16/17/18th April 11-12 & 1-2pm // Studio tours
We will be opening The Royal Standard studios. Come along, see behind the scenes and meet some of our studio members.
ABOUT THE ROYAL STANDARD
The Royal Standard (TRS) is an artist-led gallery, studio complex and registered charity in Liverpool. Our primary purpose is artists’ development. We are dedicated to supporting the most outstanding emerging artists by providing the city’s best and most affordable studio spaces, within a supportive creative community. We also develop commissioning opportunities, public exhibitions, events and training. TRS delivers workshop programmes for the public and for the city’s artists collaborating with cross-sector partners, including Liverpool Biennial, the Bluecoat, FACT, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Serf, Newbridge Projects, Homotopia, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), A-N and The Double Negative.
Celebrated as ‘one of the world’s most innovative independent art spaces’ by No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents (2010, Tate Modern, London), TRS has worked with over 350 artists across 90 unique exhibitions and events since its inception 13 years ago, springboarding many participating artists and studio members to international recognition.
This includes David Blandy, Jamie Shovlin, Leo Fitzmaurice, Holly Hendry, Pio Abad, Frances Disley, Travis Alabanza, Ed Atkins and Celia Hempton.
Since 2006, when there were few spaces for emerging artists to exhibit work and develop their practice, TRS has worked continuously to link grassroots initiatives to more established arts institutions in the North West. At a time when regeneration poses a threat to the viability of many studio groups, TRS has grown to support 39 artists based in 33 studios, 3 project spaces and its own dedicated gallery. TRS operates an exhibition programme and a studio development programme, fostering opportunities for exhibiting artists and studio members simultaneously. This allows for a constantly shifting programme which includes curated shows, residencies, studio exchanges, group critiques and research opportunities.
For more information visit: www.the-royal-standard.com
Part of the programme for Let The Hands Do the Talking, 13 April – 17 May