New exhibitions land at George Henry Lee’s for Independents Biennial

Angelo Madonna, Jugglers. 2018

Three weeks in to the new life of George Henry Lee’s, opening its doors once again for Independents Biennial 2018, three new exhibitions and installations launch with an afternoon of performance, artist talks and reactionary events.

On the 2nd floor of the new gallery, Liverpool based Italian artist, Angelo Madonna presents Jugglers, a new kinetic sculpture consisting of an elegant pair of motorised structures delicately balancing two plastic drinking cups, whose carefully synchronised movement resonates to fill the space with the distinctive sound produced by the sculpture itself.

Jugglers will be the first in a new series of projects called ‘TEST!’ a free laboratory where artists and performers can try out new work in front of a supportive live audience, take risks and push the boundaries of their practice and performance.

Angelo Madonna, Jugglers. 2018

On Saturday 11th August, Silvia Battista will present a new performance inspired by and written for The Juggler in a one off live story telling (event details here) followed by talks with the artists and accompanied by an enduring performance building a new physical relationship with the kinetic audio installation.

Adding to the 2nd floor installation is work by North Wales artist Trish Bermingham, who revisits a collaboration with Clare Brumby, to perform and install ‘A Dedication to Lost Places.’ The installation will be open to the public from 8th August, but adding to the events on Saturday will be a performance by the two artists.

Trish Bermingham & Clare Brumby

The beginnings of six new residencies by northern artists, coordinated by Your Arts Worth (YAW), will also be open to the public, in their very preliminary stages. Your Arts Worth is a collective of LJMU graduates, formed by recipients of the Independents Biennial Graduate Exhibition Award 2018. Saturday 11th August will be the first opportunity to see the product of this new facilitation collective in action. Keep up to date with their programme, or apply here.


Event details
1-5pm, Saturday 11th August
2nd Floor
George Henry Lee’s
Hougton Street
Free, no booking required