This month Art Club is on Sunday 3rd February starting at 2pm and finishing at approximately at 3.30.
This month we have been invited to look at & discuss the ROOT-ed exhibition at the Output Gallery on 32 Seel Street. (This is one of the roads that runs parallel to Bold Street). The gallery is on the right hand of the street as you walk up the hill out of town & next door to the Kazimier Garden. Please note that at the front of the gallery is a vintage clothes shop, walk through this to find the exhibition.
This is what the Gallery says about the exhibition.
“Despite Liverpool’s history as a significant port during the slave trade, its black population is often overlooked – which is especially true in the arts. For this exhibition, ROOT-ed Zine will programme a historical update for OUTPUT by presenting three black women artists, all of whom have featured in their publication.
Ivy Kalungi is a Ugandan and Northern Irish artist working in sculpture and installation. She has curated exhibitions, has been commissioned by SoundCity, and was selected for the Liverpool Independents Biennial last year.
Abeni Sheen, also known at Yumiaba Art, is an abstract painter with a practice that spans over a decade. Her work is now coming to OUTPUT.
Kiara Mohamed, who showed with us for OUTPUT OPEN back in November, works across form. Her work has featured in bidolito, the Independents Biennial, and she was the artistic director of 2018 film Black Flowers which was screened at Tate Liverpool and the British Museum.
ROOT-ed Zine (Revolution of our time) is a self-published magazine and social platform that aims to promote, support and inspire creative people of colour within the North West of England. The zine is co-founded and edited by artists Amber Akaunu and Fauziya Johnson. The two saw a lack of representation in university, media, galleries and museums and felt the need to create this platform to represent the underrepresented by allowing creatives to showcase their talents and skills and voice their thoughts and ideas. ROOT-ed Zine publishes bi-monthly and produces ongoing content across YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and on their website; rootedzine.co.uk.”
Gabrielle the manager of the gallery will be in attendance & we are hoping members of the zine will also come along to get involved in our discussions.
As always all are welcome however do come along prepared to join in with the discussions.
Afterwards for those interested we will meet in a nearby cafe for a coffee.
For all enquiries please contact: liverpoolartclub@gmail