists have a keen following by private collectors and often make work to commission, such as for Aintree Racecourse.

The exhibition ‘From One Address’ reflects the varied individual styles and outlooks of the thirteen artists involved, and attempts to portray the creative melting pot that is 50 Parr Street Studios.

The opening of ‘From One Address’ at the Albert Dock follows the highly successful launch of Site, a major new art gallery curated by Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, situated within the Dock’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

This partnership-working with local arts organisations ties in with the Albert Dock’s focus on leisure and tourism. The Albert Dock Company is building on the attraction’s strong cultural visitor experience by exhibiting the work of Liverpool’s vibrant art scene within a World Heritage waterfront setting.

Ian Brown, Director of the Albert Dock Company says, “Our aim at the Dock is to constantly improve the experience for visitors. By opening up many of our units to local artists we are providing a high profile platform for much of Liverpool’s exciting home-grown artistic talent. We have another exhibition launching soon organised by Markmakers, the Halton-based contemporary Artists’ Collective.