Review of Transvoyeur International at View Two

Review … Transvoyeur International Exhibition: Liverpool and New York 2006, Independents Liverpool Biennial 2006,
at View Two Gallery, 23 Matthew Street, Liverpool, England,
Monday 23 October 2006 – Saturday 04 November 2006.
Co-written by Jean-Paul Debuffet and Lucia Andrea Sweeney Wednesday 25 October 2006

The Liverpool and New York Exchange Programme of Transvoyeur 2006 was eventually launched in the Independents Liverpool Biennial 2006 at the View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, on Tuesday 24 October 2006.

The artists in this exhibition include:
Liverpool Collective:
Agata Alcaniz, Brendan Byrne, Jo Derbyshire, Tony Knox, George Lund, Charles Nuttall, Catherine Shea, Gary Sollars and Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney.

New York Collective:
Lara Allen, Michael Ricardo Andreev, Chris Borkowski, Rodney Dickson, Stephan Fowlkes, PJ Cobbs, Aaron Miller, Raphaele Shirley and Lee Wells.

The collection of art is a series researched and developed by the Liverpool and New York artists over the past two years. This was intended for the week of the Independents Liverpool Biennial launch week, but was systematically removed and pulled hours before the opening. The philosophy though of Transvoyeur has always been one for positive and constructive energy to realise projects and exhibition of an exceptional impetus in contemporary art and practice with mutual respect and support of each collaborative artist in the international groups. Albeit this negative outcome on the onset of the Independents Liverpool Biennial 2006, the artists from Liverpool and New York the most constructive course of action was to research other outlets and open the exhibition later during this cultural time in the city of Liverpool.

Through the professional support of Ken Martin (Director) and Sam Skinner (Exhibitions Co-ordinator) of the View Two Gallery space the exhibition was realised. The doors opened at 6.00 pm for the private view.


Many people from the arts community, local and international, attended to view the art, including members of the public. Some visiting from London, Edinburgh, Paris and Barcelona. The comments expressed from different members from the public and international arts community, included

‘The best exhibition I have seen during this Biennial’

‘The work all very strong and immensely diverse, but it works cohesively. Excellent show’.

‘I remember seeing the work of Transvoyeur artists in the Independents Liverpool Biennial 2004 and it was provocative and thought provoking work then. This new work is again strong