Exhibition

The Libertalia

13 Dec 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

Regular hours

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

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

Kate Yates

Kate Yates

Alexis Johnson

Dawn Mander

Dawn Mander

Libby Nightingale

Exhibiting artists

Jacquie Cross

Elizabeth Ward

marianne van loo

marianne van loo

Dylan Cross

Jackie Sarafopolis

George Johnson

Olivia Du Monceau

Andrea Norrington

Juan Carlos Poblete Tapia

Tracey Vallance

Douglas Stewart

Norma Foulds

Norma Foulds

Mathew Jones

Lisa McQueenie

Piet Geboers

Jessica E Monger

Dawn Mander

Dawn Mander

Monika Mrozowska

Beata Kuczynska

Peter Jameson Sinclair

Alexis Johnson

Lagos Locatelli

Kate Yates

Kate Yates

Libby Nightingale

Jorge Alcaide Capeda

Richard Jon Photography

Artist Anna Ravliuc

Gareth Monger

Erenesto Demitros

Danielle Waine

Ruta Staseviciute

Tangerine Art

Kieran Thresh

Simon Job

Isabel Lagos

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