Royal Standard – Oliver Walker Talk

image‘Mr Democracy’ and ‘Navigator’ Final week of the exhibitions: Wed 26th – Sun 30th November 11am – 6pm
Oliver Walker talk: Sun 30th November 2.30pm, refreshments will be served.

After an intensive 10 week period of activity featuring over sixty artists, thirteen tennis rackets, a thousand speaking dolls, several thousand rubber ducks and much more, The Royal Standard will close its doors  until 2009 at the end of the week.

On Sunday 30th November, Berlin based artist Oliver Walker will give a one-off talk, offering an insight into the processes and ideas behind his project, Mr Democracy, and a chance for visitors to raise questions and discuss issues relating to the work. The talk will include footage, images and anecdotes from the project, which took the artist to China to get a written constitution produced for the UK.

This will also be last chance to purchase a UK Constitution, one of 1000 editions specially manufactured and imported from China, and the last opportunity to see both exhibitions, Mr Democracy and NAVIGATOR, before the gallery closes until the new year.

Mr Democracy In an ambitious international project exploring trade, democracy and globalisation, artist Oliver Walker set out to undertake the creation of a UK constitution. Outsourcing content and production to China, the world’s fastest growing economy, Walker will import 1000 specially manufactured plastic toys that speak the constitution when pressed.

– The inaugural exhibition in the Royal Standard’s new home draws on the organisation’s relocation to the periphery of the city centre. Set against Liverpool’s rapidly changing urban and cultural landscape, NAVIGATOR reflects a process of re-mapping and re-routing through familiar and unfamiliar territories.