An interesting exhibition by the MA Fine Art students at Liverpool John Moores Art and Design Academy.
I especially like David Hancock’s drawings and Ben Egerton’s small acrylic paintings.
Jane Fairhurst and Tim Fielding have created a piece about Skelmersdale which includes borrowed architects models for parts of the new town. I think the place my Mum lived in for a while is there in Tanhouse and that could by my brother’s place in Birch Green too.
Martin Hearne’s video of someone dressed in a full suit of armour whilst doing all the housework is amusing.
Biennial MA Fine Art exhibition
20 September – 28 November
Monday – Friday, 12.00 – 18.00
The MA Fine Art was established during 2008, the year during which Liverpool was European Capital of Culture, to contribute towards a legacy of ongoing cultural renewal in the city. The programme was devised in collaboration with Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and FACT, and has drawn on advice and expertise from many other arts organisations in Liverpool including Bluecoat, Static and Ceri Hand Gallery.
This first group of students have helped to shape the programme by doing what artists should and confounding expectations; reminding us that for all the things we might conveniently want art to be, it is by delivering that which we don’t expect and which we cannot necessarily rationalise or understand that art becomes really important.
Artists: Clare Brumby, Andrea Cotton, Ben Egerton, Jane Fairhurst & Tim Fielding, Martin Hearne, Adam Gregory, David Hancock, Nicola Smith