a long the riverrun

14 Jul 2018 – 29 Jul 2018

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Admission Free.
An exhibition catalogue will be available for sale.

George Henry Lees building

England, United Kingdom


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This summer, eleven of the city's leading visual artists will exhibit in a specially curated group show for the Independents Biennial 2018 exploring current practice in contemporary painting in Liverpool.


From 14-29 July 2018 the former George Henry Lees department store will be transformed into a temporary exhibition space to offer a unique snapshot of modern figurative and abstract painting in Liverpool.

Taking its title from the first and last lines of James Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake in which the first and last lines join the end to the beginning to start again, a long the riverrun joins together artists with different forms of practice but a common sense of endeavour that is both playful and serious.

Featuring Pete Clarke, John Elcock, Clare Flinn, Cherie Grist, Simon Job, Anna Ketskemety, Vincent Lavell, Paul Mellor, Amanda Oliphant, Paul Romano and Tony Smith, the exhibition is co-curated by Paul Mellor and John Elcock.

The Independents Biennial 2018 (IB18) is the fringe event for the 10th Liverpool Biennial, the UK's Biennial of contemporary art. The Independents Biennial is led by Art in Liverpool, the city's leading independent art news website and magazine. The Liverpool Biennial and Independents Biennial will run from 14 July – 28 October 2018.

Press previews: Thursday 12 July 10am-12pm and Friday 13 July 11am-5pm
Invitation event: Thursday 19th July  6pm-8pm

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Exhibiting artists

John Elcock

John Elcock

Clare Flinn

Paul Mellor

Pete Clarke

Simon Job

Simon Job

Vincent Lavell

Paul Romano

Cherie Grist

Amanda Oliphant

Anna Ketskemety

Tony Smith


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