Exhibition

The Libertalia

13 Dec 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
11:00 – 16:00
Friday
11:00 – 16:00
Saturday
11:00 – 16:00
Sunday
Closed

Free admission

Hive Blackpool

Blackpool
England, United Kingdom

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Conceived by UK & Swedish artist-pirates Alexis K Johnson and Isabel Lagos, the multi-media exhibition is co-created by Arrested ReDevelopment’s Dawn Mander, Kate Yates and Libby Nightingale featuring the work of artist-pirates from Gothenburg, South America, Liverpool & Blackpool.

About

The exhibition tells the hidden story of European pirates that fought for people's rights and guarded their liberties. They are said to have founded ‘Libertalia’ 300 years ago with pirate gold, to create a place where people could be equal and masters of their own destiny. Some believe Ingela Gathenhielm was its mastermind.  Known as the pirate queen, she led a global pirate empire from her Pirate House in Gothenburg

The exhibition transports her pirate house to Blackpool, filling it with images, sounds and symbols that resonate with Ingela and what she stood for. It invites the Gathenhielm pirates back to help us imagine what Blackpool would look if it were ‘Libertalia’ today, asking audiences to contribute to a ‘Libertalia’ manifesto for Blackpool and raise the ‘Libertalia’ flag.

Curators

Alexis Johnson

Kate Yates

Kate Yates

Libby Nightingale

Dawn Mander

Dawn Mander

Exhibiting artists

Beata Kuczynska

Dylan Cross

Richard Jon Photography

Monika Mrozowska

Douglas Stewart

Kieran Thresh

Jessica E Monger

George Johnson

Elizabeth Ward

Jacquie Cross

Dawn Mander

Dawn Mander

Mathew Jones

Andrea Norrington

Piet Geboers

marianne van loo

marianne van loo

Jackie Sarafopolis

Olivia Du Monceau

Danielle Waine

Lagos Locatelli

Norma Foulds

Norma Foulds

Ruta Staseviciute

Artist Anna Ravliuc

Isabel Lagos

Alexis Johnson

Gareth Monger

Libby Nightingale

Tangerine Art

Kate Yates

Kate Yates

Lisa McQueenie

Peter Jameson Sinclair

Jorge Alcaide Capeda

Tracey Vallance

Erenesto Demitros

Simon Job

Juan Carlos Poblete Tapia

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