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Founder of ArtInLiverpool and Liverpool Art Prize. Taking it easy on the Wirral.

Artraker Biennial Award 2016: Call for Submissions

Deadline: Thursday 16 June 2016 at midnight (12:00 AM) GMT
Felix Leyland (left) receives his award from Colin Simpson

Williamson Open Exhibition now Open – Winners Announced

The Williamson Art Gallery has just opened a wonderful new exhibition with over 350 works from artists with a Wirral connection. The Williamson Open will be in Galleries One to Three until Sunday 8 May 2016.

Studio Space Available, Ninety Squared CIC

The space is available from 28th April, it's a part furnished good sized space.
Double Act: Art and Comedy

Bluecoat: Double Act: Art and Comedy

Saturday 9 April - Sunday 19 June 2016. Double Act: Art and Comedy explores how comedy helps us to shape meaning and negotiate the complexities of everyday life. Drawing together artists from diverse cultural and political contexts, each of whom share an interest in humour as a resource to animate their art practice.

HeadSpace at EggSpace: Exhibition by Dave Wakely

Friday 8 April - Monday 16 May. A selection of sign-inspired artworks by Dave Wakely

FACT: Popup Exhibition – Scouse Roots: Art that makes itself

Friday 8 April 2016 - Sunday 1 May 2016. Scouse Roots tells the story of the artists’ roots in the city, and Liverpool’s influence on digital creativity, exploring empowerment through digital design in computer based and generative art from two generations.
LFC Hillsborough quilt

Museum of Liverpool: Hillsborough Tributes Display

Until further notice. Two new items from the Museum of Liverpool’s collection are on public display in the Wondrous Place gallery from 5 April to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy, on 15 April.

ARTS Hub 47: ‘The Tides Of Change’ by Jan Sear

Thursday 7 April - Sunday 17 April 2016. The work on display explores the concept of change concerning local maritime material and paintings relating to Liverpool 8 and Liverpool 17 architecture, the latter relating to change through urban decay and regeneration.
Sharon Barnes

Arthouse Gallery: Sharon Barnes, solo exhibition – Coastal Spirit

Tuesday 5 - Saturday 16 April 2016. Sharon Barnes, a solo exhibition 'Coastal Spirit'

ZAP Graffiti Arts: All Over The Shop by Ejecto

Saturday 2 April - Monday 2 May 2016. A collection of new artworks by UK graffiti artist ‘Eject’. All new works based around americana advertising, nonsense, consumerism & messed up characters.
Threshold at The Gallery Liverpool 2016. Clockwise from top-left: Wendy Williams, Tony Knox, Allanson & Lock and Robyn Woolston

The Gallery Liverpool & Baltic Social: Threshold Festival 2016 Exhibition

Friday 1 - Sunday 10 April 2016. Threshold 2016 Exhibition continues... at The Gallery Liverpool and Baltic Social

Williamson Art Gallery: Open Exhibition 2016

Saturday 2 April - Sunday 8 May 2016. An open exhibition has been part of the local art scene for as long as most of us can remember. The exhibition has gone from strength to strength.
Christine Holmes at Staacks

Staacks: Estuary Light by Christine Holmes

Friday 1 April - Saturday 30 April 2016. Estuary Light by Christine Holmes. An exhibition of mainly watercolours of the Wirral coast.

WW1 Stories to Transform Liverpool’s Lyceum Building

The giant commemorative artwork is to animate The Lyceum, a Grade II* listed building on Bold Street, which for many years was a post office and is currently vacant. Designed by The Sound Agents: John Campbell and Moira Kenny, the installation will see five 14m high panels fixed between the building’s Doric columns.
Christ Confirms the Faith of St Thomas. Rob Floyd

Liverpool Cathedral: ‘Stations of the Resurrection’ by Rob Floyd

Wednesday 30 March - Sunday 15 May 2016. “The Stations of the Resurrection is far less well known or, indeed, established than the Stations of the Cross, perhaps this extra layer of mystery appealed. Certainly Liverpool Cathedral being the Cathedral Church of the Risen Christ made the idea of the project feel right.”
Aalenian

Liverpool’s Visual Artists Prepare For Multi-Venue Showcase at Threshold 2016

The 2016 Visual Arts Programme for the festival is entitled "Alchemy: Materials & Transformation" and will feature in 9 venues across the city's thriving Baltic Triangle, with a huge range of art styles set to be showcased on Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd April 2016.
Henry Woodley 20.6 at LJMU

LJMU: 20.6 Photography Exhibition by Henry Woodley

Tuesday 29 March - Friday 1 April 2016. The photographs on display were taken in January 2016 when the artist visited Calais, which is home to one of the largest refugee camps in Europe. This camp is a mere 20.6 miles away from Dover in South East England. This is the final destination for the thousands of refugees that inhabit the camp in Calais in the hope of seeking asylum in the UK.

CBS Gallery: Fruits of the Lûm – Exhibition by Tžužjj.

Saturday 26 March - Sunday 10 April 2016. Fruits of the Lûm is an exhibition in two parts. A series of public-realm commissions in the form of custom-made lightboxes will be displayed around Liverpool, launched in tandem with an exhibition at CBS gallery, showing the work of five international emerging artists, Mike Aitken, Adam Ferriss, Holly Hendry, Jake Laffoley and Chloë Manasseh.

Sudley House: Putting on the Glitz

From Friday 25 March 2016. Dazzling 1930s evening gowns take centre stage in the 'Putting on the Glitz' exhibition, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period. Featuring 20 outfits from National Museums Liverpool’s fashion collection.
Jennie Keegan Photographs at Domino Gallery

Domino Gallery: Photography Exhibition by Jennie Keegan

Runs until Saturday 23 April 2016. A Selection of Photographs by Jennie Keegan. As part of my masters in creative education, I wanted to rediscover my role as creative practitioner and develop my own personal projects in relation to image making. I have always been interested in subjects related to the past and nostalgia as an open topic and have created a selection of images from different projects.

In Pictures: Lady Lever South End Galleries Re-open

The Lady Lever Art Gallery opens its new South End galleries on Good Friday, 25 March 2016 following a £2.8m major development project, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We took a tour of the galleries and can show you a few photos to whet your appetite.
Double Act: Art and Comedy

Double Act: Art and Comedy comes to Bluecoat in April

A new exhibition exploring the relationship between art and comedy is to open (Saturday 9 April – Sunday 19 June 2016) at Bluecoat. Double Act: Art and Comedy draws together the work of 16 international artists who use a variety of media to communicate their differing approaches to comedy, ranging from the bodily humour of slapstick to more conceptual articulations of wit.
Super Rat by Faith Bebbington, Liverpool

4 Metre ‘Super Rat’ Appears in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle

Liverpool artist Faith Bebbington has created an exciting new ‘Super Rat’ sculpture which re-uses over 200 plastic milk bottles and measures over 4 metres long from nose to tail! Catch a glimpse of the pop-up sculpture in the Baltic Triangle (Jamaica St / New Bird St) , Liverpool from Easter weekend onwards.
The Magnetic North 'Prospect of Skelmersdale' cover. Photo c. McCoy Wynne

McCoy Wynne Photographs Illustrate New Album by The Magnetic North

The resulting art direction for Prospect of Skelmersdale combines the McCoy Wynne shots of the band, with selections from McCoy's 1984 series. As does the music, the photographs capture a unique and seldom-documented time and place in British history; the finished work is a remarkable achievement.

The Reader Gallery: Art From The Square

Until Sunday 3 April 2016. Spring exhibition by Art From The Square professional artists' co-operative, Paintings, drawings, prints and textile art by several Merseyside artists

LAAF and LIMF Unite at Summer Jam Weekend in July

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) and Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) are partnering for the first time to showcase some of the hottest Arab musical talent during the Sunday of LIMF Summer Jam (Fri 22 to Sun 24 July 2016).

Corke Gallery: Life on the Left In Liverpool

Wednesday 23 - Thursday 31 March and Wednesday 13 - Friday 29 April 2016. The exhibition includes original paintings by Brian Burgess, Fred Wilde, Frank Hendry, T Weddel, E Scott Jones, East European lino and wood cut prints, signed prints of Liverpool scenes by Doug Kewley and Peter Shaw and a diverse collection of other works by East European and other local.
St Lukes May 1941 c. Liverpool City Council

Light and Sound Display at St Luke’s to Remember Liverpool Blitz

Out of the Darkness will transform St Luke’s Church (known locally as the bombed out church) in a free moving light and sound display to signify the 75th anniversary of the May Blitz. Taking place each evening from 9-10pm, Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May 2016
Lady Gertrude Fitzpatrick by Steph Griffiths from South Wirral High School

Lady Lever Art Gallery: Reflections

Friday 18 March to Sunday 5 June 2016. A diverse selection of works including paintings, prints, ceramic and textile art. A variety of groups worked closely with the Lady Lever and local artists, including the Singh Twins

Bridewell: LJMU MA Fine Art Interim Exhibition

Friday 18 - Monday 21 March 2016. 'Straddling The Fence' - LJMU MA Fine Art Interim show. Including works by: Mia Cathcart, Joseph Cotgrove, Gill Donley, Lesley James, Alison Hutchinson, James Lockhart, Christian Nerf, Amy Russell, Stephen Sheehan
The Hardmans' House Liverpool

Chambré Hardman’s House Re-opens to the Public, Wed 16 Mar

The Hardmans’ House is the former home and studio of the iconic photographer Edward Chambré Hardman, his talented artist wife Margaret and their faithful dog Bick. This stunning Georgian building, just a five minute walk from Bold Street and the cathedrals, is crammed with vintage treasures and extraordinary artwork.
Artist Impression of British Music Experience in the Cunard Building. Image courtesy BME

The British Music Experience Museum set to move to Liverpool

THE arrival of Britain’s only museum of popular music is one step closer as the lease and funding is set to be approved this week (Friday 18 March 2016). A report going to Cabinet proposes to enter in to a seven year lease with the British Music Experience (BME) which is set to open in the Cunard Building in the summer.

Bluecoat Display Centre: Manifest Touring Jewellery Exhibition

Saturday 12 March - Saturday 16 April 2016. Manifest is a touring exhibition of jewellery by the Designer Jewellers Group to celebrate its fortieth anniversary with a selling exhibition of jewellery encompassing bangles, rings, bracelets, hand pieces and cufflinks, loosely themed around the ruby
Ane Hjort Guttu - Still from Freedom Requires Free People

The Royal Standard: Playing By The Rules

Saturday 12 - Sunday 27 March 2016. Artists: Carly Bainbridge, Simeon Barclay, Ane Hjort Guttu, Andy Holden, Peter Sweetman. Playing by the Rules looks at the role that rules play in society, from those, both written and unwritten, that govern our everyday behaviour.

Shakespeare – The Complete Walk Comes to Liverpool 23-24 April 2016

The free project will see a series of 37 short films played on screens at city centre venues on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2016 marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
AWAYDAYS film poster Reel Stories exhibition

Museum of Liverpool: Reel Stories: Liverpool and the Silver Screen

Friday 11 March 2016 – Sunday 29 January 2017. Displaying around 40 original film posters, this exhibition will throw the spotlight on Liverpool’s cinematic history. As the most-filmed city in the UK outside of London, Reel Stories will explore numerous themes to demonstrate Liverpool’s ability to take on a leading role.
Galaxy Collisions - Ryoichi Kurokawa

FACT: Ryoichi Kurokawa: unfold

Saturday 12 March – Wednesday 15 June 2016. unfold is a major new commission by acclaimed Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, exploring the birth and evolution of stars in a groundbreaking immersive and tactile audiovisual installation. This unique sensory experience will be part of Kurokawa’s first ever solo exhibition in the UK, premiering at FACT.
tate liverpool - we have your art gallery

Tate Liverpool: We Have Your Art Gallery

Monday 7 March – Thursday 31 March 2016. Tate Liverpool is throwing open its doors for a unique experiment that will see the gallery’s main exhibition space given over to a collaborative project. Tate Collective, a youth art initiative by and for young people aged 15–25 will host a three week free art school open to all.