On the night before Halloween on Friday 30 October 2015, the Williamson Art Gallery will be hosting a ticketed event called Perfect? to showcase the newly commissioned artwork STARKERS from internationally renowned multi media artists, Davy and Kristin McGuire in an alternative evening with music, dance and surprises. Add creative food, bar, music from Manchester based O>L>A with their dreampop, ambient sound and DJ Riv who recently headlined Manchester Pride, and the evening sounds Perfect?
Ticket price: £16 and £20 which includes transport from Liverpool City Centre
Buy tickets: Perfect? Friday, 30 October 2015 from 19:30 to 22:30
In May, it was announced that the Williamson Art Gallery and Wirral Museums had dramatically gained the public vote during a contest with 4 other national venues to host a major exhibition in October working with the artists and be part of the new Museums at Night autumn nationwide events similar to Light Night. The site specific piece STARKERS Davy and Kristin McGuire explores the idea of perfection and the female form. Using projection, voice and music the artists animate a gallery space; creating an inimitable experience that challenges the traditional preconceptions of the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum and its collections.
More information on Perfect? Museums at Night at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
Visitors will be free to roam through the galleries at night, giving them an alternative experience of the spaces and the exhibitions. After passing through a dynamic exhibition commissioned for one night only, and past the wonderful Hitchcock Trilogy – 3 paper installations by the McGuires, the night-time voyeurs will finally arrive at STARKERS.
The night will include private views for two new exhibitions drawn from the collections that are inspired by the work of Davy and Kristin. The first thought-provoking exhibition will explore the female nude as a cultural reference point through time. The second will explore themes and ideas developed in the McGuire’s installation. Both exhibitions will draw items from the Williamson’s collections giving an opportunity to see works in a new context.
Many thanks to the sponsors Jamworks for their support.
Any profit made from the evening will be given to the Friends of the Williamson Art Gallery and Wirral Museums to contribute to the refurbishment of the QUAD into a garden accessible for all.
Isn’t that… Perfect?
And the dress code – come as you are!
Please visit Davy and Kristen McGuire’s website