News : Bluecoat on Friday 15 th May 2015
6.00 - 9.00pm The studio Artists at the Bluecoat will be opening their Studios as part of Liverpool's Light Night
Celebrations at the Bluecoat. Featuring Pete Clarke
POETRY BEYOND TEXT
VISION, TEXT + COGNITION
Royal Scottish Academy
Lower Galleries , The Mound, Princess Street, Edinburgh
November 12 – December 18
Opening and Private View Friday 11.11.2011 7pm – 8.30pm
Previous Exhibitions of ‘Poetry Beyond Text’ in 2011
were exhibited at the Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary
Arts & Edinburgh Poetry Library.
Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text and Cognition is a multi-disciplinary
research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
and based at the Universities of Dundee and Kent. The project uses
methods from literary criticism, aesthetics, experimental psychology,
fine art and creative practice to study how readers respond to hybrid
works which combine the textual with the visual, including digital
poetry, concrete and visual poetry, artists' books, text film and
poetry combined with photography.
This exhibition includes fascinating and innovative commissioned
works in all of these forms, as well as sculptural and interactive
works, records of the processes of collaboration and creation, and
other research findings. Contributing poets and artists include
Will Maclean, John Burnside, Giselle Beiguelman, Thomas A. Clark,
Marian Leven, Robin Robertson, John Cayley, Simon Biggs, Deryn Rees-Jones
and Robert Sheppard & Pete Clarke,
New Exhibition Democratic Promenade at the Bluecoat, Liverpool.
Featuring the work of Pete Clarke
Preview Thursday 29th September 2011 6.30
till 9.00 pm
Wednesday 16 November 6-7.30pm
Pete Clarke & John Davies: Artists’ talk at the
Two artists in Democratic Promenade discuss contested public and
private space, and democracy and accountability in the city in their
Pete Clarke’s large mixed media triptych,
Poppies and Roses, is from a series of paintings from the 1980s
about streets and institutions, made in response to central government
attacks on local democracy. It explores contradictory ideas about
political change through strikes, demonstrations and street protest,
or through democratic, though often more problematic, participation
in elections and governmental change. The painting is constructed
- an important formal metaphor – with its surfaces combining
images of Liverpool streets and housing, political posters, processes
like woodcuts and collage, and propagandist methods.
John Davies’ photographs
of green parts of Liverpool that have been privatised, including
the International Garden Festival site, explore the way that public
space is contested. Here, public open space has been ‘eaten
into’ as part of the housing development deal on the site,
and some of Davies’ images of the proposed ‘finger blocks’
for Otterspool Promenade were first shown as part of his expert
witness evidence at the public enquiry, images not seen again until
This event is free, but places are limited, so please make a booking
at Tickets & Information: 0151 702 5324
"Is it so beautiful on the Rhine?"
„Ist es am Rhein
Exhibition 17.09.2011 – 16.10.2011
Private View: Friday 16.09.2011 from 7.00pm
& Gartz 2011
Kunstverein 68elf e.V.,
Media Park 8A Achter Stock
Tel: 0163/699 68 11
The artists’ initiative and collaborative project
between Pete Clarke, Liverpool and Georg Gartz, Cologne has been
selected for the exhibition ‘Ist es am Rhein so schön?
‘ exploring ideas about the River Rhine. In 2007 Clarke and
Gartz embarked on the Project ‘Turner’s Travels’
[J.M.W. Turner 1775 – 1851] given the significance of the
artist to German and British Art. The ‘Collaboration’
project followed Turner’s travels along the Rivers Rhine and
Mosel in 2007. The research compared and contrasted significant
works by revisiting iconic places depicted in Turner’s paintings
and sketchbooks producing new transcriptions and re-invented images.
The historic work of Turner was used to personify and critique concepts
of national influence and cultural production within Fine Art practice.
‘Turner’s travels’ has now continued with more
drawings exploring North Yorkshire  with a Residency in 2008
at the Bluecoat, part of ‘Eight Days a Week’ and Liverpool
European City of Culture, Venice  and the Isle of Wight .
Clarke and Gartz will now be showing a series of drawings and a
new reinvented installation of the Rhine at the ‘Loreley’
[Lorelei] for this exhibition Ist es am Rhein so schön?
"Is it so beautiful on the Rhine?"
This question is critically intentioned and explored at
the Kunstverein68 elf e.V., Media Park 8A in Cologne, with the opening
Private View on Friday, the 16th September 2011.
Artistic contributions from all sectors have been judged after a
Germany-wide/international tender. Ideas were requested exploring
the concept of the father Rhine, from the source of the river to
the mouth. 43 artists have been selected from the UK, Switzerland,
the Netherlands and Cologne with several German artists from the
Rhine to present their ideas about the River.
This multi-faceted exhibition presents painting, photography, video,
sculpture and installation; with readings and performances taking
It is clear from the various artistic contributions that each artist
has been influenced by the river and has reflected this in their
personal involvement in art. The Rhine has often provoked emotional
and intellectual engagement, regardless of whether the issue is
been addressed physical, geographical, historical or mythological.
teilnehmenden Künstler sind: [Participating Artists are:]
Albert, Jo/ Arnold, Bernd/ Baerens, Michael/ Bausch, Andreas
& Steuber Andrea/ Beckhof, Kaaren/ Bergmann, Katrin/ bHK Heuchel-Klag/
Blum, Katja/ Boehm, Peer/ Brix, Walter Bruno/ Brock, Mathias/ Dupuis,
Mary-Noële/ Felix, Sanmitra/ Fischbacher, Gertrud/ Frechen,
Volker/ Gartz, Georg & Clarke, Pete/ Gosse, Agii/ Gunkel, Johanna/
Hein, Christian/ Hildebrand, Sarah/ Horn, Hanne/ Kiel, Rainer/ Knecht,
Ruth/ Lafleur, Stan/ Lantermann, Carola/ Lyssy, Mathias/ Murr, Greg/
Nagel, Carolin/ Oestreich, Isabel/ Opheys, Susanne/ Rath, Christiane/
Runschke, Michael/ Schmitz Becker/ Schneider, Hannah/ Spirig, Kurt/
Sturm, Christa/ Szabo, Etienne/ Viets, Andreas/ Vis, Elaine/ Wahnwitz,
Wilda/ Werner, Nicolaus/ Wilke, Katharina
NEWS GLOBAL ECHO
‘International Artists in Print’, a Collaborative
‘Global Echo’ is an international Printmaking project
and exchange initiative with Colleges and Universities organised
and initiated by the UCLan Printmaking staff: Pete Clarke / Tracy
Hill/ Magda Stawarska Beavan, Michelle Rowley, Wirral Met and Neil
Morris, Liverpool JMU.
The project includes artists from:
Wirral Metropolitan College,
Brigham Young University, Utah, USA,
Sheffield Hallam University,
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia,
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan,
Parsons School of Design, the University of New York, USA,
Kwantlen Polytechnic & University, B.C. Canada
Printmaking in the North West in recent years has developed a significant
reputation for collaborative and cultural exchange projects, notable
examples are ‘Artlab Contemporary Art’ at UCLan and
‘Injured Text’ at Liverpool JMU and ‘Triple Echo’
developed by UCLan which built on these creative initiatives by
facilitating opportunities for students and staffs in Art &
Design to experience inter collegiate dialogue and professional
The landscape for Artists’ Printmaking with the advent of
global communication has enabled much greater international collaboration
and for a wider community of Printmakers across the world to be
connected. Printmaking, both in its message and its production,
has always been primarily a democratic and collaborative process.
These factors have allowed printmaking to develop a more pivotal
role in contemporary art.
‘Global Echo’ creates opportunities and new experiences
by utilizing new and traditional technologies in Printmaking to
demonstrate professionalism in the production and presentation of
creative work. The project will facilitate professional gallery
practice and institutional opportunities by embracing academic interaction
and dialogue within the differing international art & design
programmes. It will give students and staff opportunities to debate
and investigate contemporary strategies global artists use to disseminate
their practice to contemporary audiences and discuss their work
in relationship to other printmakers.
News: Dundee Contemporary Arts 05.03.2011 – 01.04.2011
Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text + Cognition
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh 14.05.2011 –
Private View 13.05.2011 5pm - 7.pm
Touring from Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts
Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text and Cognition
is a multi-disciplinary research project funded by the Arts and
Humanities Research Council and based at the Universities of Dundee
and Kent. The project uses methods from literary criticism, aesthetics,
experimental psychology, fine art and creative practice to study
how readers respond to hybrid works which combine the textual with
the visual, including digital poetry, concrete and visual poetry,
artists' books, text film and poetry combined with photography.
This exhibition will include fascinating and innovative commissioned
works in all of these forms, as well as sculptural and interactive
works, records of the processes of collaboration and creation, and
other research findings. Contributing poets and artists include
Will Maclean, John Burnside, Robert Sheppard & Pete Clarke,
Thomas A. Clark, Marian Leven, Robin Robertson, John Cayley, Simon
Biggs, Deryn Rees-Jones and Giselle Beiguelman.
In a culture marked by rapidly diversifying forms of visual
and textual presentation, the interaction of textual and graphic
forms is crucial to the development of critical, creative and scientific
thought. There is much relevant research taking place within humanities,
art practice and psychology, but only a small body of work links
all these disciplines.
As an interdisciplinary project ‘Poetry Beyond Text’
addresses this issue, focusing on four key research questions:
1. When art works combine textual and visual elements, how do the
modes of attention specific to reading text and viewing images interact
and modify each other?
2. What factors determine whether the combination of textual and
visual elements in such works enriches or limits their meaning and
3. How are evaluative and interpretive responses to such works affected
by the development of enhanced reflective awareness about the processes
4. How can critical and psychological models of perception and aesthetic
experience inform and be informed by the creation of new works of
The project will contribute to knowledge and the development of
new ideas within literary criticism, creative practice and experimental
psychology. The outcomes will be of interest to scholars, scientists
and practitioners in all these fields, as well as to the wider public
audience for poetry, visual art and digital media.
The ‘Poetry Beyond Text’ project
forms part of the wider AHRC programme, ‘Beyond Text: Performances,
Sounds, Images, Objects’ (2007-12), which involves over 40
individual projects and aims to ‘create a collaborative, multi-disciplinary
Why ‘Beyond Text’? The ‘Beyond Text’ programme
is highly diverse, and different projects interpret this term in
different ways. For us, as the ‘Poetry Beyond Text’
research group, ‘beyond’ does not imply transcendence,
nor the non-textual.
Rather, it implies an exploration of the dynamic relations (at the
level of creation and reception) between poetry as text and other
elements of poetic works. These other elements include visual
images which may be combined with poems (such as photographs, prints,
drawings), but also the visual and material properties of poetry
itself: the shape of the words on the page (especially in Concrete
and Visual Poetry); the feel and structure of the book or other
material form (notably in Artists’ Books); the code and intermedial
processes of poetry in digital media; the temporal and material
aspects of time-based poetic works, including Text Film and Digital
In another sense, ‘beyond’ also implies the cognitive
processes and constraints which enable and frame our responses to
poetry, as well as the imaginative and creative processes involved
in its making and its reflective interpretation.
Pete Clarkemoved to Liverpool in 1978 after studying
at Chelsea School of Art, West of England College of Art [Bristol
Polytechnic], Burnley Municipal College and living for a time on
the Isle of Wight and then London. He is MA Course Leader and Principal
Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
He makes paintings, prints and installations, exploring collaborative
strategies within contemporary practice.
Robert Sheppard and Peter Clarke collaborated on three
prints with poems: Forme, Lyric and Manifest. Each of these prints
contains poetic text on various scales, some resembling ‘headlines’
or titles, others reading as fragmented and repeated ‘body’
text. There is a visual assembly of these component elements that
is suggestive of Russian Constructivist prints, combining abstract
colour shapes, blocks of text, and oblique angles and these historical
visual influences interact with a ‘poetic of increased indeterminacy
and discontinuity, the uses of techniques of disruption and of creative
linkage’, to apply Sheppard’s own description of the
‘Linguistically Innovative Poetry’ movement in which
he has played a notable part. The word manifest teases the viewer
with overtones of manifestos, of historical references and political
activism in its dynamic layout. There are visual overtones as well
of the dynamic aesthetics of Rodchenko and Popova, whose work from
the brief period from 1917-1925 produced energetic and stylistically
groundbreaking visual art with text.
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News… Wrexham Print International exhibition
‘The Possibilities of Print’ 25th March
to 19th May 2011
Wrexham Print International 2011 is held across two venues
– the Arts Centre, Oriel Wrecsam and the Memorial Gallery,
Yale College from 25th March to 19th May 2011. This international
bi-annual touring exhibition from an open submission of contemporary
printmaking is a rare opportunity to view prints selected from 13
countries around the world. Richard Noyce* has selected one series
or body of work from each applicant that displays innovation in
all techniques of printmaking.
The competitive selection features the work of Fine Art staff Pete
Clarke and Tracy Hill and BA student Rachel Elizabeth Thornton and
MA student Lisa Wigham from the University of Central Lancashire,
A full-colour catalogue featuring the selected artists accompanies
The exhibition will be toured by Oriel Wrecsam until December 2012.
*Richard Noyce the exhibition selector’s recent publication
‘Critical Mass: Printmaking Beyond the Edge’ explores
many of the themes and dilemmas facing art at the beginning of the
21st century through the medium of contemporary Printmaking, featuring
the work of 45 artists from 16 countries. On the night of the preview,
Richard Noyce talked about his selection for this exhibition.
On the 19TH April 2011 there will be a Printmaking Symposium held
at the Regional Print Centre, Wrexham led by guest speaker and selector
Richard Noyce with selected artists and academics including Paul
Coldwell, Jason Hicklin, Daphne Warburg Astor and Johanna Love.
Pete Clarke Winner of the Grand Prix of
THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL EX LIBRIS EXHIBITION ‘’DANUBE’’
2010 Pancevo, Serbia
7th November 2010 - 10th January 2011
lll.River Message,15 x 20, Relief , Letter Press, 2010
: 'Quartered, Drawn and Hung’The Cornerstone
Exhibition open: Friday 19th November 2010 to Friday 18th February
An Exhibition of Drawing: by Definition, Concept
Drawn and Hung’
Drawing, despite its long and complex history, constantly adapts
to each age and remains an indispensable activity common to all
contemporary creative activity and application. For artists and
designers, the use of drawing, in all its possible manifestations,
is fundamental to the thinking, recording and development of individual
possibilities and visual language. For some, it can become the language
of choice. In all its forms it is indispensable to a continually
developing creative dialogue.
Drawing in its rawest sense is not only the physical act of rendering
studies within the tradition of graphite/charcoal on paper: drawing
is a process. It is the process of observing and drawing in of visual
information from a primary source. It is the process of the thinking
about the information accrued and its intellectual analysis and
synthesis. It is the physical articulation of drawing out that same
intellectualised information, via suitable media, and placing it
upon an appropriate substrate. That physical articulation needs
as much practice and development as does the act of seeing.
Bryan Biggs, John Bratby, Pete Clarke, Anne Desmet, Sara
Devourex-Ward, Peter Dover, Janice Egerton, Emma Gregory, Samantha
Greenall, Rolf Harris,
Lin Holland, Richard Hooper, Jason Jones, David Mathison, Tabitha
Moses, Gary Northfield, Charlotte Owens, Roozbeh Rajaie, Arthur
Roberts, Wayne Robinson,
Jacqui Scholes, Tony Smith, Constantine Soteriou, Fiona Ward, Alan
Whittaker and Richard Young.
:Black tief schwards, Pete Clarke new group show.
News: GLOBAL STUDIO
Bluecoat - Global Studio Exhibition
9 April – 20 June 2010
of contemporary printmaking, graphic processes of communication
Global as a concept is not necessarily about nationality, geography
or place but more a question of attitude, a political commitment,
a strategy and ambition to explore significant social and cultural
questions through creative practice, dialogue and forms of communication.
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the last ten years the landscape for the creative practice of Printmaking
has changed, the advent of global communication has enabled much
greater international collaboration and for a wider community of
Printmakers across the world to be connected. Printmaking, both
in its message and its production, has always been primarily a democratic
and collaborative process. These factors have allowed printmaking
to quietly gain a more pivotal role in mainstream contemporary art
Pete Clarke has selected artists from various international
networks, for this Printmaking Project as part of ‘Global
Studio’ - IMPACT 6 Print Conference and exhibition, Bristol,
UK 2009, Coast- the Liverpool International Artists Workshop 2007
and the on-going ‘Eight Days A Week’ artists from Liverpool
and Cologne taking part in unique cultural exchanges.
: An Exhibition of Five Contemporary Printmakers
Liverpool Hope University
Friday 22 January – Friday 19 February 2010
Thursday 21st January 6-8pm 2010
Artists: Pete Clarke, Tim Dolphin, Peter Dover, Emma Gregory
& Emily Johns
Statement Pete ClarkePete Clarke is a Liverpool based artist who
explores concepts of the city, modernity and history utilising painting,
drawing, printmaking, objects and poetic text. He moved to Liverpool
in 1978 after studying at Chelsea School of Art, West of England
College of Art [Bristol Polytechnic], Burnley Municipal College
and living for a time on the Isle of Wight and then London. His
work explores the ‘city’ as an ‘imagined environment’,
‘the politics of its representation, language and text’,
a metaphor for construction and change. Lately he has explored questions
of history as a social and political landscape, an exploration of
geography as a metaphoric surface.
This year Matthew Clough and Moira Lindsay curated the ‘Retrospective
Exhibition of Paintings, Prints and Drawings’, ‘Looking
Back: Facing Forward: Mistakes and Metaphors’ at the newly
refurbished Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool
[October 2 2009 – January 23 2010]. The retrospective was
a critical overview and selection of significant works by Pete Clarke
from the 1980s to recent paintings including works produced for
Sheffield City Art Gallery from the collections of the Arts Council
and Liverpool University.
The Exhibition also included a 64 Page catalogue of work produced
by Pete Clarke since his move to Liverpool featuring critical contextual
essays by Matthew Clough and Moira Lindsay, Victoria Gallery and
Museum and Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director the Bluecoat, Liverpool
and a recorded conversation between the artist and Gabriel Gee,
Groupe d'études Interdisciplinaires en Arts Britanniques
[funded by University of Liverpool, University of Central Lancashire
and the Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts].
In April - June 2010 Pete Clarke is curating ‘Global Studio’,
aspects of contemporary printmaking and graphic processes of communication
for the Bluecoat. ‘Global Studio’ as a concept is not
necessarily about nationality, geography or place but more a question
of attitude, political commitment, strategy and ambition to explore
significant social and cultural questions through creative practice,
dialogue and forms of communication.
He leads the artists’ initiative ‘Eight Days a Week’
developing cultural exchange projects with Liverpool and Köln.
He has developed a collaborative practice with Georg Gartz from
Köln questioning aesthetics, authorship and authenticity in
contemporary painting. He is a Principal Lecturer in Fine Art and
MA Course Leader at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
He also has forthcoming exhibitions and projects in Cologne and
Belgrade later in 2010.
Fine Art and Design Senior Assistant /
Cornerstone Gallery Manager
Liverpool Hope University
Tel: 0151 291 3997
The Cornerstone Gallery,
Liverpool Hope University,
Building, 1 Haigh Street,
Liverpool, L3 8QB
: In their own words
Bank Street Sheffield S1 2DS
November 6th - December 5th, 2009
artists working in different media were invited to describe one
of their works and submit both the work and the description for
inclusion in an exhibition. Nine poets were then invited to produce
a poem as a response to one of these works and nine jewellers to
produce a work inspired by an artist’s text. Texts, poems
and jewellery were exhibited without further explanation. In an
extension of this original project, for the Galvanise festival,
the original participants were asked to invite further artists,
poets and jewellers to participate. This current exhibition displays
the work of all 108 participants in the project.
Artists: Jonathan Allen, Bram Arnold, Jeffery Baker, Iwan Bala,
Dave Ball, Sovay Berriman, Martin J Callanan, Clive Caswell, cris
cheek, Pete Clarke, Daedalus, Roger Dilkes, Andrew
Dodds, Alec Finlay, Leo Fitzmaurice, Rachel Garfield, David Graham,
Tom Godfrey, S Mark Gubb, Lucy Harrison, Rupert Hartley, Samuel
Herbert, Espen Jensen, David Kirschner, Thorsten Knaub, Sarah Lightman,
Brendan Lyons, Richard Makin, Simon Morris, Ilona Niemi, Tony Rickaby,
Sarah, Sarah Ozanne, seekers of lice, Emma Smith, Julian Walker.
LOOKING BACK: FACING FORWARD MISTAKES AND METAPHORS
An exhibition of Paintings, Prints and Drawings of Pete Clarke
Victoria Gallery and Museum,
University of Liverpool,
Private View Thursday October 1st 5.30 – 7.00 pm
October 2nd 2009 – January 23rd 2010
view catalogue Click on images
Edge Hill Prize 2009: Commission from a North West Artist
The Edge Hill Prize is a prestigious literary award, bestowed annually
on the author of
a published short story collection from the UK or Ireland. In addition
to the £5000 first prize, the winning author receives a specially
commissioned artwork, sponsored by
Blackwell bookshops. Pete Clarke was selected from proposals from
North West artists for
this year’s prize, which will be awarded at The Bluecoat,
Liverpool on July 4th 2009.
Please consult our website www.edgehill.ac.uk/shortstory for
more on the Edge Hill Prize, the short story and prize-winning
Invisible Cities: Commissioned Painting by Pete Clarke.
Clarke’s work explores visual narratives influenced
as much by contemporary literature as by contemporary art
which makes this an appropriate artist for the commissioned
prize for a short story writer. He has selected composite
images of an imagined city, a building that represents metaphorically
the idea of a shell, an empty container of possible associations.
The constructed framed painting juxtaposes images and related
poetic text from ‘Invisible Cities’ by Italio
Calvino’s narrative explores imagination and the imaginable
through the descriptions of cities by the explorer Marco Polo in
a conversation with the aging emperor Kublai Khan.
The majority of the book consists of brief prose poems describing
cities and short dialogues between the two characters to discuss
various ideas presented by the cities on a wide range of topics
including linguistics and human nature.
Pete Clarke is a Liverpool based artist who explores concepts of
the city, modernity and history. He is a Principal Lecturer in Fine
Art and MA Course Leader at the University of Central Lancashire,
Preston. He leads the artists’ initiative ‘Eight Days
a Week’ developing cultural exchange projects with Liverpool
and Cologne. He has developed a collaborative practice with Georg
Gartz from Köln questioning aesthetics, authorship and authenticity.
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Past News: TiefSchwarz [Deep Black] The Print Connection
VHS Galerie Bezirksrathaus Lindenthal
Aachenerstr. 220 Köln
Exhibition 7.03.09 – 30.04.09
Private View Friday March 6 @ 7.30
Artists from Liverpool, Köln, Tunis and Pancèvo, present
TiefSchwarz [Deep Black] a
Printmaking exhibition in Köln, Pancèvo, Serbia and
Liverpool. The exhibition will include
graphic works from eleven artists’ exploring different attitudes
and practices in
contemporary intaglio printmaking.
Next Up: Liverpool Art Now
The Bluecoat School Lane, Liverpool
Date: From Friday, 12 December 2008 to Sunday, 22 February 2009
Features :Pete Clarke
2008 comes to an end, but the cultural life in Liverpool continues.
Why wouldn’t it?
The city’s artistic community is incredibly vibrant and to
celebrate this the Bluecoat shows off the depth of creative talent
to be found locally in Next Up: Liverpool Art Now, a group exhibition
showcasing over 35 artists currently living and working in Liverpool.
Featuring painting, drawing, video, photography, sculpture, installation
and animation, Next Up presents a diverse range of works by artists
with established national and international careers alongside emerging
artists who are developing their professional practice. Significantly
Next Up does not propose to be an exhaustive survey of the local
art scene, nor is it dictated by prize money or a curatorial theme.
Rather the exhibition simply presents a timely selection of artists’
work that is engaging and accomplished, and maintain’s the
Bluecoat’s strong tradition of commitment and support for
Artists exhibiting in Next Up: Liverpool Art Now
Oliver Braid, Paul Bratt, Pete Clarke, Paul Clarkson, John Davies,
Gina Czarnecki, Alan Dunn, Nina Edge, Jemma Egan, Leo Fitzmaurice,
Stephen Forge, Emma Gregory, Sean Hawkridge, Lin Holland, Neil Keating,
David Jacques, Alison Jones, Brigitte Jurack, Gareth Kemp, Harry
Lawson, James Loftus, Brendan Lyons, Nicki McCubbing, Geoff Molyneux,
Tabitha Kyoko Moses, Bernadette O'Toole, Richard Proffitt, James
Quin, Paul Rooney, The Singh Twins, Tony Smith, Markus Soukup, Imogen
Stidworthy, Nick Sykes, Chiz Turnross, Claire Weetman, Barry Worrall,
Kai-Oi Jay Yung.
Come along to our free drop-in exhibition
tours from 12.00pm-12.45pm each Friday.
‘SCARS FROM FALLS’
‘NEW PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS’ by PETE CLARKE
Kyotobar, Architectural Gallery, Gereonswall 75, 50670 Köln
Exhibition: October 25 – November 28 2008
Private View: Friday 24 October from 7.00pm
Discussion with the Artist: Saturday 25 October 2.00 – 5.00pm
Dr Martin Turke, art historian and curator invited Pete Clarke to
exhibit new work at Kyotobar, the award winning architectural space
designed by Johannes Schilling. This interesting and uncompromising
‘modernist’ concrete gallery produces a fascinating
context and contrast to the works on display. ‘Scars from
Falls’ is new work derived from a range of social and cultural
references including the metaphoric images of the ruins of Rome
by Piranesi, images of coastal erosion and drawings of ‘Gordale
Scar’, the 150 metre limestone gorge in Malham, Yorkshire.
This spectacular feature of the Craven fault is believed by many
geologists to be the remains of a huge underground cavern whose
roof collapsed around the time of the last ice age. It is also the
subject of a famous painting by Turner [circa 1816] Tate Britain.
Pete Clarke is a Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Central
Lancashire, Preston and the Lead Artist of ‘Eight Days A Week’,
the artists’ initiative that explores strategies for creative
dialogue between the cities of Liverpool and Köln.
Recent exhibitions by Pete Clarke include: ‘Ex Libris’,
a Prize winner at the International Printmaking Biennial, Pancevo,
Belgrade, 2008, ‘In exposed Areas’, Kulturbunker, Mülheim,
Köln and Atkinson Art Gallery Southport 2006, and ‘Rheinwärts’,
the collaboration project’ by Pete Clarke & Georg Gartz,
Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm, Köln 2008. He will also be
making ‘Turner’s travels,’ more collaborative
work with Georg Gartz in December at ‘Eight Days A Week at
the Bluecoat’ which runs from October – December 2008.
The exhibition was sponsored and acknowledges support from Stadt
Köln, Kulturamt Köln, The University of Central Lancashire,
Preston, ‘Eight Days A Week’, and the Liverpool Culture
Company, Liverpool European Capital of Culture.
Sunday, 4th May 2008 at 3.00 pm
Exhibition: 5th -25th May 2008
Pete Clarke, Liverpool and George Gartz, Cologne
Guest speakers of Anke Heyl, Art historian, Cologne
Hauptstr. 181, 51143 Cologne (Porz-Zündorf) Tel: 02203-5757609
Opening times: Wed + Sa 15-18 pm,
Sun 14 - 18 hours
‘C O A S T ‘
LIVERPOOL ARTISTS WORKSHOP 2007
18TH August to 2nd September
At Greenland Street Complex, Liverpool
In Collaboration With:
Triangle Arts Trust
The A Foundation
Liverpool Hope University
COAST is an artist-led initiative, previously registered as Cyfuniad International Artists Limited and maintains the same company number, objects and articles of association as Cyfuniad.
The Workshop Model:
COAST is based on The Triangle workshop model which brings together a group of 20-25 artists to work together and share ideas and methods for a period of two weeks. Workshops are typically initiated by a local working group of independent artists and are separate from museums or academic environments as workshops are peer-to-peer projects that promote “learning by exchange” with one another. For this reason, workshops focus on process instead of the final product and don’t have a specific theme leading the production of work.
At the end of the two weeks, the workshop hosts an Open Day, which is both a celebration of the project as well as a way of involving the local public in the developments and results of the workshops. Open Days have a strong local impact as the unusual nature of the workshops generates expectation and curiosity amongst local communities who have a chance of seeing first hand the process of making work and talking to local and international artists about their work and experiences.
This emphasis on experimentation, process, dialogue and exchange makes the workshop fundamentally different from most other international platforms such as biennials or exhibitions. Cyfuniad and COAST are part of the global network of workshops based on the Triangle model first established by Sir Anthony Caro and Sir Robert Loder in New York in 1982. (Visit the Triangle Arts Trust Website at: ww.trianglearts.org) Over the past 24 years the network has extended to more than 30 countries worldwide, with more than 3,500 artists participating.
COAST 2007 will work with a major new partner for 2007, the A Foundation, who have generously agreed to the Blade and Furnace spaces of the Greenland Street complex (a major venue in the Liverpool 2008 Biennial) being exclusively available to COAST.
Twelve international artists, and a further 4 from the UK (outside of Liverpool), will be invited to participate in the Workshop with a broad geographical and disciplinary spread. Those invited will range from emergent, established and mid-career artists, creating a dynamic exchange across age, experience, gender, social and cultural backgrounds.
In addition to the Working Group artists the UK Artists from outside Liverpool who have been nominated are:
Gayle Chong Kwan London Sculpture/installation
Mary Oliver Manchester Film/Performance/installation
Matt Frank London Sculpture
Harold Offeh London Photography
International artists who have been nominated are:
Abu Nasser Robii Bangladesh mixed media/performance
Lara Baladi Egypt mixed media/photography
Rui Assubuiju Mozambique photography
Diala Khasawnih Jordan mixed media/painting
Juan David Mdinia
Colombia mixed media/installation
Humberto Diaz Cuba mixed media/installation
Mriganka Assam video
Italo Zuffi Italy
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
2008 is Liverpool’s Capital of
Culture year and the 10th Anniversary of Eight Days A Week. Eight
Days led by Pete Clarke plan to launch a celebratory catalogue in
March 2008 to mark this occasion. In addition to this, they intend
to take out a 6-month lease on a property to function as an exhibition
and activity space during 2008. This will enable 8DAW to carry out
a series of high-profile activities and developing links with Cologne
and other European cities.
Eight Days A Week (8DAW), an artists’ initiative, explores strategies for creative dialogue between the cities and regions of Liverpool and Cologne, Germany through an ongoing cultural exchange programme that promotes the new understanding of ‘International Practice in the Regional’. Since its beginnings in 1998 8DAW has organised over 100 projects, has developed cultural festivals in 2002, 2004 and 2006. 8DAW will continue presenting artists’ practices to new audiences and new communities within Europe, to generate informed and critical public debate around the social role of contemporary art and culture. 8DAW has received significant recognition from Liverpool City Council, who highlighted the initiative as an inclusive collaborative project linking Liverpool with Cologne as a major part of the successful European Capital City of Culture submission for 2008.
“Eight Days A Week 10th Anniversary Publication”
As well as being Capital of Culture, 2008 marks the 10th anniversary of 8DAW. To mark this occasion, 8DAW plans to publish a celebratory publication which will showcase all 8DAW activities during 2007/08, review past achievements, and present our ambitions for the future. This publication will be used to promote Liverpool and the 8DAW Exchange in Cologne and other European cities. It will provide information about the exchange project, encourage new links and networking opportunities and promote our partner organisations both here in the UK and abroad. Initial plans are for a 32 page, A4 format magazine. Text will be provided by both 8DAW members and additional authors who will be commissioned to write articles about 8DAW exhibitions, artists, and cultural issues raised by the exchange project.
Publication to be ready for distribution in March 2008 and will be distributed in Liverpool, Cologne, other UK and European cities throughout 2008.
“Eight Days A Week Project Space”
In 2008, 8DAW plans to take out a 6 months lease on a property which will function as an exhibition and resource space for artists. This will provide a base for 8DAW activities which will include exhibitions, artist residencies, film screenings, performance events and enable us to develop links with educational institutions in the city 8DAW has recognised the need for independent exhibition spaces in Liverpool which provide opportunities for professional development of artists and engage with a diverse range of the community. This venue will establish greater visibility for 8DAW and provide a solid presence during Capital of Culture.
‘COLLABORATION’, a painting project by Pete Clarke & Georg Gartz.
This project produced work in England and Germany since 1998 and has made reciprocal exhibitions in Köln and Liverpool. In May 2007 Pete Clarke and Georg Gartz will start a new ‘collaborative’ project charting Turner’s travels and journeys along the Rhine in Germany and in the North of England. The artists will revisit iconic places depicted in Turner’s paintings and sketchbooks producing new transcriptions and invented images. The project will explore concepts of nationality, ‘the regional in the international’ within an European context.
‘RETROSPECTIVE – LIVERPOOL PAINTINGS’,
Pete Clarke will be exhibiting at the new exhibition space at the Victoria Building, Liverpool University Gallery in 2009. He will show a range of paintings exploring the ‘changing face of the city’, the exhibition will be accompanied by a illustrated and annotated catalogue with a range of invited contributions from artists and academics.