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

Libby Nightingale

Dawn Mander

Dawn Mander

Alexis Johnson

Kate Yates

Kate Yates

Exhibiting artists

Isabel Lagos

Gareth Monger

Kieran Thresh

Alexis Johnson

Simon Job

Tracey Vallance

Libby Nightingale

Lisa McQueenie

Kate Yates

Kate Yates

Tangerine Art

Andrea Norrington

Peter Jameson Sinclair

Jorge Alcaide Capeda

Beata Kuczynska

Dylan Cross

Douglas Stewart

Richard Jon Photography

Mathew Jones

Monika Mrozowska

George Johnson

marianne van loo

marianne van loo

Jessica E Monger

Jacquie Cross

Elizabeth Ward

Dawn Mander

Dawn Mander

Danielle Waine

Ruta Staseviciute

Piet Geboers

Olivia Du Monceau

Jackie Sarafopolis

Lagos Locatelli

Norma Foulds

Norma Foulds

Artist Anna Ravliuc

Erenesto Demitros

Juan Carlos Poblete Tapia

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