Exhibition Research Lab: Rise- Performative evening: visual art, live music and spoken word

Exhibition Research Lab: Rise- Performative evening: visual art, live music and spoken word
Exhibition Research Lab: Rise- Performative evening: visual art, live music and spoken word


Venue: John Lennon Art and Design Building
Dates: 27/03/2019
Times: 18:30 - 20:00


An evening event organised by Adi Lerer (MA Exhibition Studies, LJMU) as a response to the current exhibition ‘The John Moores Painting Prize and the Rise of the Sixties in Liverpool’ curated by Dr Hana Leaper, John Moores Painting Prize Senior Lecturer and Development Manager.

About the exhibition

A research and archival-based exhibition brings material from the first decade of the John Moores Painting Prize together with records from other important cultural events and movements that soon followed in Liverpool during the sixties. It identifies the points of origin for the rise of a local youth culture that became a global phenomenon.

About the event

How can we connect and enter into dialogue with the archive? What resonates with us today and what is questioned? In the spirit of the sixties ‘Happenings’ Adi invited spoken word creatives, musicians and visual artists to engage with the exhibition and their response will be shared during the evening.

The evening will feature spoken word artists Geneva Beckford, Lucy Fiori, Alison Little, Joe Matthew Morris and Pranali Shah, live music by Alex Germains, Sofie Roberts and Chiz Turnross, and interventions by visual artists Emelia Birchall, Charlotte Hill, Ami Sanders and Serah Stringer.