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Carter Preston exhibition Winner 2016, Lanty Ball

Carter Preston Prize Exhibition Winner announced at Bluecoat Display Centre

Bluecoat Display Centre are very pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Carter Preston Exhibition Prize 2016 is ceramic artist Lanty Ball.
Squint (19), 2015, Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson Wins the John Moores Painting Prize 2016

The winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2016 is artist Michael Simpson with his painting Squint (19). He receives the £25,000 first prize for his work,

Liverpool Biennial 2016

From Saturday 9 July to Sunday 16 October 2016 Liverpool Biennial once again takes over the city, with free exhibitions, performances and events by international artists presented across more than 20 locations.

Cunard Building to Celebrate 100 Years – Sat 2 July 2016

Saturday 2 July 2016 marks the centenary of the Cunard Building, and there are plans in place to make sure it is a very happy birthday for the iconic venue.
Rachel Higham

FACT Announces New Chair of the Board

The UK’s leading media arts centre FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), based in Liverpool, has announced technology leader Rachel Higham as new Chair of the Board, taking over from Sarah Fisher.
Hato and Childwall Sports & Science Academy, Hello Future Me, 2016. Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Arriva. Photo: Gareth Jones

Liverpool Biennial ‘Space Bus’ Launched

Designed by pupils from Childwall Sports & Science Academy, with artists and designers Hato, the bus features coded messages from outer space for the future of Liverpool, to be interpreted by its citizens.

Shortlist Announced for the John Moores Painting Prize 2016

The Walker Art Gallery has revealed the names of the five artists shortlisted for the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize 2016. Of the five artists, one will be awarded the £25,000 first prize, with the other shortlisted prizewinners each receiving £2,500.
Flyover Festival 2016

The Flyover Summer Takeover

Over six days from June to September, a summer festival welcomes artists, musicians, dancers, walkers, rider and food makers for a festival of culture and community on the urban flyover.
Yunchul Kim 'Effulge' 2011

CERN and FACT International Award Winner Announced in Liverpool

The winner of the COLLIDE International Award – a new collaboration between CERN and FACT – was granted today to South Korean artist, Yunchul Kim.

Tickle The Ivories in Liverpool ONE 2016

From Friday 1 July - Sunday 4 September 2016 six pianos will once more take centre stage for the world's only official street piano busking festival, organised in partnership with Liverpool ONE.

High Renaissance Art

The period referred to as High Renaissance art involve four decades beginning 1490 up to 1527. It pertains to the phase in which classical...
Story of the War at Lyceum

Stories from the Somme Transform Liverpool Lyceum Building

The giant commemorative artwork, which also reflects the pivotal role letters had on the morale on the Western Front, will animate the Grade II* listed former post office for at least the next nine months.

Winner of FACT+Liverpool Hope Production Residency Award announced

FACT is pleased to announce Fine Art student from Liverpool Hope University Amy Worsley as this year’s winner of the Graduate Production Residency Award between FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and Liverpool Hope University.
L for Leather

Bluecoat Display Centre: L for Leather

Saturday 4 June 2016 - Saturday 2 July 2016. Featuring leading contemporary designers/makers working primarily in leather.
Mayor Joe Anderson with Professor Phil Redmond

Phil Redmond to Chair New Cultural Partnership

Professor Phil Redmond CBE has been appointed to drive forward a new partnership aimed at making Liverpool City Region the cultural and creative powerhouse of the north.
Golden Tamarin by Nyah Boorman. dot-art Schools at St George's Hall 2016

St George’s Hall: dot-art Schools Competition Exhibition

Thursday 26 May - Saturday 11 June 2016, 10.00 - 17.00. Free Entry. Winners Nyah and Aidan’s artwork will feature alongside the 51 other shortlisted designs, making it the largest exhibition in the competition’s history.
Golden Tamarin by Nyah Boorman. dot-art Schools at St George's Hall 2016

Merseyside’s Best Young Artists Crowned at St George’s Hall

Nyah Boorman, 14, from St Hilda’s Church of England High School and Aidan Owen from St Bede’s Catholic Junior School, Widnes, were crowned the overall winners of Dot-Art Schools competition at a special prize-giving ceremony at St George’s Hall on Thursday (26 May 2016).
Manuel Cuevas in Liverpool

Exhibition Celebrating the Man who Clothed The Beatles Comes to Liverpool...

An exciting new exhibition celebrating the Mexican man who clothed some of the most iconic music stars of all time - from The Beatles to Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan to Jack White and The Killers - is coming to Liverpool this autumn. St George’s Hall Saturday 10 September - Sunday 16 October 2016.

Cornerstone: Hope University Art & Design Degree Show

Saturday 28 May – Monday 6 June 2016 (Closed on Bank Holiday Monday 30 May). Yet again another year has flown by and it has been a busy and ambitious one within the Fine & Applied Arts Department here at Liverpool Hope University.

Warrington Museum: Around the World

Saturday 14 May 2016 - Saturday 10 September 2016. Follow in the footsteps of the Victorian explorers in this new exhibition which tells the stories of their voyages to the jungles and swamps of far off lands. Their fantastic adventures gripped the Victorian imagination, and a few were inspired enough to embark upon their own.

Warrington Museum: They Think It’s All Over…

Saturday 14 May 2016 - Saturday 1 October 2016. They think it’s all over… it is now! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of England’s only (so far) World Cup final win with this display, featuring a wonderful collection of 1966 World Cup memorabilia on loan from a local collector Neil Perkins.

LJMU: Liverpool School of Art and Design Degree Shows

Friday 27 May – Friday 10 June. 2016 Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Illustration, History of Art and Spatial Design degree shows
Sea Odyssey Giants 2012. Photo c. artinliverpool

Eighteen for 18 – The Giants May Return to Liverpool in...

THE MAYOR of Liverpool has announced his ambitions to create a major year-long cultural programme to mark ten years since the city was European Capital of Culture. Joe Anderson has revealed that work is underway on Eighteen for 18 - a series of internationally significant events, exhibitions, seasons and performances
Littlewoods Building Murals, Liverpool, May 2016. Photo c. artinliverpool

Giant Murals on Iconic Littlewoods Building Unveiled

The final piece in the UK’s largest multi-city street art project, in support of the @GetItRight campaign, has been unveiled today in Liverpool with a giant design that celebrates Liverpool’s dynamic creative and digital industries. Fittingly adorning two 20m x 20m walls of the art deco former Littlewoods building, which is undergoing a £25m transformation into new state of the art film and television studios.

Arthouse Gallery: Summer Open Exhibition

Tuesday 24 May – Saturday 11 June 2016. Summer Open Exhibition

Liverpool Independent Art School Launches with ‘Festival of Drawing’

Liverpool Independent Art School is an independently run school, pioneered by artists and creative professionals who teach what they believe is important. The workshops and courses will happen at various exciting and independent locations across the city until the whisperings of a permanent venue become a reality.
Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion at the Walker Art Gallery

Pre-Raphaelites Exhibition at the Walker Ends Soon

More than 43,000 visitors have seen the Walker Art Gallery’s blockbuster exhibition, Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion, which closes on 5 June 2016. The popular exhibition showcases more than 120 paintings by leading Pre-Raphaelite artists.

Liverpool Central Library to Host Book Art Exhibition for Shakespeare Anniversary

Over 40 international artists will exhibit a series of artists’ books at Liverpool Central Library from 4 June to mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. Intriguing work will travel from Australia, Russia, Netherlands, Germany, USA and Lithuania with materials including handmade paper, driftwood, pebbles, textiles, cotton, seaglass and seaweed paper.
The Jam

The Jam’s New Interactive Exhibition Premieres in Liverpool from 1 July

A NEW interactive exhibition charting the rise and influence of The Jam - one of the most important British bands of the last forty years - opens in Liverpool this summer. About the Young Idea will be the most comprehensive exploration of the music, background, political and social impact of the band who were the voice of a generation.

Williamson Art Gallery: Wirral Met BA Fine Art Degree Show

Saturday 21 May – Sunday 5 June 2016. VISION – Wirral Met BA Fine Art Degree Show. The annual final year degree show for art and illustration students from Wirral Metropolitan College

Liverpool Summer Arts Market Returns to St George’s Hall 25/26 June...

Summer Arts Market to return to St George’s Hall with over 130 artists, designers and makers. Sat/Sun 25/26 June 2016. 10.00 - 17.00. Over 130 artists, designers and makers. Children’s workshops. Vintage Fair in the Concert Room. Café

HeadSpace at EggSpace: Grounded – Paintings by Christina Ashworth

Friday 20 May - Monday 27 June 2016. "My desire in painting is to capture the affect the natural world has on me. Its capacity to draw me in to itself. It reminds me that, however lost, isolated and lonely we might feel in the rush and dissonance of modern life, we are always on a deep level connected."
The Barometer of my Heart, Mark Storor. Photo: Stephen King

FACT: Pop Up Exhibition – The Simplicity of Truth

Thursday 12 May - Sunday 12 June 2016. Mark Storor exploring masculinity in new pop-up exhibition. Artist and theatre director Mark Storor creates an intimate reimagining of masculinity in his new pop-up exhibition The Simplicity of Truth, showcased in the FACT Connects space.
Richard Rowan at Wall to Wall Gallery

Wall to Wall: Exhibition by Richard Rowan

Saturday 14 May - Sunday 29 May 2016. Richard Rowan produces photographic quality scenes on a ‘canvas’ of glass. Rowan’s latest collection ‘New Horizons’ expertly captures stunning landscape settings on a ‘canvas’ of glass – the acclaimed artist’s preferred material.

Tate Liverpool: Francis Bacon – Invisible Rooms

Wednesday 18 May - Sunday 18 September 2016. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms addresses some of Bacon’s most powerful works with a renewed focus on their spatial structure.
Maria Lassnig, Inside and Outside the Canvas IV 1984–5 © Maria Lassnig Foundation

Tate Liverpool: Maria Lassnig

Wednesday 18 May – Sunday 18 September 2016. Spanning her career from the 1940s in Vienna to periods spent in Paris and New York, the exhibition will reveal her long-standing interest in expressing subjective, bodily experience and self-representation.
Ella Kruglyanskaya, Pixie on Stripes, 2015 Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.

Tate Liverpool: Ella Kruglyanskaya

Wednesday 18 May – Sunday 18 September 2016. Kruglyanskaya makes drawings and paintings that immerse us in a bold world of colours and high contrast patterns featuring, almost exclusively, women caught in moments of high dramatic tension.