Liverpool Biennial 2014: A Needle Walks Into a Haystack

Liverpool Biennial 2014: A Needle Walks Into a Haystack

Sat 5 July – Sun 26 October, 10am - 6pm

FREE

A Needle Walks into a Haystack is the Biennial’s exhibition of international art that unfolds across Liverpool’s public spaces and galleries. Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman, it disrupts the way we assume our habits, and experience our habitats.

The Bluecoat presents a single artist, American painter James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Through paintings, prints, drawings, sound, ephemera and key correspondences, this exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK, will explore elements of Whistler’s practice and life that position him as the ‘original’ contemporary artist, in a reflection of how artists operate today. 

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Liverpool’s creative hub, the Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature.

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The Art of Business

The Art of Business

Thu 10 Jul, 6pm

Free 

Inspired by Liverpool's International Festval of Business, management specialist Peter Bond discusses how art and artists can provide solutions to some of the thorny problems facing today's managers.

Introduction Intaglio with Emma Gregory

Introduction Intaglio with Emma Gregory

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Jul, 10am - 4pm

Tickets: £10/£120

with Emma Gregory 

Liverpool Biennial 2014 - Exhibition Tour

Liverpool Biennial 2014 - Exhibition Tour

Sat 12 Jul, 2pm

Free. booking required

Join the exhibition’s co-curator Rosie Cooper (Project Curator, Liverpool Biennial) and the Bluecoat’s exhibitions curator Sara-Jayne Parsons.

On New Grounds

On New Grounds

Thu 3 Jul - Sun 3 Aug, 10am - 6pm

Free 

This selection of intaglio prints exhibited takes its inspiration from Whistler’s drypoint and etching work in the gallery. 

Nils Norman: Words on the Bluecoat’s College Lane elevation

Nils Norman: Words on the Bluecoat’s College Lane elevation

Friday, 24 Jan 2014 - Friday, 23 Jan 2015

Visitors arriving from College Lane will have noticed brightly coloured words painted onto the ...

  • Tickets: Free
On New Grounds

On New Grounds

Thursday, 03 Jul 2014 - Sunday, 03 Aug 2014

This selection of intaglio prints exhibited takes its inspiration from Whistler’s drypoint and etching ...

  • Tickets: Free
MothMan comic book

MothMan comic book

Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 - Sunday, 26 Oct 2014

 Artist Tony Knox celebrates a decade of his MothMan alter ego, the dysfunctional, bumbling Superhero he has explored through ...

  • Tickets: Free
Liverpool Biennial 2014: A Needle Walks Into a Haystack

Liverpool Biennial 2014: A Needle Walks Into a Haystack

Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 - Sunday, 26 Oct 2014

Liverpool Biennial 2014: The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art A Needle Walks Into a Haystack Sat ...

Explore - Whistler

Explore - Whistler

Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 - Saturday, 25 Oct 2014

A host of creative activities related to the Whistler exhibition for families to do ...

  • Tickets: Free
FLUX Liverpool

FLUX Liverpool

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 - Friday, 01 Aug 2014

A pioneering arts festival engineered by young people, created for everyone. Set within Liverpool’s ...

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