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