10: C O A S T : LIVERPOOL ARTISTS WORKSHOP 2007
A Foundation, Greenland Street Complex, Liverpool
O A S T
August to 2nd September
Donna Berry, Pete Clarke, Lin Holland, David Lewis, Geoff
Molyneux, Tabitha Moses
Margit Schoening, Tony Smith
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
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 worked with a major new partner in 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.
Coast International artists:
Juan David Medina
Mriganka Madhukaillya Assam,
Hilario Gemuce Pompilio
Juan Javier Salazar
Gayle Chong Kwan
Tabitha Moses *