Fear and Optimism: Liverpool in the 21st century
FEATURING 24 CONTEMPORARY LIVERPOOL ARTISTS
Michael Aitken > Craig Atkinson > Joe Bampton > Birgit Duebner > Gordon Culshaw > Amy Goring > Paddy Gould > Tony Knox > Harry Lawson > Legofesto > Nicki McCubbing > Hamish McLain > Joe McNulty > Lord Mongo > Tabetha Moses > Karen O’Brien > John O’Hare > Laurence Payot > Richard Proffitt > Gabriel Stones > Joshua Tennant > Roxy Topia > Elizabeth Willow > Kai-Oi Jay Yung
As Liverpool moves away from its having its Capital of Culture status, it has been left with a wealth of artists still burning from its impact. Liverpool’s artistic environment never was understated, a reason it gained its CoC crown, but it is now a wash with new work created over a hectic last 12 months.
Away from the headline-grabbing international venues, Liverpool became a myriad of studios, small galleries, house exhibitions, street art and almost anything happening at an exciting grass-roots level. To celebrate this high quantity and quality of fresh work, ‘Fear and Optimism’ seeks to propel 24 multi-disciplinary artists onto a three month long tour of galleries in Sheffield, Durham and Halifax.
Having just spent the last year as Europe’s Capital of Culture, Liverpool has now become the U.K’s hottest place for new and exciting art. This exhibition brings together some of the cities most talented, up and coming young Artists to showcase what’s really taking place on the cutting edge. Showing at both the Workstation and Bloc Space, this is an event not to be missed!
Launch Friday 20th of February
From 6pm at Workstation
7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX, 0114 2210239
From 7pm at BLOC space
71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield, S1 4RB, 0114 2723155
After party at the StockRoom Bar
Leadmill Road Sheffield, S1 4SE,
20/02/09 – 27/02/09
BLOC space 11am till 5pm
Workstation 9.30am till 5.30pm
10/03/09 – 17/03/09
EMPTY SHOP – TBC
03/04/09 – 24/04/09
TEMPORARY ARTS SPACE – TBC