Liverpool Independents Biennial 2010.

The independent strand of the Liverpool Biennial international festival of contemporary visual art.

18th September – 28th November 2010.

Registration is now open for solo artists, artists groups, galleries and organisations to be part of this exciting event.

The Independents is an inspiring mix of internationally experienced artists, as well young and mid career artists. The range of work has no bounds and in 2008 included film, performance, installations as well as normal gallery exhibitions. Locations were also completely diverse from one off street performances to more formal gallery exhibitions and included major locations such as The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and the Albert Dock alongside the Tate Gallery.

The 2008 Independents showcased more than 1000 artists, in 175 exhibitions across 92 locations. It is probably the largest event of its kind in the UK. It was truly an international festival with artists from over 27 countries including USA, Cananada, Australia, Iceland, Italy, Germany, Japan and China. It attracted international press and media coverage and is regarded as a fascinating opportunity to search out new and established creative talent and ideas. 2008 included Tracey Emin, Terry Duffy, Agata Alcaniz and many other international artists. The website archive provides indepth information as to all the artists and their exhibitions and events.

Liverpool has a thriving community of artists and many galleries, venues and exhibition location possibilities. However, from the experience of artists in 2008 it is never too early to start planning. The sooner artists register the sooner they can identify potential galleries, sites and locations as well as collaborators, funding, sponsors and promotion for their exhibition, event, etc.

Exhibitions and events can be for any duration, from a one off event to a major exhibition lasting the full duration of the Biennial. We advise that you search the archive to give yourself some idea as to what has gone before and what is possible.

TO REGISTER link to the following site and follow the instructions: