‘Objects of Desire’ at Lady Lever

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Now you can buy objects in one of the exhibitions at the Lady Lever Gallery, and just in time for Christmas too!

Objects of Desire is an exhibition with a difference. From 21 October until 7 January 2007 visitors to the Lady Lever Art Gallery can view an ever-changing selection of beautiful ceramics, jewellery, glass, metal and textiles. All exhibits are available to purchase and take them home.

Why not take the stress out of Christmas shopping with this unique chance to relax and enjoy the wonderful collection while browsing for an ideal festive gift? With prices ranging from an affordable £10 up to a more indulgent £3,500 you could even treat yourself to an original piece of art work. Each visit will be a different experience because as pieces are sold, they will be replaced with new treasures.

This is the first collaborative selling exhibition between National Museums Liverpool and the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool. Maureen Bampton, director of the Bluecoat Display Centre said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with National Museums Liverpool. The Lady Lever Art Gallery is the perfect setting for this exhibition which makes available to purchase individual contemporary craft work from the locality and beyond.”

There are 27 leading contemporary makers showcased, all from the north of England. They include Emma Rodgers, Junko Mori and Anthony Wong. Most of the makers sell via the Bluecoat Display Centre along with other national and international galleries, many receiving prizes and awards for their works.

Late night Christmas shopping and carols at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
Wednesday 6 December, 17.30-20.30

Relax with a glass of mulled wine, browse in the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s shop and find a unique festive gift from our Objects of Desire collection.

There are a series of free talks and events associated with the exhibition.

27 October 2006 & 4 January 2007 1pm – 4pm Work shop with jeweller Gilly Langton working with a variety of beads.

14 November & 5 December 2006 1pm – 1.30pm Gallery talk with Charlie MacPherson & Amanda Notarianni – glass makers.

21 November 2006 1pm – 4pm – ‘Knitting is Knotty’ workshop with Helen Chadwick for any level of ability

19 December 2006 & 3 January 2007 1pm – 1.30pm Gallery talk Dave Moffat, curator of Objects of Desire

11 November 2006 & 5 January 2007 – Family craft work based on stained glass.

16 & 17 December 2006 – Christmas Craft weekend for all the family.

The participating makers are;
Jill Baxter – jewellery
Helen Chatterton – textiles/ cushions
E&M Glass – glass
Nawal Gebreel – textiles
Lynne Glazzard – jewellery
Linda Jones – jewellery
Tone Von Krogh – ceramic vessels
Julie Miles – ceramics
Junk Mori – metal sculpture – Jerwood Applied Artist nominee 2005
Kate Moult – jewellery
Andrew Peter – mirrors
Simon Shaw – ceramics
Jenny Walker – jewellery
Laura Naylor – jewellery won Liverpool Hope University design award 2004
Tracey Birchwood – jewellery
Christine Cummings – ceramic animals
Pauline Hughes – ceramic figures
Julie Langan – glass
Gilly Langton – British Jewellery Assoc. for excellence in jewellery 2003
Charlie MacPherson & Amanda Notarianni – glass – Award for excellence, British Craft trade Fair 2001 (Amanada)/ Homes & Gardens Award for most innovative product 2001 (Charlie)
Emma Rodgers – ceramic and Bronze animals & figures
Rosalind Rosenblatt-ceramic vessels
Dot Rowe – jewellery
Natasha Shaw – ceramics
Hannah Tofalos – ceramics
Anthony Wong – jewellery

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