The Art Lids Live Art Studio Outdoor event


Saturday 24th September 2011-Part of THE BOLD STREET FESTIVAL
Ropewalks Square, off Bold Street, Liverpool 12pm-4pm

Contact: Antonia Jones, Tel: 077155 96819, Email:

'The Art Lids' are a group of emerging artists from the Liverpool Universities. Our mission is to develop our art practices through actively engaging with our City, its vibrant arts community and beyond!

Join us for a spectacular Art overload where you will get to see the cities emerging Artists practicing their everyday Art studies – bringing their work right to you! ‘The Art Lids’ Live Art Studio is run in partnership with the Bold Street Festival on Saturday 24th September.

Why not have a go yourself at some of the techniques they can show you! Check out how real art is produced! See artists show off their mad skills in the heart of Liverpool. Find out what this rather peculiar gaggle of students are doing with the community in Liverpool and how they are getting involved with your city.

Come along on Saturday to see a real wild artist trapped in a playpen while piecing together a strange sort of Jigsaw! Get involved in some fantastic printing methods and make your own! See how beautiful Origami flowers are made. Watch artists working on real commissions for local bands. Join three artists who are painting a mural based on the event, and maybe get your self painted onto it! But watch out for the sneaky artist who will be leaving surprises all over the place!

We are lifting the lids of Art. We are opening your lids to Art. We are 'The Art Lids’!

As Artists, our own working styles are enhanced by the involvement we have with Liverpool’s' Community, and through generating exciting ideas, events and partnerships. We are student friends with a lot of artistic talent, sharing common goals.

This is one event you should not miss…check out our event on Facebook -!/event.php?eid=245982802110392

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Private View 4th March

In Conversation with Sonia Khurana 

Monday 20 September, 4 - 6pm

All Welcome

Admission: Free

The Johnson Foundation Auditorium
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool School of Art and Design
2 Duckinfield Street
Liverpool L3 5RD
As part of Liverpool Biennial
Khurana’s art practice embraces areas in-between video, photography, elements of performance, drawing, installation, and more recently, works in public spaces. Her recent body of work - mainly videos, performances and text - focuses on the poetics of inner experience, and the polemics of being in the world. Khurana tends to draw critically on these concerns in ways that are often visually simple and understated. Join us for this special talk with Catherine Butterworth.
Through performative modes, Khurana strives to engage with the constant struggle between body and language, to achieve a corporeal eloquence. Through these deliberately poetic intimations, Khurana strives to persistently explore and re-define the space of the political.
Sonia Khurana has exhibited and worked widely and internationally, including recently at Aichee Trienniale (Ngoya, Japan), Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) and the Whitechapel Gallery as part of ‘Where three dreams cross’, and the travelling exhibition ‘Indian Highway’. In May 2010 she was a panel speaker for ‘Art Institutions and Feminist Politics Now’ symposium at MOMA , New York.
For more information please email: Juan Cruz, Head of Arts and Architecture



A series of talks at the Art and Design Academy

The invited speakers/practitioners have International reputations in their disciplines and will be examining the role of design in the world today.

The talks mark a conscious effort of the ADA Design Department to put Design at the centre of the material and economic fabric of Liverpool and the North West as a whole and, at its heart, the intention of re:think is to bring both the public and designers together – part education / part introduction to design.

The talks are free but booking is advised as places are limited. Booking at

Download Re-Think pdf


Please click here for more information on the Festival of Architecture


4pm LJMU Art & Design Academy, Duckinfield Street off Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5RD Tickets are free but should be booked in advance at or on 08452202800

In preparation for the opening on 18 September, Liverpool Biennial has invited prominent artists and thinkers to reflect on TOUCHED, the International exhibition 2010’s theme.

A Philosophy of Fidgets
Professor Steven Connor examines the reason behind why we fidget.  “Fidgeting is a process of searching for an ideal ‘thinking thing’….when we fidget, we put ourselves into play, we use fidgetable objects to play with ourselves, even to play with our own play”

Steven Connor has written for and published in over 100journals and books on subjects ranging from Charles Dickens to the act of clapping.  Most recently, he has published Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism (2000).  The Book of Skin (2003) and Fly (2006).  His most recent book The Matter of the Air and Paraphernalia: The Secret Magic of Ordinary Things will be published later this year. includes many lectures, broadcasts and unpublished works.  He is currently Professor of modern Literature and Theory at Birkbeck College London.


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