The exhibition and prizes acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the artists and their contribution to contemporary art within Liverpool, as well as further afield.
It aims to promote national awareness and discussion of contemporary art in the city and to support individual artists in developing their practices. It is an annual exhibition and award for artists from or based in the Liverpool City Region.
Prize has attracted sponsors from the local business community. Now in its third year the exhibition will take place at METAL at Edge Hill Station and is now a firmly established part of Liverpool’s annual visual art diary.
EXHIBITION: Friday June 4 – to Saturday July 10
PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday June 3. 6.00pm – 9.00pm (All Welcome)
AWARDS CEREMONY: Wednesday June 30. 6.00pm – 8.00pm
VENUE: METAL at Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool L7 6ND (more details)
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday – Friday 2.00pm – 6.00pm Saturday 12.00pm – 4.00pm (closed Sunday and Monday)
Gina Czarnecki (INSTALLATION)
David Jacques: (MULTIMEDIA)
James Quin: (PAINTING/DRAWING)
Paul Rooney: (FILM)
Emily Speed: (SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATION)
£2000 to the Overall Winner plus, new for this year, the opportunity to show at the Walker Art Gallery and £1,000 to the ‘People’s Choice’ Winner. The winners will be announced on Wednesday June 30.
VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER
Visit the gallery and vote for your favourite artist before closing on Tuesday June 29.
Curated by Jenny Porter.
Sat, June 26, 2010 Afternoon – time TBC
Metal, The Building on Platform 1 & 2, Liverpool, L7 6ND (map)
With: Paul Rooney, James Quinn, David Jacques & Gina Czarnecki
FREE! but please book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
See Culturepool website for more details
LIVERPOOL ONE TO JOIN LIGHT NIGHT CELEBRATIONS
Light Night on Friday 14 May sees Liverpool showcasing an amazing array of attractions from the City’s museums, galleries and cultural venues.
And Liverpool ONE has joined in the programme of events with an exclusive preview of the 2010 Liverpool Art Prize.
The Liverpool Art Prize, founded in 2008 by artinliverpool.com, is a contemporary art competition open to professional artists based or born in Merseyside. This year’s exhibition is taking place at Metal, Edge Hill Station from 3 June but organisers have teamed up with Liverpool ONE to showcase 17 pieces of the competition artwork for a special preview on Light Night.
Said Estate Director Chris Bliss: “Light Night is a fantastic initiative and whilst we are open for late night shopping and dining throughout the week, we’re delighted to be able to offer a cultural element on Light Night with this exclusive exhibition preview. We really hope our shoppers will engage with it, and that it will bring something a little different to their Friday evening.”
The exhibition will take place on College Lane and New Manesty’s Lane, and there will also be a chance to meet some of the artists who will be exhibiting their work.
Founder of the Liverpool Art Prize, Ian Jackson comments: “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase some of the truly wonderful entries we have received and hopefully bring these incredible works to a new audience.”
The exhibition is open from 6pm until 8pm, and a performance from a string quartet will accompany proceedings.
New Catalan deli, Lunya will be treating visitors to a selection of Spanish canapés throughout the event, creating an atmosphere similar to that of a VIP gallery opening.
Many stores at Liverpool ONE will stay open until 9pm in celebration of Light Night with restaurants as usual remaining open ‘til late.
Liverpool Art Prize 2010 Preview Event in Liverpool ONE
outdoor exhibition previewing this year’s Liverpool Art Prize, launching on LIGHT NIGHT – Friday 14 May 2010 18-20.00 (Exhibition continues until 3 June.)
FREE, Family-friendly, with Refreshments and Choir. On the Streets: College Lane, Manesty’s Lane, Peter’s Lane – Just turn up
Launch of the prestigious Liverpool Art Prize featuring special preview of short-listed artists for 2010 and images of artworks from previous years. On the streets of Liverpool ONE with refreshments.
Phone:0151 232 3100
Liverpool Art Prize