Saturday, 14. July 2018, Sites across Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you?

from 14. July 2018 - 9:00
till 28. October 2018 - 22:00

Sites across Liverpool

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Liverpool Biennial, a free festival of contemporary art with something for visitors of all ages, will mark its 20th anniversary this year with the 10th edition under the title Beautiful world, where are you?, running from 14 July – 28 October 2018.
Over 15 weeks, art will take over the city’s public spaces, galleries, museums and civic buildings with free exhibitions, public artworks and events. There are plenty of ways for families to get involved throughout the festival with family-friendly exhibitions, tours, workshops and family days in venues across the city.
More than 40 artists from 22 countries will participate in this year’s programme which invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil. The city of Liverpool provides the setting for the exhibition which takes place in public spaces, galleries, museums and civic buildings, encouraging visitors to explore the city’s rich histories.

Highlights for this year’s programme include:

Artworks created by children for children; pupils from Knotty Ash Primary School have collaborated with leading artist Ryan Gander to create a series of artworks. Among them will be bench-like public sculptures at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and an exhibition of new works at Bluecoat.

Families can get their hands dirty and help grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth; Kingsley Community Primary School will design and construct a new ‘healing’ garden for the city in collaboration with Artist Mohamed Bourouissa and Granby Four Streets CLT. Modelled on the traditions of Algerian gardens, the project is inspired by the idea of gardening as occupational therapy.

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A monumental sculpture in a central Liverpool square by artist Holly Hendry, alongside other art to be discovered around the city; Exchange Flags will form the backdrop for a new large-scale sculpture by artist Holly Hendry reflecting on the architectural history of Liverpool; from the Williamson tunnels to the old dock buried under Liverpool ONE.

Liverpool Biennial venues offer something for all the family and have the facilities required for a day out; The Biennial will celebrate Liverpool’s great spaces, underlining the history and architecture of the city and giving visitors fresh insight into the cityscape. Alongside Tate Liverpool, FACT, Open Eye Gallery and Bluecoat, the Biennial will also unfold across buildings including St George’s Hall, the Oratory, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool Playhouse theatre, and Blackburne House. Public spaces will include Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Exchange Flags and Liverpool ONE, among others.

 Liverpool Biennial 2018 marks 20 years of presenting international art in the city and region. It is also part of Liverpool 2018, a year-long programme which celebrates the city’s culture and creativity a decade on from European Capital of Culture.  
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