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. 

Liverpool Biennial 2014 - Exhibition Tour

Liverpool Biennial 2014 - Exhibition Tour

Sat 2 Aug, 2pm

Free, booking required

Simone Mair (Assistant Curator, Liverpool Biennial) leads this tour.

Welcome to <br />the Bluecoat

Welcome to
the Bluecoat

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

As the oldest building in Liverpool’s city centre, the Bluecoat houses a creative community of...

Summer Holiday Explore

Summer Holiday Explore

Wed 23 Jul - Sat 30 Aug (Mondays to Saturdays) 10am - 4pm

Free, drop-in 

Why did Whistler make his gallery attendants wear yellow? Find out the answer to this question and more with the Bluecoat's Engagement Team who are in the galleries with activities for families and anyone with an equiring mind.

Introduction to Screenprinting with Alex Smith

Introduction to Screenprinting with Alex Smith

Wed 6 Aug - Wed 27 Aug, 6pm - 9pm

Tickets: £130/£120 

This four week course is a great way to get started with screen print at the Bluecoat.Great for both absolute beginners and those who want to freshen up on past experiences in screenprint. Screenprint is a flexible medium that lends itself well to most 2D approaches from painting and drawing to graphic design and photography. 

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

Every Saturday 1-4pm in the Hub A host of creative activities related to the Whistler ...

  • 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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