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In the Visual Arts category chosen by the judging panel (Laura Davis, Emma Pinch and Glyn Mon Hughes) –
BEST EXHIBITION (LARGE VENUE)
Designer Wayne Hemingway transformed one of Tate Liverpool’s galleries into a dance-floor as part of the DLA Piper Series This is Sculpture exhibition, while others were given a brightly-coloured make-over. An opportunity for visitors to see some major works from the Tate collection, while proving that galleries don’t have to be stuffy to present serious art.
BEST EXHIBITION (SMALL VENUE)
Liz Crow’s moving video installation, Resistance (at Contemporary Urban Centre), tackled the Nazi mass murder campaign towards disabled people. Her work gave a voice to the silent victims and was one of the most powerful elements of Liverpool’s DaDaFest 2009.
Behind a bright yellow door on a platform at Edge Hill Station lies Metal, a multi-purpose arts space, the result of five years’ renovation work led by Liverpool-born Jude Kelly, director of London’s prestigious Southbank Centre. There’s a real sense of adventure about stepping into a virtually hidden place, which demonstrates an innovative and imaginative use of formerly disused buildings.
And voted by the Public –
Exhibition (large venue): The Beat Goes On at World Museum Liverpool
Exhibition (small venue): XXX: Get Off at Edge Hill
All pretty good choices I think.