THE MANY FACES OF FRANCIS BACON
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Once more Hope Street Ltd will produce a show in partnership with Tate Liverpool as part of its Biennial Emerging Artists Programme, this year taking inspiration from the exhibition Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms, (18 May – 18 September).
The content of the show presented will be developed with Hope Street’s Emerging Artists as well as with the input and collaboration of other groups. Each group will contribute artistically with their strengths and interests, but Hope Street Ltd will work on the co-design and making of masks with Tate Liverpool’s Community Collective.
Masks will be key to the artistic concept as they are perfect to translate Bacon’s bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery, as well as to explore physicality and body in different ways, creating a different kind of ‘body consciousness’ aided by the masks’ restrictions.
Local community groups also involved in the project include:
RISEN, a dance company of adults recovering from addiction run by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre co.
RAWD, a performance group of adults with learning disabilities based on the Wirral.
4Wings, a group of refugees and asylum seekers doing drama based work.
LARA (Liverpool Asylum Seekers and Refugees) will gather a group of refugee volunteers to take part in the mask making.
Hope Street Ltd is an award winning arts organization dedicated to the development of artists, art forms and arts in the community. Established in 1988, it is an NPO of Arts Council England and funded through the Culture Liverpool Investment Programme. Hope Street’s internationally renowned Emerging Artists Programme runs for approximately six months every two years. This full-time programme provides participants with the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading artists, creating spectacular performances.
Supported by Tate Liverpool members