Still details to be confirmed and expanded but its great news that Greenland Street is, as promised, continuing on a permanent basis and not just for Biennials.
Watch this space for further news. The focus at present is on more construction work with things starting to open up in the Spring.
Liverpool’s new modern art centre announces 2007 programme
Greenland Street – Liverpool’s major new contemporary arts venue – will re-open in 2007 with an exciting programme of events focusing on the process and production of modern art.
Since its launch in September 2006, over 12,000 people have visited Greenland Street from across the world. The arts centre, which consists of three enormous former industrial buildings, was set up by James Moores through A Foundation to revitalize Liverpool’s contemporary art scene. Greenland Street focuses on developing new commissions and contributing towards a greater infrastructure for the visual arts within the city.
January- April 2007: ‘Construction’
Construction of Studio Spaces – to house Liverpool’s first contemporary Artists’ Residency Scheme. Local, regional and international artists will be able to work at Greenland Street in the purpose-built studio units. The Residency Programme is due to launch in April 2007.
Artists’ Bookshop – Greenland Street’s new bookshop will specialise in international publications and art periodicals. Based in the café area, it will provide a valuable resource to local artists.
Building Development – Work to extend access to The Furnace, The Blade Factory and The Coach Shed – the extensive buildings which make up Greenland Street – will continue.
May – August 2007: ‘Process and Production’
Lisa Cheung Residency – Working with Arts in Regeneration and Liverpool allotments, Lisa will develop a unique community based project which will culminate in a public feast for all to enjoy.
Major Artists’ Workshop – Ten Liverpool artists will work with fifteen international artists from Bangladesh, India, China and Brazil for two weeks. The public can see the results of artists making work in and around the building in an open day planned for the end of August.
Drawing School – The Princes Drawing School returns to Greenland Street after their successful project as part of Virtual Grizedale. They plan to host a series of drawing workshops and a drawing marathon. Open to all, the Drawing School are keen to involve as many people as possible with the aim to get Liverpool drawing!
Café events – Greenland Street’s café will re-open for a programme of evening talks, live music nights and film screenings.
Brand Outreach Project – students from Liverpool Community College will explore the branding of cities, in particular Liverpool. Drawing on archival graphics from the 1950s – when Liverpool was re-branded after the war – participants will come up with their own brand for the city with an exhibition in July at Greenland Street.
September – December 2007: ‘Exhibition’
Artist Film Season – a major new commission from arts and event agency, Artprojx showcasing some of the best new films produced by artists such as Mark Wallinger and Georgina Starr.
Architectural Commission: The search is on for the next architectural practice to create Greenland Street’s architectural roof commission. Details of this competition to be announced in February 2007 with the commission in place from September 2007 onwards.
Furnace Commission: American artist Catherine Sullivan initially trained as an actress and is best known for theatre and video work that explores performance and role-playing. Greenland Street have commissioned ‘Triangle of Need’ – her latest work consisting of a six screen film projection and live performance.
For details of Greenland Street’s programme visit www.afoundation.org.uk