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Artist's talk: Anne Harild

 

Anne Harild describes the process of designing her commission for Bluecoat's courtyard and working closely with Blue Room and Out of the Blue.

About Anne Harild and the 2015 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA):

Danish artist Anne Harild is the recipient of the 2015 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) artist residency at the Bluecoat. Her work is rooted in an exploration of the urban environment, the grids and textures that make up contemporary cities and shape  our life within them. The resulting commission is a colonnade-like structure for the front courtyard inspired by architectural features of the building.

Anne’s process has been informed by a series of workshops with participants of two of the Bluecoat’s regular engagement projects. Blue Room is a weekly programme for artists with learning disabilities with a membership of over 30 adults from across the city. Some of our Blue Room members volunteer to help us to run weekly art clubs for children in Anfield, Everton, Granby, Norris Green and Walton. During school holidays the young members of our Out of the Blue clubs come to the Bluecoat for activities, often working alongside Blue Room. Their activities are usually inspired by the work in our galleries but they were delighted to work with Anne and make a contribution to the creation of an artwork to be exhibited here.

Anne worked with both of the groups over several months. Together they explored the architecture of the Bluecoat building, new and old, and  created their own models and drawings. The ideas generated have directly inspired Anne’s  piece which will be officially launched on 4 August and  will be with us until late autumn.

Funded by the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award http://www.alexandrareinhardt.net/

Supported by Steve Hunt Partnership http://stevehuntpartnership.co.uk/

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  • Funded by the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award http://www.alexandrareinhardt.net/  Supported by Steve Hunt Partnership http://stevehuntpartnership.co.uk/

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