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Art in Liverpool podcast 21st October 2009

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Mankey MOnkeyThis week the Mankey Monkeys are in town throwing their bananas everywhere.  

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The Mankey Monkey Generalissimo and his Wag wife come into the "Studio" and they did the impossible they made Ian and I speechless. They also appear to have thrown a big banana at my recording equipment. David and Eirin Hallangen Lake have started this campaign to raise money for the Imagine appeal at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital - and good luck to them and their alter ego's - mad though they are.

Back to reality - Now that the final episode of the BBC2 Design For Life with Philippe Starck has finished and we know that Liverpool designer and college lecturer Ilsa Parry won (Congratulations Ilsa – a really cool design) its worth a reminder that you can meet her and the other finalist Michael Cloke at the Liverpool Design Festival.

Visitors to the Eco Design Show (30 Oct – 1 Nov 2009) in The Crypt can meet Ilsa who will be selling her clever Kaspa lamps that glow in the dark long after the bulb is switched off and Michael who takes waste items and turns them into useful household objects.

And a reminder too that there is an exclusive 2 for 1 ticket offer for ArtInLiverpool readers

Artinliverpool Supports ‘Under The Mud’ DVD Launch Glad to see that Ian is supporting this after i posted about it last month. And who can blame him for wanting to see his name on the back of a bus.



Round Up of the Week

Ian Has been buy with the Big Draw, Vic Reeves, QM2 and ‘Urban Evolution’ by Anne Desmet at CORNERSTONE
9 October - 20 November 2009
‘Urban Evolution’ features a broad range of work made by Anne Desmet in the last ten years demonstrating her fascination with the built environment. Her remarkable depictions of buildings and cities contain recurring themes of urban decay and renewal.

This Island at EDITIONS
15 October – 14 November 2009
A collaboration between Daphne Warburg Astor and Jason Hicklin. A number of etchings in response to their journey. At the end of June and beginning of July 2009 both artists took the eight mile ferry journey from the North Donegal coast to Tory Island home to two hundred Gaelic speakers.They set up their tents and over the next few days proceeded to walk, draw and explore the island, walking the same land with sketchbooks and meeting back at their tents (or the hotel bar) at sunset.

Royal Standard presents 'SALE' at 08 PLACE
11 October - 20 November 2009
SALE is an ongoing and ever changing stock of hundreds of artworks selected by The Royal Standard from the most exciting emerging and more established artists across the UK and beyond including a vibrant arrays of paintings, sculpture, drawing, film, intervention and photography. Here we present a selection of our stock, priced up and ready to go at 08 Place (Tourist Information Centre), Whitechapel, Liverpool.


VIEWING: XXX: Get Off at Edge Hill

metal-xxx-100THURSDAY 22 October, 18.30 - 21.00 Metal at Edge Hill Station 
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Taking as their starting point the well-known scouse phrase ‘Get Off at Edge Hill’ METAL’s artists in residence AL and AL have curated a site specific group exhibition that explores sexual and industrial metaphors in painting, sculpture and film.  XXX: GET OFF AT EDGE HILL is the first exhibition to be staged at the newly renovated station buildings at Edge Hill, the site of the world’s oldest passenger station. (Exhibition details) There’ll be some refreshments followed by an After Show Party around from 9pm at Leaf Tea Shop & Bar, 27 Parliament Street, L8 5RN.

EVENT: Late at Tate: An evening with Rothko’s Seagram Murals

imageTHURSDAY 22 October 2009, 18.00 - 21.00 at Tate Liverpool 
Mark Rothko’s solemn and meditative Seagram Murals are set to inspire an evening of art and music. Late at Tate will celebrate the return of The Seagram Murals to Tate Liverpool for the first time since the Gallery opened in 1988.

OPENS: Glass, Metal & Fire: Ruth Ball

ruth-100THURSDAY 22 October 2009
Local enamel artist Ruth Ball is displaying some of her beautiful pieces from her collection of enamelled jewellery and decorative objects in the Walker Art Gallery in an exhibition called Glass, Metal & Fire. Exhibition details

OPENS - An Edwardian Family Album

imageFRIDAY 23 October 2009 at Lady Lever Art Gallery 
An exhibition of personal photographs giving a fascinating insight into the life and leisure time of a middle class family at the beginning of the 20th century. The family in the photographs are the Urtons of Bebington on the Wirral – Jack, the keen amateur photographer, his wife Biddy, and their young daughters Mary and Lois.  Full details

SCREENING: The Yes Men Fix the World

LJMU-yesman-100SATURDAY 24 October4.00pm at Auditorium, LJMU Design Academy.
Screening in conjunction with the exhibition (Exhibition details). The Yes Men pose as their industrious alter-egos to expose the people profiting from environmental disasters. Admission FREE. Find out more about The Yes Men 


TALK: Pete Clarke - Looking Back: Facing Forward

Pete-Clarke-100SATURDAY 24 October at 13.00 at VG&M, University of Liverpool 
Pete Clarke will be talking about the work in his exhibition Looking Back: Facing Forward - Mistakes and Metaphorsfeaturing paintings, prints and drawings. Curated by Matthew Clough and Moira Lindsay.  Exhibition details


OPENS: The Rise of Women Artists

imageFRIDAY 23 October, 2009 at The Walker Art Gallery 
Tracking the historical changes influencing women artists, this exhibition explores the similarities and differences between the status and careers of women working in different areas within the fine and decorative arts fields as reflected in the collections of the Walker Art Gallery.  Exhibition details


OPENS: Robert Jackson Retrospective

r-jackson-01-Monets-Garden-in-Solitude-100SUNDAY 25 October 2009 at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre
Mostly Pastels, some Acrylics. Originals and prints. 25 year retrospective of Robert Jackson. Artist on site all week from 9.30 to 16.30.  Also workshops available (call 0151 200 8756 for booking)  More details about the

OPENS: Gin Lane, Liverpool? by Alice Lenkiewicz

alice-night_shadows-100MONDAY 26 October 2009 at Dot-Art Gallery
Exhibition of new paintings by local artist Alice Lenkiewicz, which form a social commentary on Liverpool's night-life and drinking culture. More than 8% of Liverpool?s population are drinking at levels that will lead to them significantly harming their physical and mental health and that of others, and this show questions whether we have moved on as a society since similar concerns over ?binge drinking? in the 18th century.  Exhibition details

OPENS: Six in the City

six-in-the-city-100TUESDAY 27 October 2009 at Liverpool Academy of Arts
A joint exhibition by six of Merseyside’s most experienced artists. Everything from Landscape to totally abstract – pen and pastel to Oil by Eddie Scott Jones, Deborah Butler, Mary Campbell, Irene Jones, Martin Jones and Brian Roe. for more information.  Venue details

Further Ahead 


VIEWING: Raymond Sinclair & Stephen Collett

raymond-sinclair-100THURSDAY 29 October 2009, 18.00 - 20.00
An exhibition of contemporary paintings by Raymond Sinclair and Stephen Collett. Suffolk born Raymond Sinclair recently graduated from a degree in Graphic Design at Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. Raymond has always painted while in education and is now pursuing a promising career built on his creative flare.  Exhibition details

DEBATE - Body Landscapes

the-gall-100THURSDAY 29 October. Debate at VGM 16.30 - 18.30.
Body Landscapes by Stephanie de Leng
There will be an "Any Questions" style debate chaired by BBC Broadcaster Roger Phillips in the Leggate Theatre at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, Brownlow Hill
Bring your questions for an open discussion on "Body image & the media". Conicides with the opening of de Leng's exhibition at 'The Gallery Liverpool' in Stanhope Street.
Full details

VIEWING: A Journey Into Vision & Sound

Pauls-Magic-Piano-100THURSDAY 29 October, 19.00 onwards at 3345 Parr St ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) 
RedHouse Originals is delighted to introduce A Journey Into Vision & Sound?; an exhibition celebrating the of the work of pioneering Pop Artist Dudley Edwards Exhibition details

ART FAIR: The Art & Artisan Fair at Empire Theatre Atrium

loaca-empire-100SATURDAY 31 October 2009, 12.00 -19.00 at Empire Theatre Atrium
The Art & Artisan Fair will provide a unique opportunity to support and buy a wide range of work from 30 selected local artists and contemporary crafts people. The Atrium Bar will be open for drinks and light refreshments. Admission free. For a full list of exhibitors and further information, visit the website: This event is part of Liverpool Design Festival:

YOUTH EVENT: Night of the Machine at Tate Liverpool

imageSATURDAY 31 October 2009, 18.00 - 21.00 at Tate Liverpool 
Young Tate will take over Tate Liverpool after hours to present Night of the Machine, an event inspired by the exhibition Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely (Exhibition details). Tinguely’s wondrous machines have been a source of inspiration to artists like Michael Landy, and now to members of Young Tate who will celebrate his work in an interactive Halloween event. This Tinguely-themed costume party, suitable for anyone aged 13-25. Entry is free, and includes free admission to the exhibition for one night only.


imageSATURDAY 31 October 2009, 11.00 - 16.30 at Heebie Jeebies
Bringing together Liverpool's leading creative designers, vintage sellers, craft makers, and musicians under the roof of one of the city's best known institutions, Heebie Jeebies is 'The New Village Fete'. Falling on the 31st October, alongside our usual fantastic standard of stalls and entertainment but this time with a fabulous Halloween twist!

FUN DAY: Day of the Dead Celebration

day-of-the-dead-100SUNDAY 1 November 2009, 14.00 - 16.00 at The Bluecoat 
The Bluecoat will be transformed by Day of the Dead celebrations. This will include creative workshops for children - to help artist Javier Calderon make a Mexican Day of the Dead altar and lots of other fun things to take part in. This coincides with the exhibition, under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry, a book inspired by Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico.  Exhibition details

VIEWING: Mark Harrison's Monster Illustration Show

mark-harrison-100MONDAY 2 November 2009, 18.00 onwards at Unity Theatre 
Since moving to Liverpool from Watford in September 1994 with a HND in illustration Mark Harrison has been working freelance. In 1997 became a member of Arena Studios on Duke Street and in 2005 became a full time director of the organisation for two years alongside his illustration practice.  Exhibition details











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