Liverpool Art Month suggested Light Night Route!

Enjoy the Liverpool Art Month for Light Night this Friday.

Start at The Bridewell at 4pm for ‘Possible Impossibilities’ then go to The Royal Standard for the ‘Black Sun Horizon’ preview at 4.30pm. WCS are presenting ‘Liverpool Unfinished’ at Drop the Dumbells all night until 12midnight, then Arena Studios & Gallery start at 6pm with their now legendary Light Night shenanigans, this time with a twist: Come and explore Arena’s studios and all its little interesting nooks and crannies and participate in some of the interesting happenings, events and interactive performances presented for one night only.  Don’t miss Paul Bywater’s ‘Something to do with Death’ exhibition too! Next up get over to the Albert Dock for The Liverpool Art Prize exhibition that closes at 8pm.  Back into town for Breeze studios Bonanza, then Lu Lowe’s Photo Booth on Seel Street at Matt Ford Studio (make sure you get there before 9pm) and finish off at Mello Mello after dark for their 3D projection ‘Of Time and Place’ on the side of their building. Phew!

Making Shapes

In order to help raise the vital funding needed to promote and facilitate the events taking place for Liverpool Art Month, selected professional artists across Merseyside have dedicated their time to contribute to ‘Making Shapes.’ These artworks are currently being displayed at the Art Month Hub venue (The Grand Hall) situated in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, and will be sold in an on-line auction to raise the funds needed for the Art Month. Email to register your interest.

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sian hughesPaul O'Keefe


Liverpool Art Month would like to invite you to use the Art Month Bus Tour to visit
the events and exhibitions that are taking place in Liverpool throughout May. Our
bus tour guide will take you on a trail to discover the independent art venues and
exciting exhibitions offered by Liverpool Art Month.

Bus tours will pick up from all venues on the tour and will run every Saturday during
Art Month departing at 1pm from The Liverpool Art Month Hub Space, Grand Hall (next to ‘What’s Cooking?’), The Colonnades, Albert Dock, L3 4AA  ,  Please leave time
to see the Liverpool Art Prize Exhibition at The Hub Space, before the bus departs.
Arrival at The Hub Space, after the tour, should not be any later than 4pm.

Tickets are £4 and as there are a limited number so we strongly recommend that you
buy in advance from this website.


Bus Tour Plan Saturday 4th May
The Drifters Escape, The Bridewell
Open Studios, Road Studios

T-Here, Camp and Furnace

Bus Tour Plan Saturday 11th May
Landscape 2013, Corke Gallery
Strangers in a Strange Land, The Walker Art Gallery
Something to do with Death, Arena Studios and Gallery
Open Studios, 104 Duke Street Collective

Bus Tour Plan Saturday 18th May
Possible Impossibilities, The Bridewell
Black Sun Horizon, The Royal Standard
Photo Booth, Matt Ford Studio
Liverpool Unfinished, Wolstenholme Creative Space at Drop the Dumbells

Bus Tour Plan Saturday 25th May
JMU Degree Show, Liverpool John Moore’s University
Open Studios, RedWire Studios
Realism, The Gallery Liverpool
Liverpool Art Fair, Camp and Furnace

The Drifter’s Escape; an exhibition of paintings by Barry Charlton/Gareth Kemp/James Quin/Nick Sykes/Chiz Turnross


The Drifter’s Escape is an exhibition of new paintings by five Liverpool artists. The exhibition is part of Liverpool Art Month and will include an exciting event called John Wesley Harding Revisited.   All five artists show paintings that pertain to the theme of The drifter’s Escape, either in very direct terms or very loosely; from Charlton’s historical portraits of Outlaws, Kemp’s paintings of constructed American landscapes showing scenes of death and tragedy, Nick Sykes’ quasi abstract landscapes/portraits steeped in myth and the outcasts, cowboys and drifters in the works by Quin and Turnross.

Curated by: Gareth Kemp

The exhibition takes place in the gallery within The Bridewell Studios and Gallery, housed in a former police station.

Private View: Thursday 2nd May 2013 18.00-22.00
The Private View will include performances by Sonny Morris and Mark Pountney.
Exhibition open: 3rd/4th May 2013 11.00-17.00

Address: Bridewell Studios and Gallery
101 Prescot Street
L7 8UL

The exhibition will act as a backdrop for a performance and Bridewell fundraiser on Sun 5th May 2013 13.00-18.00

John Wesley Harding Revisited; hobos and drifters from the Liverpool music scene perform songs from Dylan’s classic 1967 Long Player.   The event will open with a talk by Writer, Musician and Dylanologist  Chris Hockenhull, about Dylan’s John Wesley Harding Album. Performing the songs are The Night Porters/Stuart Todd/Chris Hockenhull/Paul Molloy/Kristian Ealey/Mark Pountney/Cathy Butterworth/Dom Delacroix/Chiz Turnross/Puzzle/Bryan Biggs.

Support slot by Matt Barton (Tramp Attack).

Doors Open: 13.00
Support Act: 14.30
Main Performance: 15.30

This is a Bridewell Fundraiser: suggested donation £5.00

For further information or images please contact Gareth Kemp 07718918030

Making Shapes

In order to help raise the vital funding needed to promote and facilitate the events taking place for Liverpool Art Month, selected professional artists across Merseyside have dedicated their time to contribute to ‘Making Shapes.’ 

This is a crowd funding project that asks artists to create an original artwork using a small wooden Art Month shape – the piece can be inventive as the artist wants but must be representative of their individual practice. 

 Each artist has been provided with two pieces of wood that can be combined and styled in any way the artist sees fit.  These artworks will then be displayed at the Art Month Hub venue situated in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, and sold to raise the funds needed for the Art Month.  Artworks by high profile artists will be sold separately in an online auction.

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In the spirit of supporting Liverpool Art Month, the artists are donating the artworks from the goodness of their hearts and receiving no payment.

Possible Impossibilities At Bridewell Studios and Gallery

Bridewell Studios and Gallery would like to invite artists to
submit work for Possible Impossibilities, a contemporary drawing
show to be held in conjunction with The Liverpool Art Prize and
Liverpool Art Month. Artists can submit up to 3 images of their
work for selection. There is no size restriction, but artists may want
to bear in mind that the curators are looking to create a busy hang.
There is no restriction on media or format – 2D, 3D or time-based:
our definition of drawing and drawing practices is a very open one.
Workshops and site-specific interventions will also be considered for
inclusion. The Bridewell is a Grade II listed late Victorian former police
station on Prescot St. Liverpool, opposite the Royal Hospital chimney
stack. Submissions or proposals that respond to the site are welcome.
Submitted work will be selected by the Bridewell Gallery
committee. Normally one artwork from each successful admission
will be selected, however multiples will be taken into consideration.
Successful artists will be notified by email on Wednesday 8th May
2013 and requested to deliver their artworks to Bridewell Studios
no later than 5pm on Monday 13th May 2013. The exhibition will
be widely publicised and posted on the Bridewell website and
social media networks. Work will be on display from 17th – 31st
May 2013 and needs to be made available for the whole of the
period from 13th – 31st May 2013 inclusive.
Important Dates & Deadlines

Sunday 5th May 2013: Deadline for submission of no more than
3 JPEG images (1MB each max.); or if proposing a performance,
time-based or site-specific work; a 500 (max.) word description
and 3 (max.) accompanying images should be submitted. If you
wish to submit digital time-based media (for submission 5 mins.
max. The artwork may have a longer duration for display), please
send a link either to a private Vimeo host or YouTube entry. You
must include titles, media used, sizes and a brief artist statement.
Artwork will not be considered without supporting information.

Wednesday 8th May: successful applicants will be notified by
9 am Thursday 9th May – 5 pm Monday 13th May: Submission
of artworks to Bridewell Studios and Gallery by appointment.
Artist may sell their artwork if they wish. If selling work, please
include a price(s) with your supporting document. Please note
Bridewell Gallery takes a 30% commission from each sale. Any
sold artwork needs to stay in place at the Bridewell until 5 pm on
31st May 2013.
Please submit all JPEG images and supporting document to:
Ed Bruce



Liverpool Art Fair is an annual four day event which aims to showcase a wide range of affordable original art by a plethora of local artists; providing a unique insight into the region’s creative talent and the opportunity for everyone, from seasoned collector to first time art buyer, to own their own piece of the Liverpool art world.

The inaugural Liverpool Art Fair took place from 1st to the 4th June 2012, and showcased the work of over 70 artists, selected from over 200 submissions. Hundreds of visitors joined us over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the wealth of talent in the region, and many are now the proud owners of their own piece of Liverpool art. A smaller, more informal event, Liverpool Art Fair: Print Edition, was also held at Camp and Furnace in December 2012, offering visitors the chance to purchase locally produced original and limited edition prints; from linocuts and etchings to photographs and screenprints, in the run up to Christmas. We hope to build on these successes, and ensure Liverpool Art Fair becomes a key annual event in the arts calendar of the North West.

Liverpool Art Fair 2013 will take place from 24-27th May, at Camp and Furnace in Liverpool’s thriving Baltic Triangle. Once again, this is an open submission event, and we are inviting all artists based within a 25 mile radius of Liverpool, to submit work for inclusion.

Please visit the SUBMIT page of the website for more details and a submission form, and note that the deadline is 9am on Monday 15th April.

Work for inclusion will be selected by our independent panel and successful artists will be notified at the beginning of May.



Arena Studios and Gallery would like to invite Merseyside artists to submit work for our 11th annual auction to be held for a second year in conjunction with The Liverpool Art Prize and Liverpool Art Month.
Artists can submit up to 3 images of their work for selection. no bigger than 60cm x 60cm, there is no restrictions on media and 3D work will be considered. All submitted work will be viewed and selected by a panel consisting of members from the Liverpool Art Prize Consortium. Due to time restrictions on the night it is likely that only one piece of artwork from each artist will be selected however this may not always be the case. Successful artists will be notified by email and requested to deliver their artworks to Arena Studios. Work will be catalogued, photographed and posted on both Arena’s and the Art Prize Consortium websites and across all the usual social media networks. Work will be on display in The Elevator Bar in the week running up to the auction. It will be possible to register and submit bids prior to the event via e mail.

Important Dates & Deadlines
Monday 1st April 2013: Call for submission of no more that 3 JPEG images you must include titles, media used, sizes and a brief artist statement. Art work will not be considered with supporting information.
Friday 12th April 2013: Deadline for submission of JPEG and accompanying material.
Tuesday 16th April: Successful applicant will be notified by email.
Friday 19th April: Submission of artworks to Arena Studios for photographing.
Monday 22nd April: All selected artworks and artist details posted on web and social network sites.
Monday 29th April: Work will be on display in The Elevator Bar, Parliament Street.
Friday 3rd May: auction night. Viewing and registration from 6pm. Auction 7pm till 10pm.

Arena take a 30% commission from each sale and the money raised is put back into Arena Studios & Gallery to help continue the development of our free art exhibition and events programme.

Please submit all JPEG images to