basement @ the Bluecoat.

20th – 26th October 2008 in the Project Space.
Open studio: Thursday 23rd October 4pm - 6pm.

                                                                                                              © Susan Leask

Susan Leask
Margaretha Schöning
Maria Luiza Pyrlik
Sandra Zarth
basement XIII

basement artists Susan Leask and Margaretha Schöning have invited Maria Luiza Pyrlik from Krakow and Sandra Zarth from Cologne to journey across Merseyside mapping the geographical, social and cultural landscape.
Departing from the cellars, basement previously visited garages and attics in Liverpool and created work in response to sites in Mumbai and Lima. Now basement is returning to Liverpool to re-examine their home base.
Travelling from the Project Space at the Bluecoat they will crisscross Merseyside. It is a new world to explore for the visiting artists and for the Liverpool based artists a chance to revisit and investigate new avenues. The journeys undertaken individually and together, by foot or on public transport will be interspersed with crossovers, junctions and meetings with others; artists and inhabitants of the city, offering varying opportunities to sample and examine the daily social and cultural life.
Guided by their own curiosity, public transport routes, suggestions by studio visitors and via email or chance encounters in the street, the artists will gather information, collect memorabilia and insights, take notes and snapshots. On returning to base they will reflect on their daily discoveries and with invited guests will discuss, critique and debate their findings. If you have any suggestions for journeys, places or events happening during this week for the artists to include please email these to: or

The Bluecoat
School Lane
L1 3BX