Red Dot Exhibitions have a show at John Moores University School of Art & Design at 68 Hope Street. Its titled ‘Spellbound‘ and features photographs by Colin Serjent, Michelle Burrows and Ken Ashton and paintings by Sue Milburn, Claire Stringer, John O’Neil and Leon Jakeman. Its a good mixed show and the private viewing on Friday was very well attended. Do call in before it finishes on Friday December 2nd 2005.
It was a busy evening on Friday, before going to JMU I went to an acid party, oops, I mean an ACID Networking event at the Magnet bar. ACID is the Arts and Cultural Industries Development fund, they provide grants and other support to artists who wish to be self-employed. You can find out more through Liverpool Plus
Later I went to the launch party for the new edition of Nerve magazine which was held at 52 Roscoe St. (the Meta-conceptual gallery). Another good issue with the usual arts coverage and profiles of some local artists as well as lots of other interesting stuff.
Finally, I managed to catch some more of Liverpool Music Week at the Tea Factory. It was World Music night on Friday and I was glad to see Mamadou with the Libador Band (pictured here). As well as appearing at various venues in the city they promote West African music, dance and culture from their base in Toxteth. Check out the website for details of drum workshops etc.