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GLOBAL STUDIO

The Bluecoat - Global Studio Exhibition
9 April – 20 June 2010

Aspects of contemporary printmaking, graphic processes of communication
Global as a concept is not necessarily about nationality, geography or place but more a question of attitude, a political commitment, a strategy and ambition to explore significant social and cultural questions through creative practice, dialogue and forms of communication.

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Over the last ten years the landscape for the creative practice of Printmaking has changed, the advent of global communication has enabled much greater international collaboration and for a wider community of Printmakers across the world to be connected. Printmaking, both in its message and its production, has always been primarily a democratic and collaborative process. These factors have allowed printmaking to quietly gain a more pivotal role in mainstream contemporary art practice.


Pete Clarke has selected artists from various international networks, for this Printmaking Project as part of ‘Global Studio’ - IMPACT 6 Print Conference and exhibition, Bristol, UK 2009, Coast- the Liverpool International Artists Workshop 2007 and the on-going ‘Eight Days A Week’ artists from Liverpool and Cologne taking part in unique cultural exchanges.

 

EIGHT DAYS PROJECT SPACE AT THE BLUECOAT 2009

“Eight Days At the bluecoat click on link to download PDF of events

Eight Days A Week plan to take out a 3 month lease on the ‘Artist in Residence Space at the Bluecoat’, Liverpool to function as an activity space, exhibition and resource space for artists from October – December 2008.

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New Free Mothman Comic Book click on poster
By Artists Tony Knox, Anna McDade, Katie Hanratty
25th September - 25th December 2008

A free preview issue zero downloadable comic book inspired by character The Mothman, for issue one Artist will be invited to contribute to the comic book, the finished hard copy comic book to be realised in Köln and Liverpool the close of the Year in connection with eight days a week at the Bluecoat.
click on poster to download comic or view online click here.


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News:
Eight Days A Week: Press release 12th March 2008






Art exhibitions celebrating the link between Liverpool and Cologne
Artists from Liverpool and its German sister city of Cologne, are taking part in a unique cultural exchange to mark the occasion of Liverpool 08 European City of Culture.
A leading European centre for art, Cologne has major museum collections, an unparalleled commercial gallery scene and a large community of artists. Liverpool, with its national collections at the Walker, the Tate Gallery, the Bluecoat and the Biennial– the UK’s largest modern contemporary art event – has a growing reputation in the visual arts. Art has therefore been an important element of the cities’ relationship with each other, most recently through Eight Days A Week, an ongoing programme of exhibitions, residencies, films, performances and publications developed by the artists’ initiatives over the past ten years.
This year, Eight Days A Week sees artists from Liverpool and Cologne visiting each other’s city in a series of exhibitions and events encompassing crafts, video, painting, installation, photography, architecture, printmaking, digital media and performance. The exchange involves galleries, colleges, artists’ spaces, civic buildings and the Internet. Audiences will be able to see the fruits of this creative collaboration in an ongoing programme of events during 08.

PORTRAIT WEEKENDS WITH AXEL HOEPTNER

The Cologne artist Axel Hoeptner will be in Liverpool on two occasions over the next two months
(March 13th to March 16th, April 10th to April 13th, 2008). The purpose of his visit is to affirm the cultural ties between the twinned cities through his own art.

Axel Hoeptner’s name has, over the last decade or so, become associated with portraiture. He has made 120 portraits of Cologne artists using predominantly the mediums of pencil and graphite. Now he will be visiting Liverpool working in the View Gallery and in local artists’ studios to document the creative life of the City of Liverpool during its celebratory year. During the two weekends, artists with and without previous involvement with Cologne will have their portraits drawn. It is hoped that later in 2008 he will return to continue the portraits in the Eight Days A Week Project Space for 08.
The work will be exhibited in the Wishbone Gallery in Bootle, Sefton.
Please consult his website for more information. www.axel-hoeptner.de.

Contact: Pete Clarke,
Email pclarke2@uclan.ac.uk
Or visit the website
www.eightdaysaweek.org.uk

Eight Days A Week is supported by Liverpool Culture Co, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool Art School/
John Moore’s University, University of Central Lancashire and Stadt Köln.
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News from Eight Days A Week Project

Art exhibitions celebrating the link between Liverpool and Cologne
Artists from Liverpool and its German sister city of Cologne, are taking part in a unique cultural exchange to mark the occasion of Liverpool 08 European City of Culture.
A leading European centre for art, Cologne has major museum collections, an unparalleled commercial gallery scene and a large community of artists. Liverpool, with its national collections at the Walker, the Tate Gallery, the Bluecoat and the Biennial– the UK’s largest modern contemporary art event – has a growing reputation in the visual arts. Art has therefore been an important element of the cities’ relationship with each other, most recently through Eight Days A Week, an ongoing programme of exhibitions, residencies, films, performances and publications developed by the artists’ initiatives over the past ten years.
This year, Eight Days A Week sees artists from Liverpool and Cologne visiting each other’s city in a series of exhibitions and events encompassing crafts, video, painting, installation, photography, architecture, printmaking, digital media and performance. The exchange involves galleries, colleges, artists’ spaces, civic buildings and the Internet. Audiences will be able to see the fruits of this creative collaboration in an ongoing programme of events during 08.

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