Just in case you think I’ve been taking it easy lately, here’s 5 quick reviews of shows I’ve been to recently…
Community College HNC/D Fine Art Degree Show
The small group of students completing this course have called themselves ‘Decimus‘ and are exhibiting their work at St Brides Church in Catherine St until June 24th. Its worth going just to look around this impressive old building which perhaps is a bit big for a show this size, the artwork’s not bad either. Just wish there was more of it.
‘Aesthesis and Persona’
At Blackburne House until June 29th a good show of works by Liverpool based women artists curated by Nicole Bartos.
Jo Raven has already written an excellent review for Catalyst Media, I recommend you read it.
Arena Art Fair
A group of artists based at Arena and other local studios are now holding regular Art Fairs. The latest was last Saturday/Sunday. There’s a good mix of works including Roy Munday’s oils and prints, photography by Liam Crawley and Gareth Jones, sculptures and lots more. I’ll take proper notes next time (July 30/31st).
River Festival Photographic Exhibition
After calling at Arena then touring the River Festival in the Saturday heat I managed to sneak into The Liver Buildings Atrium to take a look at the exhibition which always coincides with the River Festival. Some excellent images here, mostly of Liverpool, amazing how people come up with fresh views of such familiar places.
Runs until July 2nd (weekdays only)
Liverpool University Members Exhibition
In Senate House until July 8th. The annual exhibition of works by staff members (and some students and associate members). The usual mix of styles and standards. Some nice watercolours and drawings.