AboutGlobal Studio showcases the work of Liverpool artists who have forged international networks outside the city. Artists were invited to develop exhibition proposals, resulting in five different yet connected displays by artists from Austria, France, Germany, Japan and Pakistan, as well as Merseyside, working in printmaking, video, painting and installation.
Roohi Ahmed, Pete Clarke, Georg Gartz, Wuon-Gean Ho and Carl Rowe highlight the impact of globalism in contemporary printmaking. Their presentation is accompanied by two residencies.
Liverpool artists' collective POST - Katriona Beales, Jennie Cunningham, Cecilia Kinnear, Susan Meyerhoff Sharples, Amanda Oliphant, Claire Weetman and Robyn Woolston - exhibit alongside Claudia Czimek, Marlene Haderer, Haruko Maeda, Gerlinde Miesenboeck, Barbara Musil, Beate Rathmayr and Karo Szmit, seven artists from Linz, the Austrian 2009 European Capital of Culture. Taking the theme of riposte, the collaboration contributes to Liverpool Capital of Culture's legacy and questions how such events impact on local artists and their work.
Jemma Egan, Kevin Hunt, Hamish McLain and Laurence Payot from Liverpool studio group The Royal Standard interrogate how they operate as artists, living and working in Liverpool, connected with other artists globally and nationally, through a series of changing gallery installations. At the same time, Kevin Hunt will develop his Tiny Touring Round the World Exhibition, works by Liverpool artists shown as he travels in Asia and South America, adding new works by international artists from the cities where the project is displayed.
Christine Arnold, Nicolas Moulin, Bernadette O'Toole, James Quin and Henry Tietzch-Tyler, four painters from Liverpool and Berlin, investigate space through architecture, time, history and psychology. Here they collaborate around ideas of exchange and rootedness, to extend their practices beyond their usual frame of reference.
Our Vide space is occupied by installations from Lin Holland, based on her experiences during a recent residency in Karachi, and by her host in Pakistan, Sadia Salim, who is in residence at the Bluecoat and Liverpool Hope University in April. Sadia Salim's residency and installation is part of Between Kismet and Karma: South Asian women artists respond to conflict, a partnership between the University of Leeds and Shisha, the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts. The programme is delivered in collaboration with the Bluecoat, Cornerhouse, Gasworks, Leeds City Art Gallery, the Southbank Centre and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
Artists in Global Studio and others turn Gallery 1 into a temporary project space, reflecting the changing nature of artists' studios and practices:
Fri 9 Sun 18 April: artists from Liverpool and Linz
Tue 20 Sun 25 April: Blue Room studio and exhibition
Wed 28 April Fri 9 May: Lin Holland and Sadia Salim
Wed 12 Sun 23 May: art students from Liverpool John Moores University
Wed 26 May Sun 6 June: Neil Morris print residency work
Wed 9 Sun 20 June: video work by printmaker Carl Rowe