Unsung Hero: Edward Rushton at DaDaFest 2014

Posted on 16 December 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

As part of DaDaFest 2014, the organisers present a season of events and exhibitions celebrating the life and work of Edward Rushton. We take a look at the ‘unsung hero’ and explore his connection to Liverpool Biennial, DaDaFest and his relevance today. – Read more

Interview with Kevin Hunt, Education Artist-in-Residence

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Sunday Art School: Fantastical Objects, 2014. Photograph by Pete Carr

Sunday Art School: Fantastical Objects, 2014. Photograph by Pete Carr

For Liverpool Biennial 2014, Liverpool-based artist Kevin Hunt was commissioned as Education Artist-in-Residence. Throughout the festival, Kevin worked closely with our Education team to develop artworks and projects that engage people and places in making and thinking about art, as well as working on his own research informing his artistic practice. We talked with Kevin about the importance of artist-led activity in Liverpool and what it was like working with families (and magicians) to create new artworks. – Read more

In Pictures: Deinstall at The Old Blind School

Posted on 12 November 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Deinstall in progress at The Old Blind School 

Deinstall in progress at The Old Blind School 

Putting together the Biennial Exhibition at The Old Blind School was a feat: from finding and renovating the iconic venue, to installing the artwork and preparing to open the doors to the public. Now that the festival is at an end, the team come back together to repack the artwork and close the doors to The Old Blind School once and for all. – Read more

Liverpool Biennial 2014: Highlights

Posted on 30 October 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

After 16 incredible weeks of exhibitions and events across Liverpool's places, spaces and galleries, the 8th Biennial Exhibition has come to an end. Thank you to our many visitors and supporters for making this year's festival so special! – Read more

Jef Cornelis: A Visual Response

Posted on 23 October 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

All images © Victoria Ellis

All images © Victoria Ellis

Explore the story and thinking behind legendary TV director Jef Cornelis’ extensive body of work, which included over 200 films on art and culture, spanning the whole second half of the 20th century. In this innovative series of collage and monoprint images, Biennial Fellow Vicky Ellis creates a visual response to the filmmaker’s solo exhibition at St. Andrews Gardens, using her sketchbook as a starting point. – Read more

In Focus: Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet's Un passage d’eau (The Waterway)

Posted on 17 October 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Video still from Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet's 'Un passage d'eau' (The Waterway) (2014). HD film, colour and sound, 23' (II)

Video still from Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet's 'Un passage d'eau' (The Waterway) (2014). HD film, colour and sound, 23' (II)

When art meets science… Liverpool Biennial Mediator Elio Ticca explores how Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet tackle themes of mutation, self-improvement and ecology in their film The Waterway, thinking in particular about the way in which their work is informed by various genres, including science fiction and mockumentary. – Read more

Interview with Polly Brannan, Education Curator

Posted on 16 October 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial Young Fellows at Sunday Art School: Thinking in Colours © Pete Carr, 2014.

Liverpool Biennial Young Fellows at Sunday Art School: Thinking in Colours © Pete Carr, 2014.

The last Sunday Art School of this year's Biennial takes place on 26 October and is part of a wider, on-going Education Programme by Liverpool Biennial which engages families, students, and communities across the city. We interviewed Education Curator Polly Brannan to find out more about her job, as well as her vision for the programme and what to expect in 2015. – Read more

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