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Critical Mass: Visual Arts Open Weekend

  • Fri, 02 Mar 2012 - Sat, 03 Mar 2012
  • 12.00 AM - 11.59 PM
  • Location: The Bluecoat
  • Tickets: Free - just turn up.

Artists, galleries and studio groups in Liverpool, Manchester and Cumbria/Lancashire are creating a critical mass of visual arts happenings - open studios, talks, discussions, exhibitions and events - over three weekends in March.  As part of this opportunity to find out about contemporary art, some of the Bluecoat’s creative community artists open their studios to the public.

Jungle image for Topophobia

Topophobia Private View

6.00pm-8.00pm, Friday 2 March 2012
Fear of place is the focus of this exhibition. Ten artists – Anne Eggebert, Matze Einhoff, David Ferrando Giraut, Polly Gould, Marja Helander, Uta Kogelsberger, Abigail Reynolds, Almut Rink, Emily Speed and Louise K Wilson – respond to this intriguing subject through drawing, video, painting, photography sculpture, sound and installation.

One of the artists at the Bluecoat hard at work in her studio

Creative Community open studios

11.00am–5.00pm, Saturday 3 March 2012
As part of this opportunity across the city to find out about contemporary artists’ practice, some of the Bluecoat’s creative community artists open their studios to the public. At the time of writing, artists presenting open studios include:

Free, just turn up.

Reactor micro-projects (part of The Royal Standard Dialogues programme)

4.00pm-6.00pm, Saturday 3 Macrh 2012

Reactor is an art collective that creates projects in which audiences become active participants. Reactor leaves no room for the passive observer, creating work in which, rather than being forced, active engagement becomes the norm. Group dynamics and social interaction come to the fore, as participants immerse themselves in an unknown that invites risk-taking and a heightened sense of reality. A day-long workshop will take place at the Bluecoat, where Reactor will work with participants to develop a series of micro-projects, which the public are invited to inhabit and experience. Click for for further details regarding Reactor.

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